Skip to comments.WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES NEW STEPS TO CUT RED TAPE, ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY REGULATIONS
Posted on 05/10/2012 9:54:11 AM PDT by lowbridge
Today, as part of the Obama Administrations unprecedented government-wide regulatory review, the White House announced five final rules that will save nearly $6 billion in the next five years by eliminating outdated requirements and unjustified costs. To ensure that the federal government continues this important work, the President also signed a new Executive Order today, making it a continuing obligation of our government to scrutinize rules on the books to see if they really make sense. Todays announcements mark an important milestone in the ambitious regulatory lookback that President Obama ordered in 2011 to cut through unnecessary red tape while promoting economic growth and protecting public health, safety, welfare, and our environment.
The Presidents Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) also issued a report today on the lookback progress to date, noting that agencies have identified over 500 reforms, just a small fraction of which will save more than $10 billion over the next five years. Smart rules can save lives and keep us safe, but there are some regulations that dont make sense and cost too much, said President Obama. We will remain vigilant when it comes to eliminating regulations that are not necessary or that impose unnecessary burdens on Americas families and businesses.
By streamlining some rules and eliminating others, said Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, we can save billions of dollars in unnecessary costs while continuing to protect the health and safety of the American people.
Continuing the Administrations aggressive efforts to deliver a regulatory system that increases benefits to the American people while slashing costs, the new Executive Order signed by the President today directs agencies to promote priority-setting, by emphasizing reforms that produce significant quantifiable savings and by seeking comments from the American people on rules in need of review.
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Bullcrap! Your ass is grass!....Goodbye Numbnuts!
More BS frm Obama. Says one thing and does another. America is on to the liar-in-chief.
Wow!! $6 billion over 5 years, and $10 billion over 10 years!!
Be still my heart - O’Zero has ‘saved’ approximately 45 minutes of Gummint spending, and it’s only going to take him 10 years to do it!!
Do people actually believe this crap?
If so, gimme their telephone numbers and addresses so I can sell them some of this gold that I ship in 10 days or less.
Bullcrap! Your ass is grass!....Goodbye Numbnuts!
He can start by firing the Czars. That would save millions.
“Aggressive efforts” and they can only claim 500 regs out of the kazillion that exist? Ha!
Rules to be streamlined:
Notice they don’t define “unneccesary”.
OH.... like the Constitution. That kind of ‘regulation’?
How much new spending has this Marxist idiot racked up? Six trillion? Seven trillion? Eight trillion? Can he reach ten trillion?
Stop Obamacare = $1 Trillion saved
Close EPA = $1 Trillion saved
Close Border = $250 Billion saved
Close TSA = $100 Billion saved
Fire Obama = America Saved
He’s doing away with the EPA, The UYA, The SYC, The BOE etc etc and burning down Chicago??
$6b over 5 years?
The Feds spend more than that on toilet paper every year.
We’re not serious until cuts come in trillions.
” Can he reach ten trillion? “
That would be the “BONUS LEVEL”, where all point values (ie Dollars) approach negative infinity...
Obama, didn’t you say you’d cut the deficit in half by the end of your term (August 2009)?
You didn’t. You almost doubled it.
” cut the deficit in half by the end of your term (August 2009)?
You didnt. You almost doubled it. “
‘Half’ — ‘Doubled’...
Those stupid fractions are so darned *hard*!!!!!!!
Consider the source - .gov
“said Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs”
Cass “nudge” Sunstein the 2nd most dangerous man to freedom in the administraiton.
Every administration since Nixon has launched a plan to save billions by streamlining government and eliminating unnecessary waste and regulations. Under Clinton it was called something like “Reinventing America” and Al Gore was put in charge. Nothing has ever been accomplished.
“Your ass is grass”
I haven’t heard that in 50 years! There was an older boy i our hood that used to hold us down and stuff grass down our pants, itched like hell when I finally got it all out.
BTW, he turned out to be, well, less than masculine if you get my drift.
wow! only 3.5 years into a 4 year term, he figures out he needs to cut something
almost like conservatives want to do
The Soetero regime loves to repeatedly use ‘unprecedented’ in their comments.
Here’s how I’d like to see it used within about six months: “...Final results have been counted, and it’s clear that Obama has been rejected by the American people in an UNPRECEDENTED 70% voting against his attempt for a 2nd term.”
Who knew that eliminating Congress would save so much? /s
Today, starring the Letter “E”.
Close COMPLETELY the Departments of:
This is literally a drop in a bucket, since 80,000 pages of regulations were added to the Federal Register last year.
” Did obama appoint a Red-Tape-Cutting-Unnecessary-Regulation-Review Czar? “
Complete with a staff of thousands, whose first task is to write a 2000-page book of regulation Regulations...
6 Billion over 5 years???
Given that the government spends some 3.5 trillion a year (and increasing each year), that would be saving 6 billion out of 18 trillion or .033% or the equivalent of saving $16 if you made $50,000 a year!!
This is from the Onion...right???
As I understand the article, they created five more new rules. It wasn’t clear whether they actually eliminated any. Seems like if you are sincere about eliminating regulations and rules you would actually go ahead and do it rather than make more rules about it.
Destroying all these old records is got to save some storage costs, and somebody's a$$ in the process.
Hey! I was gonna post that...
Not to worry.
When the inflation rate hits triple digits in a year or two you could cut a trillion dollars from the budget by eliminating one trip to Jack in the Box from the Presidential budget.
Uh, which rules will they be scrutinizing? Bill of Rights? bothersome stuff like that?
In other news, Madonna announces steps to restore her chastity.
In other news, the House and Senate announced steps to end death and taxes.
meanwhile , pubbies will retract most of the sequestration cuts they previously passed 6 months ago.
we’re so screwed.
Obama is so commited to this program he has decided to form a new government agency to oversee the cutting of red tape, and unnecessary government and regulations.
Great move obama. Hire a COMMITED COMMUNIST Cas Sunstein for advice on how to streamline government red tape and eliminate unncessary regulations.
Is this a joke?
Drop. In. The. Bucket.
This means he is going to take a bunch of smaller govt organisations and then merge them into t6he bigger ones and then later create some new ones to replace the once absorbed later....