regulatory accountability act

RAA: The end of accountability as we know it

Who doesn’t like the concept of accountability?  We instinctively understand that people and organizations should be accountable for their behavior.  Politicians and government should be accountable for their words and actions.  Accountability is as American as mom and apple pie–except when it is just a phony adjective as in the…

Regulatory reform good for multinationals, yet bad for you.

The Hill’s Congress Blog November 1, 2011 By Frank Knapp Jr   The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011 (RAA), a bipartisan bill introduced in the House and Senate, portends to offer common sense rules to affect how Federal agencies analyze costs and benefits. The bill provides extensively detailed procedures for…

Collins’ ‘time-out’ not the right call

By Nate Libby, Special to the BDN Posted Oct. 04, 2011, at 5:41 p.m. Small-business owners know what’s happening in our communities because we serve and employ the workers who make our local economies thrive. Here in Maine, where the majority of workers either own or work for a small business, the perspective…