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I am convinced that the best way -- maybe the only way -- to bring this march of madness on the right to a dead stop is to insist they be specific about just what is they want done, or undone.

Yesterday I asked that they we demand specificity when they throw around the overly broad demand that we cut federal regulations because "federal regulations are job killers."

What I want to do today is show just how easy it would be to do that.

As soon as they start talking, take them to the online catalog of federal regulations. It's free, it's up-to-date and it's right HERE.

Now, pick the species of regulation they object to, as in "Public Health," or "Environmental," from handy dandy, simple as pie, drop-down menu.

On page that appears next, drill down the specific area of regulation they want nixed, then to the specific reg itself.

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Ah, finally, now we're both metaphorically and actually "on the same page." Now the fun can begin as we hand them the red marker and tell them to go to town on the parts of that reg that's "killing jobs" and/or "costing employers too much."

That's it. Not complicated. But I can assure you...it will be deadly.

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Stephen Pizzo has been published everywhere from The New York Times to Mother Jones magazine. His book, Inside Job: The Looting of America's Savings and Loans, was nominated for a (more...)
 

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