Regulations Ruhle


MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle thinks regulations rule.

"Regulation exists to protect people."

"… regulations, which are there to protect people."

"We cannot forget the reason those regulations are put in place, the spirit of those regulations is to help, not just Americans but workers."

Ruhle, who began her career working in the financial industry, often cites the need for regulations to prevent another financial crisis like the one that devastated the U.S. economy in 2008.

"One of the main reasons you saw the recession, you saw the crash happen was because lack of regulation," Ruhle said.

Ruhle does admit that overregulation can be a problem, but argues that no business or individual "self-polices" their behavior.

"I'm not saying we didn't over-regulate, but no one self-polices," Ruhle said.

While discussing net neutrality regulations, Ruhle chided the Federal Communications Commission's decision to go back to the 1996 framework that used light-touch regulation. Ruhle compared light-touch regulation to her kids preferring light-touch parenting and how that is not an option.

"My children would love ‘light-touch' parenting. That's not an option," Ruhle said.

In the past, Ruhle has credited President Donald Trump cutting regulations for the stock market's record numbers.

Andrew Kugle   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Andrew Kugle is the assistant social media editor for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2013. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Staff/Press Assistant for South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Andrew is from De Pere, Wisconsin and lives in D.C. His Twitter handle is @AndrewJKugle. You can reach him at

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