A recent op-ed in The Atlantic explores how the propsal to sunset all federal regulations by Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry would actually affect legislation. While Gov. Perry claims this action would cut corruption and conflicts of interest in Washington, D.C., the article contends that doing so would also give the federal government more power. The Atlantic references Professor Rebecca Kysar's explanation of the corporate benefits that come with sunset clauses. Since "the principal recipients of the research credit are large U.S. manufacturing corporations" who receive millions of dollars’ worth of tax cuts for their work, she writes, “...these business entities are more than willing to invest in lobbying activities and campaign donations to ensure the continuance of this large tax savings.”
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