Fox News Says We Have TOO MUCH Regulation on Businesses

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This just in from FoxNews.com:

“The Obama administration pushed through $181.5 billion in regulations last year, according to a new report from a conservative think tank that claimed the rules will lead to higher energy bills, more expensive consumer goods and fewer jobs.

The new rules mostly focus on clean energy and vehicle regulations, said the American Action Forum, which issued the report Monday. The state that was hit the hardest by new regulations was California, which was slapped with $7.9 billion in new rules, followed by Texas ($6.5 billion) and Ohio ($3.4 billion).

“‘What do these huge sums mean for individuals? Higher energy prices, pricier household goods, a more expensive mortgage, and the promise of yet another year of unrelenting regulatory growth,'” concludes the report, which was authored by Sam Batkins, the group’s director of regulatory policy. ‘No one can accuse the president of abandoning his promises on regulation in 2014.'”

Putting regulations on business is awful, isn’t it? Sure sounds that way. But wait, let’s take a closer look at this news report.

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This is a news video I just finished with two other journalism students for a journalism class, Multiple Platform Writing. It’s about noise pollution at my school, SUNY Purchase College, coming from the nearby airport.

I’d heard many students complain about the constant sound of planes flying over the campus, and have noticed my own frustration with it, as well, especially when trying to shoot video projects outside. A college campus being built so close to an airport is a little wacky, but we find a way to deal with it. The Westchester County Airport opened in 1945. Construction of the college began in 1967 and the first students were admitted in 1968. Smart.

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