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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:46 PM
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House Passes Bill To Grant Congress Veto Power Over White House Rules
Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would give the controlling party of either chamber of Congress veto power over any major new regulation passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. The measure, dubbed the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny -- or REINS -- Act, would require Congress to sign off on any new rule estimated to cost more than $100 million. It passed 241 to 184, with a handful of Democrats crossing the aisle.

The REINS Act is only the latest of a slew of bills aimed at peeling back regulations, which House Republicans have pushed for in the name of cutting red tape and freeing up businesses. The GOP sees the regulations as overbearing rulemaking by unelected bureaucrats.

"Who do the regulators answer to? No one," said Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) in debate on the House floor. "When the regulators go to work everyday, like most people go to work, their work assignment's a little different," Poe said. "In my opinion, they sit around a big oak table, sipping their lattes. They have out their iPads and their computers, and they decide, 'Who shall we regulate today?' And they write a regulation and send it out to the masses and make us deal with the cost to that."

Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.), argued that if Congress can stop rules in their tracks, businesses will flourish. "Poll after poll of small business owners, of medium-sized business owners -- they will show you and tell you that major regulations are holding back their expansion and the ability of them to hire more workers," Quayle said.

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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:53 PM
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1. yes, repuglicans, all we need are more oil spills, bank and mortgage disasters
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 09:54 PM by wordpix
Why don't you take away all the stop signs and traffic lights, too, while you're at it?
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 09:59 PM
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2. Sit back, sip your lattes and watch America implode in 2012.
These monsters are going to totally turn the US upside down before they are done. They scare me.

It will be interesting to see who the Dems were who voted for it.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:02 PM
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3. The Senate will NOT pass it and even if they did President Obama would veto it. n/t
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red dog 1 Donating Member (307 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:03 PM
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4. "The Senate is unlikely to pass the measure."
From the article in Huffington Post:

"The Act's opponents also note that it's ironic the GOP's legislative attempt comes during an administration that has promoted fewer regulations than the previous one, and that the regulations Congress wants to block stem from laws passed by Congress itself."
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malthaussen Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:06 PM
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5. The irony is that our government
... is continuously unwilling to enforce laws that are inconvenient to the people with the money.
Oh, wait. That's not irony.

-- Mal
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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:55 PM
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11. The Senat is unlikely to even allow this bill to come to a vote.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:15 PM
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6. major regulations are holding back their expansion and the ability of them to hire more workers,
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 10:35 PM by AlbertCat
Baloney.

Even if "poll after poll" says so, it doesn't mean it's true. So business owners are holding potential jobs hostage until Congress gets rid of things they don't like.

This is complete crap. And as usual, Congress just wasted their and our time on crap. The "Do nothing ever when they manage to do something" Congress.

God forbid we should ask Alcoa to not poison the water!

It seems to me that if there is anything like a free market, if your company can't produce or make a profit UNDER THE LAW, then maybe it should go under and, instead of changing the game, a company that CAN operate under the law can take over. That's a FREE market, not a rigged one.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:26 PM
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7. The Congress already has such power in full. This is empty posturing, and horseshit too. nt
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:40 PM
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9. I Was Going to Post Something Similar
How is voting to 'veto' a regulation different from passing a law which would do virtually the same thing?

Oh, maybe it's that EITHER house of congress can do it. And the process wouldn't be open to attaching riders or other modification. So maybe there would be some difference in practice.
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mindwalker_i Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 11:45 PM
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12. Actually, it gives minority more power to block stuff
"Either chamber of Congress" could block regulations. So like now, Republicans, holding one chamber and not the Presidency, could block more stuff increasing their (minority) ability to throw monkey wrenches with abandon.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:39 PM
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8. Driving would be so much more efficient if only there were no traffic regulations.
:eyes:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:33 AM
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16. Ron Paul, is that you?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:42 PM
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10. Hey pugs, keep arguing about stupid bullshit and go play some marbles on the freeway, maybe then, we
will gain some jobs picking up the marbles.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 11:46 PM
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13. GOP: Let's try and circumvent the Constitution!
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Phlem Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 11:55 PM
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14. Why do insane bills
like these even make it into our body politic for votes.

Crap like this isn't even worthy of the paper it's printed on.

JHC

-p
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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:17 AM
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15. Unless it's a Rethuglican Congress right?
Then it's all about nuclear options and not letting Dem Representatives vote at all. Fucking pigs!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:35 AM
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17. No worries. Harry Reid can care of this in his sleep.
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 12:35 AM by No Elephants
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