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Rep. Erik Paulsen denounces government red tape

In a short speech on the floor of the US House of Representatives, Rep. Erik Paulsen, a Republican representing Minnesota’s third district, expresses dismay at recent growth in federal business regulation and calls for simplifying regulations on small businesses as the key to future economic growth.

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  1. Submitted by Tom Christensen on 07/31/2012 - 10:51 am.

    Paulson talks of transparency

    Do the rest of the republicans know he used the word “transparency”. The republicans are the folks that are very vigorously fighting to keep transparency out of political giving. If we need transparency anywhere it is in political giving. Paulsen talks about 41,662 pages of regulations, like all 41,662 pages apply to every business. Business is complex, but all 41,662 pages of regulations don’t apply to every business. We have already seen what deregulation does. Check your 401K and you will notice dollars are missing due to deregulation. Notice the nauseating level of political spending going on right now, all due to deregulation via the Citizen United bill. Regulations put everyone on the same playing field. We don’t need massive deregulation causing more financial and political disasters. The word “compromise” has to enter the republican language base before any deregulation happens. Amazingly no one feels cheated when the solution is arrived at by “compromise”. Lets all watch to see how tranparent the republicans become.

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