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Has the GOP gone after unnecessary regulations that hurt small businesses, or has the GOP gone after regulations that protect our environment and keeps citizens save from predatory practices?

bob 2011/12/20 15:20:01
The GOP has gone after unnecessary regulations that hurt small businesses
The GOP has gone after regulations that protect our environment and keeps us save from predatory practices
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  • Monolith 2011/12/20 16:10:24
    All of the above
    Monolith
    +8
    The GOP do NOTHING but the will of their corporate overlords!

    ps - I am surrounded by idiots!

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  • Juliet Alyssa 2011/12/25 17:30:17
    All of the above
    Juliet Alyssa
    I agree with Monolith!
  • je shoemaker 2011/12/23 07:08:02
    Undecided
    je shoemaker
    +1
    I don't believe either side is right all the time. Both do things I don't like and stuff others like.
  • jon 2011/12/21 18:01:33
    None of the above
    jon
    You are still reading the dem play book and record and calling it republican, how much is ACORN paying you?
  • rani 2011/12/21 05:37:46
    All of the above
    rani
    i think that's why.
  • James 2011/12/21 05:18:29
    None of the above
    James
    +1
    They have done precious little of either.
  • Dan™: Real Change, Not Fals... 2011/12/21 01:41:20 (edited)
    None of the above
    Dan™: Real Change, Not False Hope
    +1
    Your questions are always so poorly worded that it's difficult to make any sense of them. I had to re-read your question several times to figure out exactly what you were attempting to say. Also -- and I hate to nitpick -- the word you were looking for is "safe" rather than "save."

    The answer to your question is that Republicans are attempting to eliminate unnecessary and misguided regulations that are hurting business, don't really protect the environment, and don't really keep citizens safe from predatory business tactics.
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2011/12/21 01:29:07
    The GOP has gone after unnecessary regulations that hurt small businesses
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    There are very few worth the problems to the economy and job loss that they cause, the GOP is right.
  • dawn 2011/12/21 00:16:44
    The GOP has gone after unnecessary regulations that hurt small businesses
    dawn
    +1
    The Obama administration has loaded up the regulations on American businesses.Thank God the Republicans are trying to thwart and reverse some of them!
  • mind-pilot dawn 2011/12/22 00:25:04
    mind-pilot
    Which ones are they "thwarting"?
  • mind-pilot 2011/12/20 22:54:27
    The GOP has gone after unnecessary regulations that hurt small businesses
    mind-pilot
    During the Bush administration the republicans went after the "SBA" and controlled "who" got the money and leaned towards business's that were compatible with their own agenda. The "off shore" accounts also proved to be "selective" and the same with the Caiman Island accounts and Swiss accounts. Thank God, the IRS/FBI and other agencies are currently investigating these practices. They grow larger "government" and protest they don't: Ie: Home Security is the largest government agency than them all( Newspeak lives with what's going on with theirs and the criminal agenda's). Whatever they "say" they are doing the "opposite". Just observe. The dems are just spineless and stupid, praying that God will reveal these wrong doings That's just dumb. It's time! The world-wide "occupiers" are busy doing the work to "bring it to light". Hold on...the spring will come early next year.
  • twocrows 2011/12/20 21:19:02
    The GOP has gone after regulations that protect our environment and keeps us ...
    twocrows
    +1
    they're refusing to confirm Richard Cordray, the man who would head the agency that would protect us from predatory banks and other corporations. and, without someone in the top seat, it has no teeth. which is their plan.

    but, before snubbing Cordray, they refused to confirm Elizabeth Warren - - who promptly decided to run for the Senate seat currently held by a Republican.

    there's an 'oopsie' moment if ever there was one. name one person in the country, besides Obama, with more name recognition than Warren.
    no one outside Massachusetts even knew who Scott Brown was until she got in the race. now, everyone does. and - - - guess who the majority of the country is rooting for? hint: it ain't Scott.

    if they're not careful, Richard Cordray just may decide to run for Congress in Ohio. THEN where will the Reps be, hmmmmmmmm? you and I both know the name of THAT creek.
  • bigfoot 2011/12/20 20:44:41
    The GOP has gone after unnecessary regulations that hurt small businesses
    bigfoot
    +2
    the RWNJs are so desperate they will resort to anything that might help them defeat Obama.their watching their Training Films[Mr.Smith Goes To Washington,Its A Wonderful Life,The Christmas Carol] around the Clock searching for Ways to change the Endings.I over heard some one in their training room as I passed by say"SSSSSHHHH! Stop Calling Me SCROOGE.Some one might hear you". "I'm not the only Republican Rep,who voted against extending Unemployment and Tax Breaks for the Middle Class".
  • Grayfox1940 2011/12/20 19:18:08
    None of the above
    Grayfox1940
    +2
    The Democrats are trying to punish business with too much stupid paperwork and regulations and by not issuing peremits to major projects that would employ thousands and help the economy like off shore drilling and pipeline construction
  • bigfoot Grayfox... 2011/12/20 21:45:49
    bigfoot
    If what You say is true,WHY is it that the Republican Red States from North to South object to the Pipeline being built and passing through their states as Presented????????
  • dawn bigfoot 2011/12/21 00:20:05
    dawn
    None of the states are objecting- Don't knoe ehat you're talking about. Nebraska has agreed to relocate a portion of the pipeline to another area. There are no other objections!
  • bigfoot dawn 2011/12/21 16:56:37
    bigfoot
    if you say so.
  • Flamingolady 2011/12/20 18:59:08
    Undecided
    Flamingolady
    This is another trick question. It would take a month of Sundays to answer it within reason, and then someone would still not get it.
  • mind-pilot Flaming... 2011/12/20 22:58:33
    mind-pilot
    Did you "get it"? If so, elaborate. Please.
  • Flaming... mind-pilot 2011/12/21 19:46:08
    Flamingolady
    Hell, the question was so goobered up, I didn't even get it! What moron asks crap like this? Wish I could elaborate to suit you better, but really have nothing to add to this.
  • mind-pilot Flaming... 2011/12/27 01:47:53
    mind-pilot
    The point is: they have changed the regulations to fit their agendas. Then they claim it's the regulations that are a problem( get it, it's a scheme. A scam) . It's really quite clear. Did you know Bush Sr had Kenneth Day choose his own SEC regulators( knowing it was giving the key to the hen house) ? True story. The republicans are great for this. They circumvent the rules and laws to do so. That's why the banks got their bailouts. And the insurance industry too. That's why were in the mess were in.
  • BigKwell 2011/12/20 18:57:10
    The GOP has gone after regulations that protect our environment and keeps us ...
    BigKwell
    In it for the money, that's the Republican way!
  • Debra 2011/12/20 18:49:02
    None of the above
    Debra
    +2
    The GOP has tried to get rid of regulations that hurt small business. Or any business that will hire and get more people off of unemployment. The democrates are trying to ruin the country and bring us to our knees so that we can become a socialist nation. That is exactly how it is done.

    Look at Solandra. Our money was used to prop them up for political reasons. Obama wants to look green! Then how about GE? Nobody said there should be no taxes paid at all. They didn't have to pay any last year. Talk about favoring big business!! Giving all the banks our money? Don't blame what they do on the GOP, or at least not with a straight face.
  • tdterry1999 2011/12/20 18:42:44
    None of the above
    tdterry1999
    I hear the democrats are doing a fine job,looking out for us.See some dummies will belieive that statement.
  • ehrhornp 2011/12/20 18:29:41
    The GOP has gone after regulations that protect our environment and keeps us ...
    ehrhornp
    Republicans only believe in making the rich richer and if people die due to their pollution, no big thing.
  • merlinskiss 2011/12/20 17:26:23
    None of the above
    merlinskiss
    +5
    The GOP has gone after regulations that hurt small business and promote large ones. Want proof? Check out Monsanto and Wall-Mart contributions to the GOP. Who suffers? Small farmers and little towns.
  • Jean 2011/12/20 17:23:11
    The GOP has gone after unnecessary regulations that hurt small businesses
    Jean
    +1
    Most regulation that the government imposes not only hurts business but it hurts consumers as well. Between government "rules" and lawyers itching to make a few million dollars off class action litigation, consumers are limited as to their choices in the marketplace and unable to benefit from what used to be called "American ingenuity."
  • none 2011/12/20 16:54:32
    None of the above
    none
    +4
    The current administration and the EPA are responsible for the regs. that are hurting businesses.
  • Robtbal 2011/12/20 16:47:56
    None of the above
    Robtbal
    +3
    The GOP needs to eliminate all regulations imposed after 1980....ALL !
  • doc moto 2011/12/20 16:40:36
    None of the above
    doc moto
    +2
    Both parties have a hand in both the help and the hurt in ALL businesses; they do not care about the environment as displayed on their "habits" they travel excessively, use up their citizen's tax contributions and plaque the small businesses to no end as they en-graft more and more laws and regulations to stifle our society and cripple productivity! To put it so all can understand and most bluntly; they (lawmakers) are a type of "mistletoe" that will eventual KILL the tree! Like trying to breathe with both nostrils impacted! Try removing the fingers from the nose, both of them!
  • Monolith 2011/12/20 16:10:24
    All of the above
    Monolith
    +8
    The GOP do NOTHING but the will of their corporate overlords!

    ps - I am surrounded by idiots!
  • Debra Monolith 2011/12/20 18:50:33
    Debra
    +1
    Maybe you are surrounded by idiots because it is the group you need to be with.
  • redneck 2011/12/20 16:02:40
    None of the above
    redneck
    +3
    The GOP has gone after the unfair business practices the progressive llibs has placed on America to force businesses out of our country.This started with the unfair deal that the good ol boy bill clinton the rapeist and woman terroist placed on our country with NAFTA.
    The EPA is another group of progressive libs that have placed regulations on businesses that make it ufair to do opperate competively inside our borders.The people like george soros and the green energy socailist that say it is unlawful to use fossil fueles any more,such as oil and natural gass,coal.We import coal from other countries,because the libs and the green socailist won't allow us to be energy independent.
    The facts include the pipeline from our freindly neighbor,Canada is opposed because it makes sense.This pipeline will take the US away from mid east oil and the dangers of dealing with countries that hate America.So then the CIA won't be able to start trouble over there any more,and keep the war machine running full tilt.This move will put the globailist at a disadvantage,as they try to control every country and how they do business. The other thing is obama care it has a very important threat to doing business in America,companies don't have a clue as to how much the cost of this...
    The GOP has gone after the unfair business practices the progressive llibs has placed on America to force businesses out of our country.This started with the unfair deal that the good ol boy bill clinton the rapeist and woman terroist placed on our country with NAFTA.
    The EPA is another group of progressive libs that have placed regulations on businesses that make it ufair to do opperate competively inside our borders.The people like george soros and the green energy socailist that say it is unlawful to use fossil fueles any more,such as oil and natural gass,coal.We import coal from other countries,because the libs and the green socailist won't allow us to be energy independent.
    The facts include the pipeline from our freindly neighbor,Canada is opposed because it makes sense.This pipeline will take the US away from mid east oil and the dangers of dealing with countries that hate America.So then the CIA won't be able to start trouble over there any more,and keep the war machine running full tilt.This move will put the globailist at a disadvantage,as they try to control every country and how they do business. The other thing is obama care it has a very important threat to doing business in America,companies don't have a clue as to how much the cost of this plan will effect them,and they have not started to expand because of the unkown cost to their businesses. http://www.theblogmocracy.com... The progressive libs a cancer on America The progressive libs a cancer on America The progressive libs demacrats destroy America The progressive libs demacrats destroy America The progressive libs demacrats destroy America The progressive libs demacrats destroy America The progressive libs demacrats destroy America The progressive libs demacrats destroy America The progressive libs demacrats destroy America The progressive libs demacrats destroy America The progressive libs demacrats destroy America
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  • Independent Thinker 2011/12/20 16:02:38
    None of the above
    Independent Thinker
    +2
    Mmmm...overall the regulations are over the top.

    For example if an above ground swimming pool pops the backyard can be deemed a wet land. That kicks in a myriad of rules. Watchout backyard owners if something like that happens.

    Another example is the EPA regs that attack private landfill owners. Small business owners (those who own small city landfills) are required to have a huge amount of money in a separate account just to operate. Large companies can do that; they have the extra cash but statistics show small landfill owners are being gobbled up the larger ones thus...more monopolies.

    I know of environmental engineers who share the regs are super nit-picky and the goal of a clean environment has exploded into a lack of common sense; the EPA is out of control.

    I am for a clean environment but even independents like myself...know this is one wacky time we live in.

    GOP....come on! Get serious! Read about what is going on. It is called goggle.
  • Tinka123 2011/12/20 16:01:42
    None of the above
    Tinka123
    +1
    I think it's pretty obvious that neither party has gone after unnecessary regs that hurt small businesses. Wouldn't be in this situation if they had. lol
  • Brian 2011/12/20 15:56:12 (edited)
    None of the above
    Brian
    I haven't seen the Republicans go after anything of the sort, the industry I work in is being burried in more and more environmental laws & regulations to point that we have staff especially trained to review the litany laws and regs. before we can even bid on a project. these cost are then rolled into the cost of the project.

    The result of which is the construction cost are rising to the consumer/tax payer.

    The constant adding of more and more regulations, is akin to layering on more and more blankets on a cold night, at some point, they cease to warm and begin to smother!
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2011/12/20 15:51:16
    None of the above
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +2
    The only real regulations that has hurt business in general including small businesses are the one the Czars are coming up with and Obama signs without publishing it. Then you have the EPA as well as Obama Care.
  • BrianD3 2011/12/20 15:33:59
    Undecided
    BrianD3
    +3
    the GOP really has not gone after much at all YET. Yes, we can dial back some of the regulations on the environment.

    We are much cleaner than we were decades ago which means that the restrictions put inplace decades ago not only restricted the amount of pollution to something that nature could generally handle but restricted pollution so much that things have gotten much much better....but that isnt good enough...the treehuggers have been pushing for greater restrictions and Obama is only glad to accomodate them......

    We do not need more restrictions, we need less restrictions. We need to strike a balance to the very real needs of our environement and the needs of industry and society.
  • Eddie L~PWCM~JLA 2011/12/20 15:32:19 (edited)
    None of the above
    Eddie L~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    They haven't done anything. They can't. The democrat Senate and Obunghole won't pass or sign anything.
  • Cat 1017 Eddie L... 2011/12/20 15:51:20
    Cat 1017
    +4
    Don't cha mean the repubs, gop and tp's block all attempts to resolve problems by the president?...I think you are a bit confused...the party of no, obstructionist?...
  • Eddie L... Cat 1017 2011/12/20 15:53:54
    Eddie L~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    When everything he tries to do is bad, good, NO! What have they blocked anyway? He had 2 years and 2 super majorities to do what ever the hell he wanted. What happened? Things got worse.

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