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January 24, 2012 10:23 am ET filed under Blog

The 27 Republican Bills That Aren't About Jobs

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January 24, 2012 9:42 am ET filed under Fact Check

The 27 Republican Bills That Aren't About Jobs

From the House Republican Conference and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue, congressional Republicans and their conservative allies have touted 27 measures passed by the House of Representatives that they claim are "bipartisan jobs bills awaiting Senate action." But the bills are mostly highly partisan attempts to slash regulations that protect, among other things, public health, consumer rights, workplace safety and the environment. The GOP has also dishonestly included in its count a few viable measures with popular bipartisan support; one of these is being held up in the Senate by a Republican, and the others have been placed on the Senate calendar.

Jobs Idea #1: Hamper The EPA's Ability To Protect Public Health

Jobs Idea #2: Obstruct The Federal Government's Ability To Regulate Anything

Jobs Idea #3: Build An Oil Pipeline And Open Offshore Drilling

Jobs Idea #4: Blame Senate For Holding Up Measures The House Only Passed In Late 2011

Jobs Idea #5: An Expired Bill And A Measure Held Up By A Senate Republican

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January 16, 2012 9:31 pm ET filed under Video

Gov. Perry: "I Would Get Rid Of A Substantial Amount Of Those Financial Regulators"

From the January 16, 2012, Fox News/Wall Street Journal GOP primary debate in Myrtle Beach:

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January 12, 2012 2:00 pm ET filed under Blog

NFIB Agrees: Key Uncertainty is About Demand, Not Regulations or Taxes

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December 08, 2011 10:43 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leadership Promotes REINS Act With False Jobs-Deregulation Link

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November 29, 2011 2:39 pm ET filed under Blog

Misleading Economic Analysis By Big Corporations Demonstrates Importance Of CBO

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November 29, 2011 12:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Republican Obstructionism May Reduce NLRB "To A Shell"

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November 15, 2011 11:06 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith's Regulation-Busting Bill Will Compromise Public Health, Raise The Cost of Government

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November 11, 2011 11:08 am ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of November 6

A weekly roundup of what House Republicans are and aren't doing with their committees.

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November 09, 2011 9:09 pm ET filed under Video

Romney Blames Fannie And Freddie For Housing Crisis

From a statement by Mitt Romney during the November 9, 2011, "Your Money, Your Vote" Republican presidential debate:

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November 09, 2011 2:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-1%)

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November 09, 2011 10:27 am ET filed under Video

Gov. McDonnell: Tell Wall Street "They Do Something Good Because They're Job Creators"

From a November 9, 2011, appearance by Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) on MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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November 08, 2011 5:54 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Wishes 'Regulation' Concerns Into Survey Of Small Businesses

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November 08, 2011 12:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Dold Responds To Question About Underwater Mortages By Touting Deregulation

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November 01, 2011 1:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Mayor Bloomberg's False Explanation Of The Mortgage Crisis

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October 25, 2011 10:48 am ET filed under Blog

Sabotage: The Story Behind The Republican Party's "Top Political Priority"

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October 24, 2011 3:31 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Lamar Smith Gets Big Bucks To Handcuff FCC

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October 19, 2011 3:07 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Issa: $35M "Small Business" Is Struggling Under Burdensome Regulations

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October 18, 2011 5:45 pm ET filed under Video

Rep Paul: "There Was A Time When We Lived Without The FDA"

From an October 18, 2011, appearance by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) on Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:

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October 17, 2011 12:44 pm ET filed under Blog

Business Owner Explains Why Sen. Snowe's Pandering On Regulations Is Wrong

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October 17, 2011 9:46 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 16, 2011

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October 17, 2011 9:37 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - October 16, 2011

Republicans spent their Sunday morning TV appearances blaming Democrats for the economy and trying to convince Wall Street protesters to join them in their scapegoating. Contrary to what Herman Cain and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) claimed, the facts show that private firms, not government entities, inflated the subprime mortgage bubble, and Wall Street, not Democrats, turned those loans into an elaborate casino game that left the entire country on the hook for their bad bets. Similarly, Cantor and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) were wrong to suggest that Democratic policies on taxes and regulations are hurting the economy, and that Republican proposals will do more to create jobs than President Obama's proposed American Jobs Act. In addition, Cain claimed that his "9-9-9" tax plan won't hurt the poor and implied that Obama has cut defense spending, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) blamed the credit downgrade on the president, and Sen. McCain said that Obama never spoke up on behalf of Iranian protesters in 2009. In each case, the facts disagree.

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October 14, 2011 6:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Cain: "Wall Street Didn't Drive Up The Unemployment Rate To 9.1 Percent"

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October 14, 2011 10:21 am ET filed under Blog

Why Republicans Are Wrong About Wall Street And The Financial Crisis

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October 14, 2011 7:28 am ET filed under Fact Check

Private Wall Street Companies Caused The Financial Crisis — Not Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Or The Community Reinvestment Act

In the four years since the housing bubble burst, triggering a collapse in global financial markets whose value had been propped up through the repackaging and trading of home loans via complex financial instruments, there's been plenty of blame to go around. The Occupy Wall Street protests have called new attention to the root causes of the crisis, and led Republicans to reiterate their claim that government-backed lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were the primary villains. The facts about the subprime mortgage market prove that claim false: Private firms dominated the subprime market boom of 2004-06, and were not even subject to the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act some Republicans vilify. Thanks to decades of financial deregulation, capped by President Bush's decision to appoint Wall Street regulators who believed their job was to help banks rather than curb banking abuses, financial giants were able to turn the mortgage market into a high-stakes casino. As investigative reporters and Congress' Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission have all shown, it was deregulation mixed with irresponsible and potentially illegal practices by private firms on Wall Street that caused both the bubble and the collapse.

Republicans Blame The Financial Crisis On Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, And Government Policy

Facts Show Private Lenders Who Were Not Subject To CRA, Not Government-Backed Ones Who Were, Drove The Subprime Mortgage Market

Deregulation Of Financial Markets And GOP-Appointed Absentee Regulators Paved The Way For The Subprime Bubble To Cause A Broad Collapse

"Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission" Expert Panel Found Wall Street Recklessness Caused The Crisis

Author Of Top Book On Financial Crisis Says There Is No Evidence For Blaming Either The CRA Or Fannie And Freddie

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October 11, 2011 1:23 pm ET filed under Video

GOP Rep. Complains About Regulators Using "Buzz Words" Like "Cancer"

From an October 5, 2011, hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce:

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October 11, 2011 12:11 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Rep. Complains About Regulators Using "Buzz Words" Like "Cancer"

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October 07, 2011 11:45 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Hypocritically Maligns Occupy Wall Street's "Growing Mobs"

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October 06, 2011 3:42 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Broun Calls Spreading Wall Street Protests An "Attack Upon Freedom"

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October 06, 2011 11:47 am ET filed under Blog

Gov. Walker: Wall Street Greed Has Nothing To Do With "Real Issues"

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