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IN BRIEF

Regulation Freeze Has Fateful Typo

JULY 26, 2012

“A Republican-backed bill in the House is designed to freeze major government regulations until the unemployment rate reaches 6 percent or below. But the bill debated on Wednesday says the freeze should stay on until the employment rate equals 6 percent or less. That means there would be a freeze until the unemployment rate reached 94 percent.” (New York Times)

There are no accidents.

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