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Rick Manning: Ken Buck’s New Defunding Bill Should Unite GOP

LEGISLATION SHOULD RALLY ALL REPUBLICANS, REIN IN BARACK OBAMA’S OVERREACH House Republicans left dozens of important policy riders and measures that defund various parts of the Obama agenda on the table during the failed omnibus negotiation, but that doesn’t mean that their work should go for naught. Rep. Ken Buck…

LEGISLATION SHOULD RALLY ALL REPUBLICANS, REIN IN BARACK OBAMA’S OVERREACH

House Republicans left dozens of important policy riders and measures that defund various parts of the Obama agenda on the table during the failed omnibus negotiation, but that doesn’t mean that their work should go for naught.

Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado is bringing together many of the most important economic riders into a single bill, The Article I Consolidated Appropriations Amendments of 2016, to keep these issues at the top of the agenda rather than losing the value of the hard work done last year to rein in President Barack Obama‘s pen-and-phone approach to governance.

Among the dozens of policy riders and defunds incorporated into the act are a number of measures that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulatory onslaught against energy producers, mining and agriculture. Other measures would stop the Labor Department and National Labor Relations Board from becoming virtual proxies for Big Labor through various actions that attack the franchise and independent consultant business models, putting union reps into the middle of OSHA inspections at non-union companies, and ambush union elections.

The genius of the legislation is that a vast majority of the proposals contained within it have already been vetted through regular order processes, and passed by the House, giving the legislation an aura of consensus that every Republican should be able to rally round.

Buck argues that “By doing our work, House Republicans have laid out a counterbalance to President Obama’s wholesale assault on free markets and individual liberties.”

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Rick Manning is president of Americans for Limited Government.  Follow him on Twitter @RManning957.  This piece (reprinted with permission) originally appeared on The Hill.

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13 comments

Bill January 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Does this guy ever get tired of being a puppet for the Koch brothers?

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RogueElephant January 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Thank God someone is standing up for the everyday person trying to live in the US.

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vicupstate January 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm

David and Charles Koch are everyday people?

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RogueElephant January 21, 2016 at 9:00 am

Moreso than your buddy George Soros.

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Legalized Prostitution January 20, 2016 at 1:15 pm

It pays too well for him to get off the knee pads.

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RogueElephant January 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Proud of Rep. Buck. The over intrusion of govt. into our everyday lives needs to stop. I hope President Trump will begin the process of de regulating our lives. There needs to be a committee appointed to clean up all the rules and regulations that stifle the freedoms we have fought for down through the years. They do nothing but hinder progress.

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vicupstate January 20, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Can you give three examples of which regulations should be repealed?

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RogueElephant January 21, 2016 at 8:58 am

1. WOTUS a vast over reach by the EPA.
2. All the new rules that are closing down the coal fired power plants.
3. One I just found out about last week. If you need an antibiotic you now have to go to the dr. and have it documented. No more just call him and he authorizes it. Why ?

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Alzheimer's Pachyderm January 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm

So you own a giant corporation that will directly benefit from this legislation?
What fucking planet do you live on?

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RogueElephant January 21, 2016 at 8:59 am

Every man woman and child will benefit from less regulation. I live on Earth and enjoy my freedom.

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Lone Ranger January 20, 2016 at 4:06 pm

And South Carolina’s RINOs (except Jeff Duncan) led the cowards in gutlessly checking their testicles at the door

So hey—let us know flag-ripping Joe how that’s working for y’all in 2016 when each of you will need…two more !!!

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idiotwind January 21, 2016 at 9:41 am

“the genius of the legislation…” that’s a brilliant line. also, manning is a piece of shit.

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