Skip to comments.Dem Congressman Keith Ellison: Regulations Create Jobs
Posted on 10/10/2011 3:55:08 PM PDT by MissesBush
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) tells MSNBC regulations create jobs because a business will have to hire people to help them comply with the new requirement.
"I think the answer is no," Ellison said when asked if he believes regulations kill jobs. "And here is why: When we talked about increasing fuel efficiency standards, the industry responded, and they need engineers and designers and manufacturers, and they need actually more people to help respond to the new requirement."
"I believe if the government says, look, we have got to reduce our carbon footprint, you will kick into gear a whole number of people that know how to do that or have ideas about that, and that will be a job engine. I understand what you mean, because if anything adds a cost to a business, you could assume that that will diminish that business's ability to hire. But I don't think that's actually right. I think what businesses want is customers and what -- if they are selling product, if they have a product to sell they will do well even if they have some new regulations to meet," the Congressman said.
Rep. Ellison tells MSNBC that he is against Republican attempts to defund the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because doing so would "make us sicker and add to heart disease as well as everything else."
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Regulations create jobs like breaking glass creates GDP.
Islamic douchebaggery at its best. . . .
Worshipping Allah and blowing people up does create jobs, according to Ellison.
Is he trying to win the “Dumbest congress critter of them all” award?
Natural disasters are a great way to stimulate growth. And so are wars against Islam Mr. Ellison.
Of course it creates jobs. Just not in the private sector.
Yes it does, regulations most certainly create jobs!
For more regulators!
Oh My Freakin’ A$$, Another community organizer who has never worked a day in his life in a business job where he had to meet a payroll. No wonder this country is going to hell in a hand basket.
Let’s regulate islam.
“we have got to reduce our carbon footprint” That’s all well and good but you don’t destroy the country in the process. These people have got to be the dumbest in the world.
Ellison is a complete Fing Idiot, as he keeps proving over and over and over. Gag!
fact: regulations kill jobs
Forehead, Meet palm.
Go back to Goatbuggerstan, Ellison.
Brilliant!! And we should ban bulldozers because we’ll need at least 50 people with shovels to do thevwork of one bulldozer! He is on to something big here (though maybe Marx and Pol Pot thought of it first)
I used to think that the leader on the left say these things to lie to their sheep as lets face it the left sheep have never been to educated and no a college degree in the liberal arts or minority studies does not make you any smarter than a 5th grader.
Now I am convinced that they are all and I mean ALL just really dumb.
Even business leaders are saying regs and news laws like obama care is killing them and killing jobs and they still cannot understand that.
No wonder our economic policies are so screwed up. This is just pathetic
A lawyer with a degree in economics, raised Catholic and converted to Islam in college. Louis Farrakan is his mentor. Specialized in civil rights litigation. Well, well, imagine that. Now he’s qualified to tell us how to create jobs. Please don’t give this man partial ownership in your lemonade stand if you want to stay in business.
This is really the heart of it. Pharaohnic Egypt was a full-employment economy, as are Pol Pot Cambodia and the Kim family's North Korea in our own day. Similarly, the cotton gin destroyed thousands of full-time slave jobs.
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