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Obama regulatory czar claims Bush was worse on rules
Washington Times ^ | 28 June 2011 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 06/28/2011 12:09:13 PM PDT by Hoodat

President Obama's regulatory czar told a Capitol Hill gathering Tuesday that the administration has produced fewer burdensome rules for industry than did the administration of President George W. Bush.

"There is no tsunami" of regulations, said Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, at a symposium on innovation on Capitol Hill, rejecting complaints from the business community and congressional Republicans that the administration's regulatory policies had harmed the economy and cost U.S. jobs.

Industry leaders have complained about the growth of costly regulations under Mr. Obama. It was U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue who first called the new round of regulations — on banking, health care, energy and the environment — under Mr. Obama a "tsunami."

But Mr. Sunstein argued that the administration is streamlining rules and relations of some 30 executive agencies. "The annual cost of regulations has not increased during the Obama administration," he said. "In its last two years, executive agencies in the Bush administration proposed far higher regulatory costs than did those agencies in the Obama administration in our first two years."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: czar; obama; pantsonfire
The truth simply isn't in these people.
1 posted on 06/28/2011 12:09:18 PM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat
In other news, the fox declares the henhouse to be safe.
2 posted on 06/28/2011 12:12:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Hoodat

The “Bush did it too” and “Bush did it worse” cards have been played by the Hussein admin. on just about every issue imaginable since day one. Fewer and fewer people are buying.


3 posted on 06/28/2011 12:12:34 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Hoodat

OH ya if you forget about the EPA!


4 posted on 06/28/2011 12:15:04 PM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Hoodat

The truth is what they say it is and the new regulations will continue until the serfs agree with them or die, whichever is first.


5 posted on 06/28/2011 12:17:30 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Hoodat

So, if my second wife says that I shouldn’t complain because my first wife cheated on me worse that should make everything okay?


6 posted on 06/28/2011 12:20:31 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Hoodat

Bush was pretty bad with the nanny regs I grant you (see: light bulbs, TSA). But nothing even close to these hard-core Socialists in there now. I mean, they want to send undercover cops to my yard sale to look for obsolete cribs, for cripes sake!


7 posted on 06/28/2011 12:23:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hoodat

No nation can tolerate treason,
for traitors are never in season.
But Obozo’s on course,
with Marx as his source,
and when asked, smirks and says “I’ve my reasons.”


8 posted on 06/28/2011 12:23:51 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: Hoodat

He’s just trying out his Obi-Wan impersonation...

“These are not the droids you’re looking for!”


9 posted on 06/28/2011 12:25:51 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Hoodat

“The annual cost of regulations has not increased” The cost to who, the admin or to business. These guys play with words.


10 posted on 06/28/2011 12:25:51 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Hoodat

11 posted on 06/28/2011 12:32:53 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Hoodat

Uh, did GWB have a Regulatory CZAR?

It’s like living in wackadoo world of Marxism and Orwell.


12 posted on 06/28/2011 12:34:59 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Hoodat

So the healthcare act didn’t pass?


13 posted on 06/28/2011 12:35:42 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: Hoodat

Well, if Cass Sunstein said it...


14 posted on 06/28/2011 12:37:18 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Hoodat

BULL F’N $H1+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 06/28/2011 12:42:59 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Hoodat

...there are worms squiggling through the BS this guy is trying to feed us....


16 posted on 06/28/2011 12:54:00 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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Noted O regime propagandist and shamEless liar Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

I work in trucking. There has been about 100% increase in the regulatory burden under the 0 regime.

17 posted on 06/28/2011 12:56:13 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: Hoodat

They are stuck on stupid and have been reduced to two excuses, or is that one? It’s Bush’s fault and it is worse than we thought.


18 posted on 06/28/2011 12:59:22 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: Hoodat

Cass Sunstein,=the most dangerous man in America!


19 posted on 06/28/2011 1:00:27 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Hoodat

No need to argue.

Repubbies and Dems can share the blame.

Just repeal all the Nanny State laws passed since JFK was sworn in.

Then go back and kill all the watchdog and oversight bureaucracies created since then.

Then repeal all the laws, rules regulations and bureaucracies created to re-engineer society and force political correctness and “social justice” on everyone and every business and organization in America.

Then stand back and watch business take off!


20 posted on 06/28/2011 1:16:46 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Hoodat

This reverse blame strategy is classic liberal democrat and right out of the Alinsky rules for radicals book; truth becomes the lie and the offender cries of being the victim. Evil perpetuates it and fools follow in blind belief.


21 posted on 06/28/2011 1:31:56 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Hoodat

LMAO! Theses people in the Obama Administration are disillusion....

Guess they are following Nazi Propaganda Minister line of “If you tell a lie long enough... it becomes the truth”.


22 posted on 06/28/2011 1:36:06 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Hoodat
The fact that we have a regulatory czar is proof enough that this statement is false.
23 posted on 06/28/2011 2:37:35 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Government doesn't create jobs, it only creates expenses.)
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To: MNJohnnie

How about the regulatory regime that refused drilling permits and directly caused oil prices to “necessarily skyrocket”?? As a small business owner who ships via UPS and FedEx, I await the fuel surcharge to increase. Not to mention, my insurance cost went up by 40% this past year and I dread renewal time. Didn’t the One say if we like our insurance?? Not going to keep mine.


24 posted on 06/28/2011 2:46:45 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (ATM's Are Exempt from Obamacare.)
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To: RC2

I bet if we asked energy companies, they would tell us. The new EPA rules will cause electric rates to skyrocket and their proposed CAFE rules - who knows how much that will cost.


25 posted on 06/28/2011 3:00:12 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Army Air Corps

Furthermore, the new, improved hen house is much quieter, and also cleaner. The Hen Czar promises to announce later what to do about the egg shortage, and how he plans to clean up blood stains all over the hen house floor, but he just ate, so the press conference will have to continue later.


26 posted on 06/28/2011 3:46:34 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.,)
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To: Hoodat

The position of Czar is unconstitutional, a get around to required Senate approval for agency heads.

I believe therefore that every Czar is a criminal, including this one, who acts just like a criminal.


27 posted on 06/28/2011 4:00:45 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Hoodat

This is probably a lie, but it wouldn’t surprise me if this was true. Lydon Baines Bush was the king of the RINOS when it came to spending, entitlement and regulatory expansion.


28 posted on 06/28/2011 4:10:29 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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Lydon Baines Bush was the king of the RINOS when it came to spending, entitlement and regulatory expansion.

LOL! You said it! Good thing for us it was all done "compassionately."

29 posted on 06/28/2011 5:02:30 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Hoodat
Has anyone concluded, like Beck did long time ago, that Cass Sunstein is a flat out IDIOT?! =.=
30 posted on 06/28/2011 6:22:35 PM PDT by cranked
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