Senate Democrats

Debunking the GOP Myth of Job-Killing Regulations

Nevada Senator Harry Reid took to the floor today to make it clear: Republicans would rather promote the myth of “job-killing” regulations than provide a substantive plan to get Americans back to work.

Safeguards that keep our water clean, our air fresh, and corporations honest are not killing jobs, as Republicans claim.

As former Reagan advisor Bruce Bartlett said, the notion that cutting regulations will trigger significant job growth is “just nonsense. It’s just  made up.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the main reason business owners are feeling a drag on hiring is a lack of consumer demand for goods and services, rather than regulations.

According to former Reagan advisor Bruce Bartlett, “Regulatory uncertainty is a canard invented by Republicans… it is a simple case of political opportunism, not a serious effort to deal with high unemployment,” he said.

With 14 million Americans out of work, it’s time Republicans faced the facts and worked with Democrats to resolve the very real crisis of unemployment.