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It's an Outrage

Regulations Are Entirely to Blame for Unemployment and a Leading Cause of Death in the United States, According to Industry and Its Allies

November 14, 2013 — This new report by Public Citizen reveals a gaping chasm between industry’s forecasts on regulations and actual results. Industry warned that eight discreet measures to fulfill such functions as reducing air pollution, increasing automobile fuel economy, and protecting plastics workers would eliminate or jeopardize nearly 55 million jobs.

The business lobby has made equally preposterous claims on regulations writ large. A study published in 2011 suggested that eliminating all federal regulations would result in the creation of more new U.S. jobs in seven years than are currently in existence. But even this assessment appears mild in comparison to formulas suggesting that regulations are the third leading killer of Americans.

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