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WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES NEW STEPS TO CUT RED TAPE, ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY REGULATIONS
http://www.whitehouse.gov ^ | may 10, 2012

Posted on 05/10/2012 9:54:11 AM PDT by lowbridge

Today, as part of the Obama Administration’s 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the White House announced five final rules that will save nearly $6 billion in the next five years by eliminating outdated requirements and unjustified costs.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. Today’s 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 President’s 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 don’t 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 America’s 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 Administration’s 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: epa; obama; regulations; sourcetitlenoturl; tape

1 posted on 05/10/2012 9:54:14 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Bullcrap! Your ass is grass!....Goodbye Numbnuts!


2 posted on 05/10/2012 9:55:13 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: lowbridge

More BS frm Obama. Says one thing and does another. America is on to the liar-in-chief.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 9:56:36 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: lowbridge

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!!


4 posted on 05/10/2012 9:59:30 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: lowbridge

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.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 9:59:47 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Bullcrap! Your ass is grass!....Goodbye Numbnuts!
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LMAO! Dittos!


6 posted on 05/10/2012 9:59:55 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: lowbridge

He can start by firing the Czars. That would save millions.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 10:00:01 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: lowbridge

“Aggressive efforts” and they can only claim 500 regs out of the kazillion that exist? Ha!


8 posted on 05/10/2012 10:00:03 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: lowbridge
“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.”

Rules to be streamlined:

Rules to be eliminated:
9 posted on 05/10/2012 10:01:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Notice they don’t define “unneccesary”.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 10:02:07 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer, but when it is, itÂ’s the only answer.)
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To: lowbridge

OH.... like the Constitution. That kind of ‘regulation’?


11 posted on 05/10/2012 10:02:29 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Uncle Ike

How much new spending has this Marxist idiot racked up? Six trillion? Seven trillion? Eight trillion? Can he reach ten trillion?


12 posted on 05/10/2012 10:03:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: lowbridge

Satire right?


13 posted on 05/10/2012 10:03:42 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Stop Obamacare = $1 Trillion saved
Close EPA = $1 Trillion saved
Close Border = $250 Billion saved
Close TSA = $100 Billion saved

Fire Obama = America Saved


14 posted on 05/10/2012 10:04:29 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

15 posted on 05/10/2012 10:05:23 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: lowbridge

Satire?


16 posted on 05/10/2012 10:06:21 AM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: lowbridge

He’s doing away with the EPA, The UYA, The SYC, The BOE etc etc and burning down Chicago??


17 posted on 05/10/2012 10:07:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yep!


18 posted on 05/10/2012 10:07:33 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: lowbridge

$6b over 5 years?

The Feds spend more than that on toilet paper every year.

We’re not serious until cuts come in trillions.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 10:07:50 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Jim Robinson

” Can he reach ten trillion? “

That would be the “BONUS LEVEL”, where all point values (ie Dollars) approach negative infinity...


20 posted on 05/10/2012 10:07:56 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: lowbridge

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.


21 posted on 05/10/2012 10:08:14 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

” cut the deficit in half by the end of your term (August 2009)?

You didn’t. You almost doubled it. “

‘Half’ — ‘Doubled’...

Those stupid fractions are so darned *hard*!!!!!!!


22 posted on 05/10/2012 10:12:07 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: lowbridge

Consider the source - .gov


23 posted on 05/10/2012 10:14:02 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: Lazamataz; lowbridge

“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.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 10:14:12 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: lowbridge

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.


25 posted on 05/10/2012 10:14:34 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“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.


26 posted on 05/10/2012 10:19:23 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: lowbridge

wow! only 3.5 years into a 4 year term, he figures out he needs to cut something

almost like conservatives want to do


27 posted on 05/10/2012 10:20:47 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: lowbridge

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.”


28 posted on 05/10/2012 10:22:21 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Bacon wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon...)
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To: lowbridge

Who knew that eliminating Congress would save so much? /s


29 posted on 05/10/2012 10:22:52 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: lowbridge

Today, starring the Letter “E”.

Close COMPLETELY the Departments of:

Education
Energy
Environment


30 posted on 05/10/2012 10:26:44 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: lowbridge

This is literally a drop in a bucket, since 80,000 pages of regulations were added to the Federal Register last year.


31 posted on 05/10/2012 10:27:03 AM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: lowbridge
Did obama appoint a “Red-Tape-Cutting-Unnecessary-Regulation-Review Czar?
32 posted on 05/10/2012 10:27:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: silverleaf

” 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...


33 posted on 05/10/2012 10:30:50 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: lowbridge

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!!


34 posted on 05/10/2012 10:43:20 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: lowbridge

This is from the Onion...right???


35 posted on 05/10/2012 10:44:39 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Uncle Ike
The Supreme Soviet, er, I mean the Obama administration has announced a new 5 year plan...
36 posted on 05/10/2012 10:45:22 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: lowbridge

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.


37 posted on 05/10/2012 10:46:01 AM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: lowbridge
So let's see: now the Department of Reducing Government Redundancy will be checking up on the Department of Duplicate Government Programs and the Department of Government Redundancy.
38 posted on 05/10/2012 10:51:16 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Uncle Ike
Here's one of his cutting measures in action:

Feds destroyed evidence on Obama's draft registration? (Rules changed 4 days after Sheriff Joe announced probe)

Destroying all these old records is got to save some storage costs, and somebody's a$$ in the process.

39 posted on 05/10/2012 10:57:39 AM PDT by Errant
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hey! I was gonna post that...


40 posted on 05/10/2012 11:01:35 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: lurk; lowbridge
We’re not serious until cuts come in trillions.

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.

41 posted on 05/10/2012 11:02:52 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: lowbridge
making it a continuing obligation of our government to scrutinize rules on the books to see if they really make sense.

Uh, which rules will they be scrutinizing? Bill of Rights? bothersome stuff like that?

42 posted on 05/10/2012 11:38:06 AM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: lowbridge

In other news, Madonna announces steps to restore her chastity.

In other news, the House and Senate announced steps to end death and taxes.


43 posted on 05/10/2012 12:00:30 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: lurk

meanwhile , pubbies will retract most of the sequestration cuts they previously passed 6 months ago.

we’re so screwed.


44 posted on 05/10/2012 12:01:57 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Colorado Doug

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.


45 posted on 05/10/2012 12:03:00 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Great move obama. Hire a COMMITED COMMUNIST Cas Sunstein for advice on how to streamline government red tape and eliminate unncessary regulations.


46 posted on 05/10/2012 12:06:51 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: lowbridge

Is this a joke?


47 posted on 05/10/2012 12:08:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: lowbridge

Drop. In. The. Bucket.


48 posted on 05/10/2012 12:42:21 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: lowbridge

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....


49 posted on 05/10/2012 2:28:32 PM PDT by GraceG
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