Lasten voor ondernemers, lusten voor consumenten

President Barack Obama geeft in zijn State of the Union 2011 even weer hoe marktwerking, administratieve lasten en consumentenbescherming zich tot elkaar verhouden: 

“To reduce barriers to growth and investment, I’ve ordered a review of government regulations.  When we find rules that put an unnecessary burden on businesses, we will fix them.  (Applause.)  But I will not hesitate to create or enforce common-sense safeguards to protect the American people.  (Applause.)  That’s what we’ve done in this country for more than a century.  It’s why our food is safe to eat, our water is safe to drink, and our air is safe to breathe.  It’s why we have speed limits and child labor laws.  It’s why last year, we put in place consumer protections against hidden fees and penalties by credit card companies and new rules to prevent another financial crisis.  (Applause.)  And it’s why we passed reform that finally prevents the health insurance industry from exploiting patients.  (Applause.)”

De complete speech: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/25/remarks-president-state-union-address

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