Get progressive about effective regulations

The Progressive Party used to solve problems with effective regulations. We must have forgotten how to do that.

Consider the cable company as an example. When will we get a la carte pricing? Our regulators must be asleep. Bank regulators should have prevented the sale of under-priced mortgages. Development of alternative energy sources, affordable housing, and reforming the health care system could all be addressed without raising taxes if our government would creatively use its regulatory powers.

Which party or which candidate wants to use this approach? And where is Teddy Roosevelt when we need him?

Jim Rohrer


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