U.S. House Roars Approval for Anti-Regulation Speech

‘We are so out of touch with the American people’

Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania got the normally staid U.S. House to its feet today during his rousing defense of America’s job creators.

When the Tea Party was sent to Washington in 2010, they came there to shake things up and reign in government. Rep. Kelly says that’s just not happening.

Supporting a bill that would freeze major regulatory action until unemployment drops to 6%, Rep. Kelly said “the cost of red tape is $1.75 trillion,” citing specific examples of how regulations from all levels of government are hurting businesses.

“Take the heavy boot off the throat of America’s job creators and let them breathe!” he shouted to rousing applause and roars of approval in the House.

The House passed the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act today—temporarily stopping all federal regulations that would cost at least $50 million yearly. Of course, it won’t pass the Senate and the president’s desk–not this president at least.

Watch his speech here (5:04).

Read about the Red Tape Reduction Act (HR 4078) here.

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