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Nearly a decade before there was one legitimate news organization — ignored in the cacophony of a world of Villagers like Fred Hiatt — who showed the Bush Administration  overplaying the facts supporting military action against Iraq.   That organization was McClatchy (then Knight-Ridder).

Move to the present day and the current non-stop Republican talking point that “regulation” prevents small businesses from creating jobs (almost as much [almost] as rich people losing some of their tax cuts).

And here comes McClatchy exposing it as the lie it is — what do small business owners think of regulation?

None of the business owners complained about regulation in their particular industries, and most seemed to welcome it. Some pointed to the lack of regulation in mortgage lending as a principal cause of the financial crisis that brought about the Great Recession of 2007-09 and its grim aftermath

And, of course, they are correct.

Which means, the White House will do what the Republicans want any time now.