October 3rd, 2011
10:23 AM ET

GOP pushes Obama on industry regulations

House Republicans tried to seize the political upper hand in the job-creation debate Monday, urging President Barack Obama to support GOP-sponsored legislation designed to ease industry burdens imposed by environmental regulations, among other things.

Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, sent a letter to the president noting that the Republican-controlled House is scheduled to consider two bills - an "EPA Regulatory Relief Act" requiring authorities to reissue certain rules in a "less burdensome manner," and a "Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act" requiring regulators to reconsider rules affecting an industry critical to new construction.

"The federal government has a responsibility under the Constitution to regulate interstate commerce, and there are reasonable regulations that protect our children and help keep our environment clean," Boehner said in the letter.

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  1. banasy©

    I've had cancer once already; I don't doubt that there's more where they came from.
    I can't worry overmuch about it...I'd go batsh!t crazy if I did...

    October 3, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    wasnt sayin you should was sayin that every person has cancer cells, something i did not know til recently, which is a good reason not to worry about it. But im very glad your a survivor! Makes u even stronger!

    October 4, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. J.hunter

    Obama is a soft egg.

    October 4, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mmmmm

    Mr. President, my recommendation is to
    mirror to Bonehead Boehner a serious 30-second
    haldol look...then tell 'im "No!" It's really no biggie for speaker bonehead, it's the only countenance he understands...his mamma taught 'im...

    October 5, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      Didn't I see a recent poll of mid to large business owners that listed a list of their concerns, and regulations was low on the list? next to taxes?

      These republicans have always banked on repeating lies until their idiots take it as gospel. An easy chore for them, as if not for voter ignorance, no republican would ever gert a single vote.

      Will they vote for a different black man?

      Odds are republicans will not vote unless there is at least ONE white guy running.

      October 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Without_hate

      How constructive your post are. Have you noticed your neighbor home is vacant. That one in five American are unemployed. People are suffering and you can not see past the talking points of a failed President. What is wrong with you? what part of the plan do you agree with and what part do you not like. Be constructive not a brain dead bone head.

      October 21, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. it's not about the future

    it is about profit in the now. 'we' cannot possibly keep making money unless we waste everything possible in the now. 'we' don't care about whether future generations have anything left to grow on because it is about the stock/bond holders -in the now.

    now, now, now.

    October 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |


    October 6, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. ggcanada

    like republicans say,whats a little oil on the beach

    October 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Without_hate

      How constructive you are. There are two million oil worker suffering on the Gulf Coast. Do you care? Liberals are sound bites, no substance and filled with hate and racism. What do you have to say to these people that unemployed?

      October 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Without_hate

    Johnathon nice try. The polls are quite clear regulations and uncertainty are the number one concern of business. You are either a spin and lie propagandist or you were reading a high school poll. We have to many serious problems for your petty lies and spin. One in ever five Americans are unemployed, 17 percent unemployment in the Afro American community. No hope and no plan Obama has no solution. Recognize the root of the problem and quit being in denial and lying.

    October 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Without_hate

    You can not fix a problem with words and lies. If we could, there would be no problem. Obama talks all the time and lies constantly and we still have One in ever five Americans are unemployed, 17 percent unemployment in the Afro American community. It is because of his illogical socialist policies.

    October 21, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Without_hate

    The President of the United States is a dishonest man, a liar, and a divider of the nation. He is not interested in creating jobs he is interested in reelection. His job plan is another stimulus that will run the debt up and after one year the jobs created will disappear into thin air. This was reported by Moody the company the white house picked to do the analysis. You liberals can lie the same as the President to try to justify this pay off to the unions but the American people are not as uninformed as you would like them to be. The democratic party no longer controls the message. The net has been your demise.

    October 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Without_hate

    To Johanton you must be paid well to spin an lie as you do. The Republican are the responsible party keeping the country from sliding off the cliff into total destruction. The Republicans did not create the toxic waste sites any more than the democrats. You post is intellectually dishonest. The Republican want responsible environmental regulations based on real science and not the lies of agenda driven liberals. You like all liberals run on hysterics rather than facts. The party is over for you and your emotional driven agenda and the adults will be coming into town to clean up the mess of the socialist democratic party. Let me remind you that there are twenty five million Americans unemployed as a result of this incompetent president policies. The irresponsible action of Franks and Dodd in pushing banks to loan money to unqualified buyers destroyed the economy of the nation. Unanswered spin and lies are a thing of the past. We have a lawless state under Obama, immigration laws ignored, lying to congress, appointment of czars by passing Congress.

    October 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Without_hate

    The government can not create permanent jobs private industry creates jobs. To create jobs, repeal Obama care, shut down the radical policies of the EPA, There are construction projects being held up by the non technical, feel good, bureaucrats employed by the EPA. These are both union jobs and non-union jobs.
    Revamp the tax code and bring in a flat tax or a 9 9 9 plan, Propose something that will get rid of this unfair monstrosity tax code. The democrats are the President has not presented one logical plan for revamping the tax code or a plan that will get the economy growing. Tax the rich more is a election slogan not a plan for the revitalization of America. As ever word that flows out of the mouth of Obama is suspect it will be impossible for the American people to trust him to lead us out of the problems that the socialist democratic an Obama has created. Ever program that he offers will have to be truth checked. From past actions, the nation knows that Obama is incapable of telling the truth. The job of President is twenty stories above his pay grade. A president must have personal integrity and he has the integrity of a sewer rat from Chicago.

    October 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Without_hate

    It would be most beneficial to the country if he were to resign and let adults take over the country and lead the nation back to prosperity. There are twenty-five million Americans unemployed. We have more citizens in the welfare line than ever before . Due to his political game playing our credit rating has been reduced for the first time in history. The construction trades are idle. Drilling rigs are rusting instead of producing oil and providing jobs, Coal industry is shut down. Power plants are shutting down and laying off people. His closest advisers are moving their companies to China.
    Our Attorney General is a proven liar and an accessory to murder. The scams that have taken place in the green job fiasco has permanently damaged our ability to produce a viable solar industry . Obama's intelligence is in question and his leadership abilities are non existent. Mr. Obama please quit talking, no one is listening to your lies and resign for the good of the country and the democratic party.

    October 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
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