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Boehner’s Attack on Regulation Runs Afoul of Lessons From BP and Katrina

Eager to blame the state of the economy on the Administration, House Minority Leader John Boehner recently tried to argue that Administration’s regulatory agenda is standing in the way of recovery. Sadly for Boehner, he tried to make that case shortly before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and while the smell of the BP oil spill still lingers in the Gulf. By any reasonable measure those two incidents are among the costliest and most devastating examples of the human and monetary costs of lax regulation. Read the full story »