Republican Rep. Issa to businesses: tell me what you want changed

At least Republican Rep. Darrell Issa isn’t trying to hide the fact that he’s in the pocket of big business, big pharma, and trade groups:

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wants the oil industry, drug manufacturers and other trade groups and companies to tell him which Obama administration regulations to target this year.

The incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – in letters sent to more than 150 trade associations, companies and think tanks last month – requested a list of existing and proposed regulations that would harm job growth.


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7 thoughts on “Republican Rep. Issa to businesses: tell me what you want changed

  1. This is from the party that vows to adhere to the will of the people, which considering recent court rulings, includes big business, too. Soooo….not hypocritical!

  2. In total, the oil and gas industry supports 9.2 million jobs and adds more than $1 trillion to our national economy.

    Currently about 85,000 people are employed in the wind energy industry,

    May as well help the industries that actually provide jobs now rather than the pipe dream of green energy which will never be able to sustain the energy demands of this country, yes green energy can supplement but will never be the lead energy sources. So instead of destroying the energy sources that are proven success like Obama and progressives want to do we need to expand these resources.

    In 2008 then Senator Obama said that as president he would support legislation “”So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them.” Here was a man will to destroy the lives of thousands of American families all for the good of green energy.

    1. Living in the now as opposed to building (or preserving) the future. Typical. No imagination.

      However, the point remains. What about the individual citizen? You think corporate welfare will just be passed down? Why do you think unions came about in the first place?

  3. Wed Sept 24 2008 Joe Biden, Asked why he and Obama backed the expensive prospect of capturing and storing carbon dioxide emitted from coal-fired power plants, Biden told the campaigner: “We’re not supporting clean coal … No coal plants here in America.”

    1. You’re talking about a Joe Biden statement from 2008.

      2009: Obama Administration Pouring $1 Billion Into Clean Coal Project:

      2010: Obama Defends Clean Coal, Tells Renewables Activist “Don’t Be Stubborn”:
      “The President hopes to have five to 10 commercial clean coal demonstration projects up and going by 2016.”

      And from a 2008 article with the Biden statement you’re talking about:
      But is Biden really against coal? According to Obama and Biden’s energy plan they support “clean coal” technology and want to subsidize five coal plants on a commercial scale that use carbon capture and sequestration technology.

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