During Monday’s Republican 2012 presidential debate, the candidates were enthusiastic about repealing and deregulating, including: Repeal the Dodd Frank Bill, despite the financial collapse brought about by economic deregulation; repeal health care reform, despite the millions of uninsured and the fact that repeal would add billions to the deficit; eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency, despite the threat of greenhouse gases; increase oil drilling, despite the disaster in the Gulf and the fact that drilling won’t bring in oil for 10 years; eliminate the National Labor Relations Board, despite the attack on labor in Wisconsin, Maine and elsewhere. Take those steps and–of course–slash taxes even further for the wealthy, and the country will be awash in jobs! Watch:
Newt Gingrich: The Congress this year, this week, ought to repeal the Dodd-Frank bill, they ought to repeal the Sarbanes-Oxley bill.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN): What we need to do is pass the mother of all repeal bills…and I would begin with the EPA, because there is no other agency like the EPA. It should really be called the job-killing organization of America.
Rick Santorum: This president has put a stop sign against oil drilling, against any kind of exploration offshore or in Alaska and that is depressing. We need to drill.
Gingrich: And one of the things Congress should do immediately is defund the National Labor Relations Board.
Herman Cain: If the federal government continues to do the kind of things that this administration is trying to do through the backdoor, through the National Labor Relations Board, that’s killing our free-market system. (h/t: Think Progress)