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Mountains and mountains of federal regulations wait to be attacked by Republican politicians as they move to save American from financial ruin.
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Or do we? Like the D.C. inspection program, OSHA has not done what it was supposed to do, and instead of $400,000 a year, it has cost billions. It should be abolished now. Why wait?
Abolishing OSHA is an idea whose time must be advanced. It would have tremendous support from the business community, especially small businesses, for which the epidemic of regulations the country has been suffering from for the last half-century are a far greater burden than they are for big businesses.
The Republican House should start laying the groundwork immediately. It could appoint a commission (a Team B?) to study regulations — en masse, not just OSHA — and recommend wholesale repeal. The commission should consist of people from the think tanks, who would not be beholden to any pressure groups. They would assist the House in holding the necessary hearings, now, to prepare for wholesale reform later. They could move quickly because much of the research has already been done.
All that gold. The mountain towers. And waits.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?