If you want to start a spirited debate, invite Democrats and Republicans to dinner to discuss whether or not too much federal regulation is killing existing jobs and creating a chilling effect on farms and small businesses who might otherwise be tempted to expand and hire.
Democrats argue that, with the exception of new health care rules that they view as necessary, not burdensome, there have been no new regulations enacted. And some of the new rules being proposed, on clean water, for example, are the result of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, not because of the Obama administration's desire to regulate. They say regulatory overreach is just a myth, generated by Republicans eager to score political points.
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