Heritage Foundation To Darrell Issa: Dump Health Care, Financial And Environmental Regulations

Darrell Issa recently decided to outsource his oversight duties to think tanks, industry organizations and lobbyists. He has requested their input into what they hate about government oversight and promises to have a report soon. In the meantime, CREW has done a great job of rounding up responses sent to him. Really, he should have just written to the Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute, because they cover all the bases.

To be concise, they want all EPA regulatory responsibility ended, a complete rollback of patient rights under the PPACA (including a reinstatement of the right to exclude for pre-existing conditions), a complete rollback of Wall Street regulation, an end to credit card regulatory reforms, and more. Really, I could have written their letter in one page, instead of ten. It would go like this:

Dear Rep. Issa,

Thank you for the opportunity to submit ideas on what government policies hinder job creation. No doubt there are specific policies we could look at more carefully, but suffice it to say that all legislation passed in the last two years should be repealed. Then maybe our largest donors would consider hiring employees again, for substandard wages and without any health coverage or other benefits. We could do this and pay them just enough to stimulate the economy so that our Wall Street friends can recapture what we spend in the form of another market crash.


Heritage Foundation

I've embedded their actual 10-page response below.

Heritage Foundation Letter to Chairman Issa - January 11, 2011


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