Rep. Chaffetz on CNBC Kudlow Report re: Government Overregulation
April 3, 2012
Kudlow: All this week we're gonna be exploring my ten commandments for economic growth. the first one, thou shalt not overregulate. right. overregulation a sure fire job killer. it's like a tax to businesses and the economy. get a load of some of these regs. nine years to come up with regulations on which times of manure can be used for growing organic foods. endless medical coding regs. there are 36 different colds for snake bites, four for alligator bites, even a code for walking into a wall. my goodness. but one more, the obama administration now mandating that so-called service Horses be allowed into stores and restaurants nationwide to help the blind. well, okay, i want to talk about that one. my question is whether are we going to stop this overregulation, which damages the economy? let's bring in an expert. utah republican congressman jason chaffetz. the one thing that bothered me here, this service Horse in the malls and the restaurants, is there a better way to help blind people? are the dogs the better way to go? what's the objection against the service Horse?
Chaffetz: well, we want to be as sympathetic as we can for people who need service animals, but there doesn't need to be a rule and regulation for everything. so as of march 15th, the obama administration said in order to comply with the american with disabilities act, now whether you're a restaurant, hotel, a pool, you have to allow service Horses. and, look, i feel for somebody who is allergic to a dog and they need an alternative but there doesn't need to be a rule and regulation for everything in life.
Kudlow: so the issue is the allergy to the seeing eye dog means you got to go to some kind of small Horse. that's a tough one.
Chaffetz: now you have somebody in california who is being sued because the restaurant said we're not going to allow Horses into the restaurant and now they're being sued and so it's just a little bit much. i feel for those people but, come on, we don't need a rule and regulation lace for any possible scenario.
Kudlow: what about all this other stuff? manure for organic foods, medical coding regulations for snake bites, people walking into walls? this kind of regulatory crap, jason, i'm gonna call it, i thought had been ruled out. i thought the republicans had gotten that through.
Chaffetz: we're trying to. scott tipton out of colorado has done some good work on this. the reins act says any new rule that has an $100 million impact need approval by congress. I'd actually like to see that be zero. under obamacare, the new coding rules, 36 different types of codes just for snake bites.
Kudlow: is this one of those ones nobody knew what was in obamacare until they passed it?
Chaffetz: the famous nancy pelosi line. there's four different types of hang gliding accident. look the idiot had an accident. we're trying to simplify things not make things more complicated.
Kudlow do you think finally, jason, from your work and the work of others, that there is some kind of consensus in congress that overregulation is a huge tax on the economy and on jobs temperature does anyone get that?
Chaffetz: from the time barack obama took office until now there are more than 140,000 additional federal workers on the federal payroll. these are regulators. these are people who wake up every day in order to justify their lives and existence regulate. regulate things. that's the problem.
Kudlow: alright jason chaffetz, great American as you are. anti-regulation talking good economic growth sense. thanks for coming on again, we appreciate it.