WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 8) House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced he will host more than a dozen private-sector job creators in the House gallery during President Obama’s address to a Joint Session of Congress tonight. Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) recruited these job creators as part of Republicans’ effort to reach out to American employers being hampered by excessive regulations from Washington, along with House GOP Conference Secretary John Carter (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Following is a brief look at each of the Speaker’s guests:
Spencer Weitman is the President of National Cement, which recently suspended construction of a new $350 million cement kiln in Ragland, AL due to regulatory obstacles. The construction project would have created more than 1,500 construction jobs and 20 new full-time operational positions, but was determined too costly and unpredictable because of proposed changes to EPA Clean Air Act regulations. The obstacles encountered by National Cement are on the list of “Top 10 Job-Destroying Regulations” identified in Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) August 29 memo outlining the legislative agenda for the remainder of the year.Read more at: Speaker of the House John Boehner
Wow, a list of Top 10 Job-Destroying Regulations. Might be a good idea to take a look once at all those directives and regulations coming out of the capital of the EUSSR. How are they slowing down our European entrepreneurs?