Trump says rolling back government regulations will help grow the economy


WASHINGTON D.C. (News4Utah)- President Trump says he wants to rollback more government regulations to help grow the nation’s economy.

Virginia truck driver David Boyer told President Trump if the government rolls back transportation regulations he’ll be able to grow his business.

“Don’t have one rule in one state, and one rule in another,” Boyer explained.

Boyer was one of several small business owners invited to the White House to discuss ways to cut down on government regulations.

The President says removing red tape is key to grow the economy.

“One of the reasons the economy is so strong is that we’re not hampered by the ridiculous regulations that we were getting rid of and are getting rid of,” he said.

The President says thanks to regulation cuts on industries like steel and coal, more jobs are being created.

But critics say removing regulations only leads to safety and environmental problems.

The National Resources Defense Council has filed dozens of lawsuits against the administration. hoping to block regulation rollbacks.

The NRDC says:

“Americans want and deserve protections from toxic chemicals in the products they buy, smog in the air they breathe, and algae blooms at the beach. Unfortunately, this administration is more concerned with protecting polluters than it is protecting our health and the environment.”

Linda McMahon serves as the president’s small business administrator.

She says while some regulations make sense, cutting unnecessary regulations means businesses can keep growing.  

“Some industries are affected more than others, by deregulation,” she said.

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