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  • Jeb Will Slash Regulation Tax, If You Are Rich
    Posted On: Oct 04, 2015

                          Jeb Will Slash Regulation Taxes, If You are Rich

                                                  joe brennan

                Ever wonder what we will face after Trump's fall? Does the name Bush strike a threatening sound? Jeb's idea of tax reform would be to drastically reduce, if not eliminate, government regulations. Think of how happy we would all be if BP could drill some more in the Gulf, If the Kochs were not fined for unmaintained pipelines, If VW could continue producing special cars that intentionally pollute our air, If open pit mines could continue to damage our streams, if bankers could continue to finance bad loans to unsuspecting borrowers, if agricultural conglomerates could continue to contaminate our food with pesticides, If medical firms could raise their prices for life saving medicines by five thousand percent, and what about  those poisoned peanuts?  Oh how glorious our lives would be if only we were free from any burdensome regulations.

                Jeb says that "these rules create a moat around America's wealthiest and well connected". I thought they had already built their own moats: the Atlantic Ocean to shelter their tax free wealth in the Caymans, Bahamas, Ireland, Switzerland, and the Pacific Ocean to create jobs in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and the Philippines, both of these moats are far out of the reach of American workers. Jeb says that if elected he would do a better job of regulating the regulators, as if the previously mentioned moats were not enough. He would also "create a commission charged with reviewing regulations". I assume that a sufficient number of commission candidates could be selected from the Koch supported ALEC? "These regulators will be directed to favor private and state driven solutions". Remember all the health care recipients that were denied Medicaid extension in the conservative controlled states?

                "My administration will also supercharge infrastructure projects by restructuring the permitting process for roads, highways, bridges, ports, pipelines". (Farewell unions and prevailing wage levels). "I will repeal the Environment Protection Agency". "I will repeal significant portions of the Dodd-Frank financial law", " I will announce a detailed agenda to repeal and replace ObamaCare". (Why haven't you done so over the past five years)? Jeb concludes his op ed. with the words "Once we remove the burdens of overregulation America will once again reclaim its reputation for inventiveness, energy, and boundless opportunity.

                It will also assure that all of America's wealthiest will enjoy their lives where the only thing regulated is the number of hours available on the sun soaked beaches of Bermuda.   


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