Tom Donohue, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recently penned an op-ed where he said it's time to walk back government regulations that are supposedly killing industries all across this country. He was referring to several environmental regulations, including the Clean Power Plan and and Ozone Rule. How in the world could this be considered a good idea? Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins discusses this.
Via U.S. Chamber of Commerce: ‘The U.S. government is built on a system of checks and balances. Skeptical of government power, the Founding Fathers made it difficult to encroach on the rights of citizens and established co-equal branches of government. They created frequent elections so that the people could hold elected officials accountable.
This is not happening in our regulatory system, where unelected and unaccountable regulators routinely ignore the will of Congress, toss aside the built-in checks on regulatory power, and impose their own agenda. These violations have real-world consequences—they hurt our economy, the rule of law, and businesses, workers, and consumers. Take a look at what this system has wrought.’