The Economy Needs a Regulation Time-Out

By Susan Collins

Why send jobs overseas by creating more rules for American business?

Two thoughts:

1. The answer to this question is that the administration would rather see American jobs lost forever if those jobs at all infringe on environmental or labor perfectionism. Team Obama either wants to create jobs on its terms (see “green jobs”) or it wants to create no jobs at all.

2. Collins doesn’t go far enough. A one-year moratorium is no better than a measly temporary tax credit to hire workers. Employers need to be able to plan several years into the future. But this is a start. I’d like to end all non-essential environmental regulations and start over.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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