These are my links for September 13th through September 14th:
- Government regulation could be Democrats’ Achilles heel in 2012 – As President Obama makes his case for why Congress should spend $450 billion in an attempt to jumpstart a maddeningly sluggish economy, voters are beginning to send a different message: government should get out of the way and let job creators do their jobs.
New data released by Public Notice reveals that one of the greatest hurdles facing the president and Congress as they gear up for a contentious 2012 election is this: while the president urges action on the economy, his own administration is imposing new regulations that even administration officials admit will lead to massive job losses. And as America’s unemployment crisis continues to drag down Obama’s approval ratings, the public is waking up to just how much government regulations hit their wallets and hurt American job creation.
Though government regulation may seem like an arcane topic, the latest research shows that voters are increasingly viewing it as a pocketbook issue, with 74 percent believing businesses and consumers are over-regulated. This issue cuts across party lines, with a majority of Democrats and 75 percent of independent voters thinking government is far too intrusive. Considering that independents will sway the next election, how regulatory issues are addressed in Washington in the coming months may have a major impact on how the 2012 races shape up.
The White House clearly views these issues as a potential Achilles’ heel in 2012, which is why Obama recently appointed a regulatory “czar” to cut government red tape. But the president’s reforms will yield a paltry $10 billion in savings, less than a drop in a bucket given the trillions in regulatory costs imposed on Americans each year. This perhaps helps explain the highly public cease-and-desist order the administration gave Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, urging the postponement of job-impacting ozone rules. Take these factors into consideration, and it’s clear why the president and his advisers are paying attention to regulatory issues heading into the president’s reelection campaign.
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- New Media Guru Urges Tweeting at Super Committee – High-priced lobbyists might have a direct line to members of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, but new media strategist Patrick Hynes is trying to make it easier for the super committee to listen to everyone else as well.
Hynes, president of new media and online communications agency Hynes Communications, has gathered the Twitter handles and Facebook pages for the members of the committee and is encouraging people to voice their opinions through various social media platforms.
“My goal is to try to find a way around it and make sure that the people still have a way to petition their Congress during super committee procedures,” he said.
Hynes, who has worked as a new media and communications consultant for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s (R) Freedom First political action committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential campaign, is optimistic that committee members will listen to messages delivered through new media.
“I believe that Members of Congress respond to pressure from their constituents and the public,” he said. But not all issues should be treated the same. He noted some issues, such as taxes, would require a large number of responses, while other issues, such as entitlement programs, would require personal and compelling content.
- @Flap Twitter Updates for 2011-09-14 | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – @Flap Twitter Updates for 2011-09-14 #tcot #catcot
- Kanaal van MichaelsBackporch
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- Flap’s Links and Comments for September 13th on 20:06 | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Flap’s Links and Comments for September 13th on 20:06 #tcot #catcot
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- President 2012 Video: Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Un-aired Rick Perry Attack Ad on Gardasil Government Injection | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – President 2012 Video: Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Un-aired Rick Perry Attack Ad on Gardasil Government … #tcot #catcot
- MO-Sen: McCaskill 43% Vs. Steelman 42%, McCaskill 45% Vs. Akin 43% | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – MO-Sen: McCaskill 43% Vs. Steelman 42%, McCaskill 45% Vs. Akin 43% #tcot #catcot