United States Senate candidate Shane Osborn says burdensome federal regulations have hampered the economic recovery.
Osborn, a Republican, says federal regulators have become unaccountable.
“We’re under attack from regulators and bureaucrats,” Osborn tells Nebraska Radio Network.
“Bureaucrats seem to be running this country these days; not our Congress, not our president, he just lets the bureaucrats do whatever they want. And so, right now, every place I travel to I hear the same things from business men and women, whether they’re ag-related, manufacturing, financial services, is that the regulators keep pushing them down. They can’t create jobs. They can’t expand their business.”
Osborn he says excessive regulations have hampered economic growth.
“What I’m proposing is to stop letting the regulators make up new rules that were not intended by Congress,” Osborn says. “That’s the problem that we’re facing today is nobody is reining in these regulators. They’re accountable no one. And so these bureaucrats just decide to do what they want to do and that’s the problem we have.”
Osborn is one of four Republicans running to succeed U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, who has decided to retire from public office. The others are Midland University President Ben Sasse, Omaha banker Sid Dinsdale, and Omaha lawyer Bart McLeay.