May 21 - May 27, 2012

Which regulation would you dump to spur the most job creation?

Answers Votes
Federal health care reform 51%
Dodd-Frank Wall Street and banking regulations 20%
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 16%
Clean Air and/or Clean Water Act 9%
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 5%

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Tagged categories: Jobs; Regulations

Comment from Anna Jolly, (5/21/2012, 11:52 AM)

Unfortunately, you did not leave a blank for none.

Comment from Jeremi Day, (5/21/2012, 2:25 PM)

#6 .... Lobbyists!

Comment from Mike McCloud, (5/22/2012, 8:39 AM)

Unfortunately, you don't leave a space for all...except maybe OSHA (reform)

Comment from Regina Montgomery, (5/22/2012, 9:52 AM)

The survey is moot without the 'none' choice.

Comment from marc chavez, (5/22/2012, 11:30 AM)

My goodness what an ill thought out poll that makes the assumption that any or all of these organizations or bills are all bad. 1. Healthcare bill - I think the pre-existing condition refusal to insure is great (for insurance companies) To all you guys who have been working hard for 20 years and have the sore backs to prove it - let’s dump health care reform, and by the way dump your coverage for your pre existing back pain when you change jobs. Oh! And if you want government out of the healthcare business let’s shut down the VA hospitals for returning vets and all of you Vietnam ear vets too, Medicare for your parents, , state L & I insurance for injured workers etc. 2.Dodd-Frank - really? You want the banks to be able to do this (the recession) to us again? Regulations can certainly hurt job growth but so can wild speculation on Wall Street without any checks or balances. This bill is actually pretty watered down. Got any money in Chase bank? 3.ADA - no worries until that bad back you got while working requires you to use a cane or a wheel chair and you cannot get in the front door to see your doctor or park close to the door in the first place. 4. Clean Air or Clean Water Act – Oh those halcyon days of yore! I miss the green copper roofs we don’t get those any more now that the air is cleaner. And Is miss the rivers burning into the night Burn on Cuyahoga. Burn on! 5. OSHA – Oh for pity’s sake folks get a grip. I’ve seen many comments on this newsletter focused on the amazing lack of worker safety and how sad it is that valuable trained workers get injured or killed by employers that just don’t give a ____ for worker safety. There are certainly stupid things that should be eliminated in all of the laws and organizations above. But this kind of poll is NOT the way to discuss the issues.

Comment from Anna Jolly, (5/22/2012, 12:15 PM)

I like your comments Marc!

Comment from Mike McCloud, (5/23/2012, 7:58 AM)

Jeez, calm down Marc, you're going to have a heart attack.

Comment from Jeff Laikind, (5/23/2012, 9:57 AM)

For us, it's not the Federal regulations that are the biggest problem, it's the overlying plethora of state regulations. 1) The EPA has set VOC restrictions on AIM coatings. Several states have instituted different VOC limits, and each of the several Air Resource Boards in California can set its own VOC limits (what's legal in one part of California is illegal in a different part). 2) We market registered pesticides. The master label and formula are approved by the EPA. The pesticides have to be registered in every state where we want to sell them, and each state has to approve the label. We have had states tell us that the Federal label wasn't acceptable. And it can take months for the process to work through. We have to respond immediately to e-mails/letters, but the state's response can take 6 to 8 weeks. 3) Several states have required mandatory surveys of coatings and consumer products for VOCs. 4) Due to budget issues, some states have turned to product registrations as self-sustaining fee structures, and jacked them up. One state requires us to show on invoices that a particular fee has been added and passed on to the customer. The list goes on and on.

Comment from James Johnson, (5/24/2012, 10:43 AM)

Marc - So the government is out of control, has no right to be involved in our health care, or tell us how many Cheerios should be in a box, cannot tell me that I must violate my Faith and pay for someone's abortion, on top of the fact we all know we cannot afford 2 Trillion dollars, over 150 new government agencies and death panels and you disagree - so disagree. Dodd-Frank is killing the small banks and allowing the large banks to do what they want with depositors money. If Dodd-Franks is doing anything it is impairing the economy and making the big banks bigger. The EPA is totally out of control as it tries to press an ideological agenda on the citizens, which is actually a terrorist act by definition. All the EPA cares about is power and control to attain their goal, which has little to do with clean air or water and more to do with controlling the economy, such as intentionally driving up the cost of gas to make green energy projects economically viable. As it stands now this green energy is not salable because it is too costly, so the EPA is doing everything possible to bury the fossil fuel industry to intentionally force the consummer price up as high as possible. All 50 states have agencies equivelant to OSHA, yet OSHA also exists. Is this reinventing the wheel 51 times or what? Within the Enumerated Powers of the Constitution just where does it authorize the existance of OSHA? All powers, other than the enumerated powers, belong to the states or the people according to the 10th Amendment.

Comment from Dennis Maples, (5/24/2012, 12:10 PM)

I am in total agreement Marc.

Comment from Jeremi Day, (5/25/2012, 9:33 AM)

(A): Healthcare "Reform" - (Pre Existing Conditions), I COULD be wrong, but I believe that this only applies to children under a certain age. So "that back pain" you've been having may still be unattended to if you change insurance. It's a joke, and in MY OPINION, Obama only made the slight, subtle changes for extra votes. You can bet that he has some insurance lobbyist lining his pocket as we speak! Oh!, and as far as VA hospitals and what they will and won't do for our Vets. who gave body parts and their well-being for us, Just ask one, They'll let you know what they think of the VA hospitals! Medicare??.. Pfft!. PLEASE! (B): LMFAO @ These "Wall Street and Banking Regulations! Let me ask, Sir.... Who exactly did Obama appoint for all of these agencies??.. THE SAME ONES HE PROMISED TO HOLD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE HOUSING MARKET CRASH!... It all started with derivatives and credit default swaps and the very people who masterminded it are ALL still in Government. Read up on it cause the info is there! (C): ADA, Great! Ask someone who has applied for a handicapped placard. They'll tell you how ridiculous the process was to get one... I must say though that I've never seen 45 handicapped people at Wal-Mart at the same time, BUT, I'm not one of those who circle the parking lot trying to find a closer space. I'm young and Healthy, (Thank God) and don't mind walking. (D): Clean Air / Clean Water Act..... HA!!!.. Are you guys aware of how much release refineries are allowed per month?? Look it up!, It's a JOKE!. Just another way to line pockets! (E): OSHA.... GREAT Concept!... File a complaint with them and then let me know how that process goes. Great agency but like alllll of these others, REFORM is needed. The poll should have been, "Which one of these agencies are in most need of REFORM" They ALL need it, They don't need to be dumped. And how in the H#@* would that create jobs???

Comment from Timothy Werbstein, (5/30/2012, 7:40 AM)

Now who wouldn't prefer the "death panels" of a frw dozen profit-oriented insurance companies over the death panel of a government entity, such as the Veterans' Administration, which has the goalof getting healthcare to patients over the goal of making a buck for its investors! I've had my doctor's recommended care denied coverage by such a death panel, called a "claims denier" in my book.

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