Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

They say this like it's a bad thing:

Mention environmental compliance regulations to almost any contractor in America and you run the risk of being caught up in an uncontrollable-but wholly justifiable-rage. It only got worse during the Obama years, when the EPA had unchecked power. Building codes that address safety concerns are one thing, but delaying a project to make sure that the local tufted titmouse population isn't inconvenienced is asinine.

When I'm interviewed and ask what I like about this administration my first response is always that I'm thrilled with continued focus on reducing the regulatory burden that liberals and moderate Republican legislators are so fond of placing on American business. Of course, liberals will invariably default to their "We're all gonna die!" nonsense whenever any reduction in regulation is discussed. In fact, that's how they first happened upon that talking point. If any regulatory rollback is mentioned, they go right to "REPUBLICANS DON'T WANT YOUR FOOD TO BE SAFE!" and then...everybody is dead.