When the eighties beckoned we received a strong dose of Ronald Reagan, a staunch supporter of Friedman's "free market" economics who had been thoroughly trained by his wealthy "kitchen cabinet" during two terms as California's governor. The sturdy, oft-repeated refrain during that period was "Get the government off people's backs!"
The determined Reagan rhetoric has been reinforced today by the shouts of "Hell no!" from remove the shackles of regulation enthusiasts such as John Boehner in the House of Representatives of John McCain in the Senate.
Tell you what, Congressman Boehner and Senator McCain. Visit the families, loved ones, and neighbors and bellow your determined refrain of "Hell no!"
They do not see regulation as a culprit.