Skip to comments.Obama regulatory czar claims Bush was worse on rules
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."
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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.
OH ya if you forget about the EPA!
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.
So, if my second wife says that I shouldn’t complain because my first wife cheated on me worse that should make everything okay?
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!
No nation can tolerate treason,
for traitors are never in season.
But Obozos on course,
with Marx as his source,
and when asked, smirks and says Ive my reasons.
He’s just trying out his Obi-Wan impersonation...
“These are not the droids you’re looking for!”
“The annual cost of regulations has not increased” The cost to who, the admin or to business. These guys play with words.
Uh, did GWB have a Regulatory CZAR?
It’s like living in wackadoo world of Marxism and Orwell.
So the healthcare act didn’t pass?
Well, if Cass Sunstein said it...
BULL F’N $H1+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...there are worms squiggling through the BS this guy is trying to feed us....
I work in trucking. There has been about 100% increase in the regulatory burden under the 0 regime.
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.
Cass Sunstein,=the most dangerous man in America!
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!
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOL! You said it! Good thing for us it was all done "compassionately."