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1 Skip Intro  Thu, Jun 27, 2013 2:50:01pm
This is Rick Perry, Governor Of Texas, including the city of West,on the EPA and environmental regulations:

“… tell the EPA that we don’t don’t need you monkeyin’ around and fiddlin’ around and gettin’ in our business on every kind of regulation that you can dream up. You’re doin’ nothin’ more than killin’ jobs. It is a cemetery for jobs at the EPA.”

This is “Bobby” Jindal, governor of Louisiana, including the city of Geismar, on government regulations:

“We believe in planting the seeds of growth in the fertile soil of your economy, where you live, where you work, invest, and dream, not in the barren concrete of Washington. If it’s worth doing, block grant it to the states.”

This is Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, including the city of Union Mills, on the same topic:

“Over several decades the proliferation of administrative rules and regulations at all levels of government has increased the complexity and expense of economic life. Reducing this regulatory burden will promote citizens’ freedom to engage in individual, family and business pursuits.”

Yeah, that’ll work.

Self-reporting is a joke. Leaving it to the states is an open invitation to the wild kingdom, Right now, the occasional death of a worker or three is cheaper than installing sprinklers or something. When your state’s governor starts spouting off about creating a “business-friendly environment” in your state, this is what he’s talking about.

2 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Jun 27, 2013 5:22:44pm

There’s that damned song playing in my mind again.

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3 Blue Point  Thu, Jun 27, 2013 6:13:22pm

When you hear people talk about the EPA and the DER and OSHA having an adverse effect on “business” they mean that you should be able to have someone work without a respirator in a job that demands one, another worker told to clean back bedding off of glass with raw Toluene in a small non vented room and your hazardous waste disposal being the nearest storm drain. Saw it and a whole lot more. Clean air and water? Have to free up the wheels of “industry” and loosen the “restrictions” that keep our job creators from having to give a flying fuck about the environment, let alone the people around them.
I watched a sales rep selling electrical connectors and outlets and switches asked where the UL tag was on the product. “UL tag? You don’t want that! That’s flammable! Har de har har!”

4 cinesimon  Fri, Jun 28, 2013 5:18:03am

Sadly, even now the Mayor of West and most residents don’t believe that more safety oversight would have avoided what happened. It’s really quite terrifying how indoctrinated these people have become. And they’re going to inevitably loose more loved ones wit the willfully ignorant stance they have taken.
Really sad.
The insurance companies ought to put some effort into OSH, also.

5 cinesimon  Fri, Jun 28, 2013 5:20:03am

re: #3 nines09

What they ultimately want is, a level playing field with China. Regarding every aspect of ‘their’ business.
They’d really be more comfortable living 500 years ago.


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