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Too many regulations? Where?
In the final debate of the 2012 presidential elections this week, Gov. Mitt Romney alleged that the rate of regulations have quadrupled during President Barack Obama’s administration.
The Charleston Gazette nails its response to the Republican nominee:
The idea of over-regulation probably comes as a surprise to coal miners who are dying from black lung disease, or to factory workers worried about excessive amounts of explosive dust, or to kids facing dangerous conditions working on the nation’s farms. And in fact, the numbers Gov. Romney threw out don’t seem to be anywhere near accurate, at least according to reporting a few months ago by Politico. So far, the number of Obama’s regulations trails those of his predecessors.
Check out National COSH’s policy agenda for a list of regulations that the nation’s workers need – regardless of who wins on Nov. 6.