House Republicans Pass Regulations To Show That They’re Against Regulations
Republican politicians love to tell people how much they hate regulations. Talk is cheap, though. How do Republicans show that they are opposed to regulations?
Yesterday afternoon, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Integrity Act, H.R. 5226.
The legislation, if it is also passed by the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Obama, would create a new layer of government regulations. These new regulations would be regulations of regulations, creating new bureaucratic hurdles in order to make it more difficult to create bureaucratic hurdles.
What’s next on the Republican agenda? A petition against petitions? An argument against arguing? Spending on programs designed to cut spending? How about a 500 page manual on efficiency in government publications? Burning the midnight oil for energy conservation?