Can the GOP look to combative in the face of a growing economy

The ADP numbers on private sector job growth came out today. It shows that private sector payroll increased by 270,000 jobs in the month of December. Friday’s jobs situation report, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, will be released on Friday. Labor’s report will include not only the unemployment rate, but also job growth in private payroll and government jobs.

Given that the Republicans are gearing up to repeal President Obama’s health care law and investigate his administration, can House Republicans afford to look like ungracious winners? With House oversight and government reform committee chairman Darryl Issa leading the charge on dismantling any mechanisms of hyper-regulation, Republicans may come off looking mean and pro-business.

I have no problem with reviewing regulations and identifying the ones that stifle growth, but do we really need a bunch of hearings in order to get rid of regulations the Republicans are on record for getting rid of? Aren’t the supporting and opposing views on these regulations already a matter of record? Since the dissent is now the majority opinion, why not spend this time drafting the legislation that will repeal the statutes supporting the regulations?

Unless you are just looking to create the spectacle of a witch hunt.

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Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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One Response to Can the GOP look to combative in the face of a growing economy

  1. Kenneth Ciszewski says:

    “…Republicans may come off looking mean and pro-business…”

    Let’s see, when did they ever look any other way?

    My great grand mother voted Republican in the 1930s and 1940s, stating that the Republicans were for those who had money.

    Ariana Huffington wrote an article in the mid -1990s decrying the lack of compassion among Republicans.

    A kinder gentler more compassionate nation is obviously not part of their agenda.

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