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Obama’s war on red tape
LA Times ^ | April 28, 2013 | Doyle McManus

Posted on 04/28/2013 8:09:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Here are three things the Obama administration has done that you probably didn’t know about:

  1. Ever struggle with those accordion-style rubber sleeves on nozzles at the gas station? The sleeve—technically a “vapor recovery nozzle”—was required by the EPA to keep gasoline vapors from leaking into the air. But most cars and trucks now have technology that does the job better, so last year the EPA abolished the nozzle requirement. Because each sleeve-equipped nozzle can cost as much as $300, the change will save gas stations thousands of dollars.

  2. Ever apply for financial aid for a child heading for college? Until 2010, the application form—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA—was a parents’ nightmare. (I write from personal experience here.) … The new FAFSA still asks too many questions—116, compared to 127 on the old one—but it’s a big improvement.

  3. Ever come back from a trip overseas, only to find yourself stuck in a horrifyingly long line at immigration control? Now there’s a program called Global Entry that allows frequent travelers to undergo a pre-screening process…. This program actually started under George W. Bush, but the Obama administration has expanded it big time. I’ve tried it, and it works.
All three stories are examples of a little-recognized push by the Obama administration to streamline federal regulations. Until last year, the effort was led by Cass Sunstein, who ran an obscure corner of the Washington bureaucracy called the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. …

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: obama; overregulation; redtape; tokenrepeals
Kind of a lame way to whitewash Cass Sunstein, yes?
1 posted on 04/28/2013 8:09:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

3 items is a war?


2 posted on 04/28/2013 8:11:41 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Olog-hai

Gimme a break..


3 posted on 04/28/2013 8:13:07 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: Olog-hai

Streamline 100 regulations and publish 20,000 more.

Sure, we really believe that Cass Sunstein has the good of the country in his heart-—NOT!!!

LA Times propaganda.


4 posted on 04/28/2013 8:14:47 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Olog-hai

Okay, I had to make sure this wasn’t a Semi-News/Semi-Satire thread.


5 posted on 04/28/2013 8:14:47 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

Something for the List.


6 posted on 04/28/2013 8:15:47 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

Truly the stuff of giants.


7 posted on 04/28/2013 8:15:48 PM PDT by ansel12 (Civilization, Crusade against the Mohammedan Death Cult)
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To: Olog-hai
The article was written by the some Obama Administration public relations flack. The so called “journalist” obediently put his name on the article as ordered. It is nothing but shameful, dishonest lying.
8 posted on 04/28/2013 8:16:34 PM PDT by detective
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To: Olog-hai

In other news, Hitler is in a war against anti-semetism...


9 posted on 04/28/2013 8:19:12 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Olog-hai; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Ever come back from a trip overseas, only to find yourself stuck in a horrifyingly long line at immigration control? Now there’s a program called Global Entry that allows frequent travelers to undergo a pre-screening process…. This program actually started under George W. Bush, but the Obama administration has expanded it big time. I’ve tried it, and it works.

Yes, praise Allah that Obama had that red tape further reduced! Otherwise... I'd never got back in the US after my visit to Dagestan!

Gadzooks! That Obama just keeps on... serving us!

10 posted on 04/28/2013 8:22:13 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Olog-hai
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11 posted on 04/28/2013 8:22:36 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Olog-hai

“Ever struggle with those accordion-like rubber sleeves on the nozzles at gas stations?”

Nope. You’d think this Democrat could keep his purse out of the way when he’s filling up his Chevy Volt. He probably has his wife open up his frapacino, too.


12 posted on 04/28/2013 8:25:45 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Army Air Corps
Okay, I had to make sure this wasn’t a Semi-News/Semi-Satire thread.

Well... it certainly wasn't 'semi'.

13 posted on 04/28/2013 8:27:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: House Atreides
Streamline 100 regulations and publish 20,000 more.

Sounds very similar to Obama's sequester.

14 posted on 04/28/2013 8:30:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: detective
The article was written by the some Obama Administration public relations flack.

Or fluke.

15 posted on 04/28/2013 8:31:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Bender2
"In case of a terrorist attack, the best place to hide is in your stove."


16 posted on 04/28/2013 8:36:21 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Army Air Corps

Let’s see... they simplify a 3 things and give us miles of regulations for doctors, insurance companies, hospitals, coal mines, power plants, and small businesses.

What a con job.


17 posted on 04/28/2013 8:39:06 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

This whole (mis)administration is a con job.


18 posted on 04/28/2013 8:40:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

Now there’s a program called Global Entry that allows -terrorists- to undergo a pre-screening process…


19 posted on 04/28/2013 8:46:27 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Olog-hai

20+ page application for Obamacare.


20 posted on 04/28/2013 8:49:45 PM PDT by kabar
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To: cardinal4

the guy is a gen genius
do you have any idea how easy it is to get gov money??
food stamps, disability
student loans
fha loans??
heck what red tape
best president ever for stealing money and giving it to those that don’t work.


21 posted on 04/28/2013 8:49:46 PM PDT by genghis
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To: kabar

Wow, that’s not too much, eh?


22 posted on 04/28/2013 8:58:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: blueunicorn6

Actually, I’ve cursed those accordion sleeves a lot, but it’s been a long time since I’ve seen them. Most were replaced with much more effective and less cumbersome designs long ago. The accordion sleeve problem is really a non-issue now except maybe in a couple of states (which probably deserve the extra aggravation anyway).


23 posted on 04/28/2013 9:01:19 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Army Air Corps

This whole (mis)administration is a con job.

As Reagan once said “when liberals and Democrats want to cut red tape they take their scissors and cut it length-wise”


24 posted on 04/28/2013 9:29:57 PM PDT by RightLady
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To: Olog-hai
The new FAFSA still asks too many questions—116, compared to 127 on the old one—but it’s a big improvement.

Oh thank you thank you THANK YOU President Ubama! Now when I apply for my welfare handout to send my kid to college, it will be MUCH easier. The LA Times is giving rat operatives a free forum now? That paper just keeps getting worse.

25 posted on 04/28/2013 9:35:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Olog-hai

Come on Koch Bros! Buy this Pylish Hit and either fumigate it or shut it down. Either way they would be doing the patriotic thing.


26 posted on 04/28/2013 11:30:40 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Lancey Howard

I guess I must be brilliant because I filled out the Fafsa forms for both of my kids 4 years ago and had no trouble except we received no free money for schools because my family is super rich but we were able to get Parent loans
and my girls got loans as well. Not to mention when Obama was elected they shifted the loans to the government and
don’t you know they raised the interest rates, good thing the mean old private sector can’t make those student loans anymore or the rates would be really high I am sure.
Obama is a lying JackAss and so is the rube who wrote the article.

Also glad to know Obama is getting credit for a program the terrible, awful President Bush put in place I am sure Obama thought about it first while he was meeting with his choom gang.


27 posted on 04/28/2013 11:34:51 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Olog-hai

I guess we can forgive a government for taking away our freedom if they perform the modern equivalent of making the trains run on time.


28 posted on 04/28/2013 11:39:16 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Olog-hai
Ever struggle with those accordion-style rubber sleeves on nozzles at the gas station? The sleeve—technically a “vapor recovery nozzle”—was required by the EPA to keep gasoline vapors from leaking into the air.

I've been all over the country and only ever saw those in Khalifornistan.

29 posted on 04/29/2013 4:57:53 AM PDT by EricT. (Another Muslim terrorist. Who saw that coming?)
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To: Olog-hai

To date the regulations to implement Obamacare make a stack over 7 feet tall.


30 posted on 04/29/2013 5:09:25 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: Olog-hai

“Ever struggle with those accordion-style rubber sleeves on nozzles at the gas station? The sleeve—technically a “vapor recovery nozzle”—was required by the EPA to keep gasoline vapors from leaking into the air. But most cars and trucks now have technology that does the job better, so last year the EPA abolished the nozzle requirement. Because each sleeve-equipped nozzle can cost as much as $300, the change will save gas stations thousands of dollars.”

So, mandating that gas pumps have these (seemingly complex) sleeves, at a cost of $300, was a good thing.
Now, NOT requiring them, after the money was already spent, is also a good thing.
Perhaps the next step is the Feds requiring the REMOVAL of these sleeves, at a cost of more than $300. And that will also be a good thing.

Voila, the feds can claim credit for doing three good things even if that leaves us right back where we were.

Except they added more and more rules and bureaucrats, ‘mandated’ untold millions out of businessmen’s pockets (not counting kickbacks from the sleeve vendors), annoying and impoverishing millions as the end result.

Only the feds would call this a success, and only the MSM would trumpet it joyously.


31 posted on 04/29/2013 6:22:15 AM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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