More Job-Killing Rules from EPA

More Job-Killing Rules from EPA

Paul Driessen |Posted: Jun 11, 2016 12:01 AM

Having already done yeoman’s work stifling economic growth and job creation, President Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency are doubling down again.

The United States created a measly 38,000 new jobs in May: one for every 8,000 Americans. Its labor force participation rate is a horrid 63% – meaning 93 million Americans are not working, while 6.4 million more are trying to feed their families on involuntary part-time positions and a fraction of their previous salaries. Manufacturing lost another 20,000 jobs in May, as the economy grew at an almost stagnant 0.8% the first quarter of 2016. Middle class family incomes and net worth continue to slide.

Meanwhile, well-paid federal bureaucrats increasingly regulate our lives, hand down fines and jail terms for some 5,000 federal crimes and 300,000 criminal offenses, and inflict $1.9 trillion in annual regulatory compliance costs on families and businesses, on top of $1.8 trillion in taxes.

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