Thursday, September 13, 2012

Small Government Ideology Kills Jobs

Growth in the nuclear industry is suffering because budget pressures are such that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is understaffed for the mission it has before it. After Fukushima, power plant regulations are being enhanced. That means there less staff available to review the permits utilities need to make improvements in their day-to-day operations. New, more efficient fuel designs sit in the queue for NRC approval. This slow-down means reduced business and fewer new jobs.

Economic growth depends more upon appropriate government partnership than reduced taxes and oversight. It's Republican philosophies that are holding back our economic recovery. When regulators have the resources to do their jobs efficiently, industry prospers. Small government isn't the answer, it's the problem!

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