Obama's Regulatory Policy
Trust but verify.
10:24 AM, Jan 19, 2011 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
Yesterday President Obama wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling for balance between regulations that protect the population and those that promote economic growth. It's one more step on the president's road to the center. But is Obama really willing to embrace a noninterventionist, or at least skeptical, regulatory policy? Walter Olson has his doubts:
As President Reagan used to say, "Dovery no provery"—"Trust but verify." Actions matter more than words. If Obama wants to promote economic growth, he needs to start by reining in his EPA. Ordering it to reinstate Arch Coal's license for a new mine in West Virginia would show that he's serious.