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A Mystery: Americans Are Happier Over Declining Government Regulations
| John Sexton
Posted on 10/23/2018 11:21:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Here’s something that defies explanation: The proportion of Americans who now believe there are too many government regulations has just fallen to the lowest level since Barack Obama took office.
Now, what could possibly explain such a dramatic drop?
Obama loved government regulations. The Illinois Democrat rarely encountered a new government rule that he did not like.
During the Obama reign of error, the Gallup people found that the percentage of Americans who said there was “too much regulation” on business and industry soared from the average of 37 percent during the eight years of the George W. Bush presidency to a whopping 48 percent during the 18 Obama years. OK, it just seemed that long.
So now after but 21 months of the Trump presidency, only 39 percent say there are too many regulations. Thirty-three percent say there’s about the right amount. And a quarter say we need more government regulations.
You might suspect the growing approval of the amount of government regulation has some connection to an oft-repeated campaign promise by Donald through 2015-16.
Upon taking office, he ordered that two regulations be rescinded for every new one instituted. The result has been the elimination of hundreds of government rules, most of them laid down by the Obama administration.
So many, in fact, that Trump bragged, “No president has ever cut so many regulations in their entire term
as we have cut in less than a year.” That might sound too good to be true. Because it is.
Nonetheless, the combination of fewer official restraints out of Washington and the major tax cut legislation Trump signed last December has boosted business confidence such that the economy has been growing at a 4.2 percent annualized rate with historically low unemployment, especially among blacks and Hispanics.
In recent midterm campaign speeches, Obama has claimed that he actually began the booming economic recovery.
So, it’s left to individual Americans to decide by Nov. 6 whom to credit based on the evidence at hand — Republicans who passed the tax cuts and cut regulations or Democrats who vow to kill the tax cuts and restore more regulations.
We sure can’t figure it out. Maybe you can.
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2manylaws; 2manytaxes; government; regulations
no no no- the democrats are trying, and will continue trying to convince us that we’re secretly UNHAPPY with historic low unemployment, more cash back from taxes, more jobs, more military strength, more patriotism, more more more-
posted on 10/23/2018 11:23:26 AM PDT
“...We sure cant figure it out. Maybe you can...”
It’s easy...Fraudulent polls....
posted on 10/23/2018 11:24:24 AM PDT
(I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
Although I understand the point, since I am no longer in day to day business, I cannot cite a deleted regulation that helps me
I fear that deregulation is not a yet factor for most folks
posted on 10/23/2018 11:25:01 AM PDT
((KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Invade Hondouras. Provide a military government)
Used to be able to burn leaves in a barrel. No fires ever and everyone did it.
Friend of mine in Allentown says they don’t do Trick or treating for Halloween on Halloween itself, it’s done on the weekend day before.
You could put your name on the mortgage of your parents with just their permission and therefore be able to inherit the home when they died. Now you have to go through a lawyer.
On and on with regulations everywhere and the place is the worse for wear from it.
posted on 10/23/2018 11:25:08 AM PDT
John Sexton substituted for Rush a few months before the election. He had on his former NSA analyst friend who said both Trump and Hillary were owned by the Russians. The friend then said that the dirt the Russians had on Trump was bad, and that at least Hillary knew they had dirt on her.
John didnt rebut any of it, but accepted it as gospel. This, after hed been a NeverTrumper and had to put that off to the side to move forward to the election (and still have a radio show).
I cant stand this fake. Why you keep posting his $#!+ is beyond me.
posted on 10/23/2018 11:26:37 AM PDT
(Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
Fewer government regulations?
We’re comparing Everest to K2. Want to get back to fewer regulations? Get back to the eighteenth century.
“Obama loved government regulations. The Illinois Democrat rarely encountered a new government rule that he did not like.”
And democrats in general never saw someone else’s money they did not want to take and spend either.
posted on 10/23/2018 11:28:18 AM PDT
Liberals are happy regulating others but who in their right mind would want to *be* regulated?
posted on 10/23/2018 11:35:18 AM PDT
(I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
How could this be a mystery?
Regulation creates lawlessness because anyone can be targeted, investigated and convicted of a crime.
We have a rogue administrative state that can create the regulations with the force of law, enforce and adjudicate the regulations, all in one department.
Administrative law permits hearsay and allows so called “administrative subpoena” that allow a bureaucrat to issue a subpoena instead of a disinterested magistrate. Disputes are settled in administrative law courts with administrative law judges that routinely side with the administrative officials.
The entire system must be scrapped to comply with the 4th, 5th and 6th amendments.
posted on 10/23/2018 12:18:09 PM PDT
(Abolish administrative law. It's regressive, medieval and unconstitutional!)
This sounds a lot like bullsh!t to me.
posted on 10/23/2018 12:35:27 PM PDT
You're right - next they'll hire protesters to show us how 'out of step' we are...
"Crowds on Demand", a Beverly Hills company thats an outspoken player in the business of hiring protesters...
"California company that hires protesters is accused of extortion"
Crowds on Demand, a Beverly Hills company thats an outspoken player in the business of hiring protesters, boasts on its website that it provides its clients with protests, rallies, flash-mobs, paparazzi events and other inventive PR stunts. ... We provide everything including the people, the materials and even the ideas.
posted on 10/23/2018 1:25:42 PM PDT
(Democrats want dead children & VIOLENCE at the border... for their "Kent State" photo op...)
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