From Neal's Nuze:
CLINTONS RECORD BROKEN
George Bush has broken a Clinton record, though not one to be proud of. The Federal Register the publication that lists all proposed and enacted federal regulations increased to 75,606 pages in 2002. That breaks the previous record set by Bill Clinton in 2000.
You need to know that these federal regulations cost businesses (and, ultimately, the consumers) in America more than all business income taxes combined.
During 2002 Congress passed 269 new laws. During the same year regulatory agencies passed 4,167 final rules. Not one of these rules was then subjected to congressional oversight.
Some more things to think about when considering Bushs record in the White House.
Federal government spending under Bush has increased at a rate faster than of any year during the Clintonista era.
George Bush has yet to veto one single spending bill.
George Bush has teamed up with congressional Democrats to pass massive spending increases in education, agriculture and other areas.
George Bush has been in office for almost three years, and has yet to recommend the elimination of one single government-spending program.
And you wonder why I vote libertarian?
The reason the Dems are having problems with GW is that he's an awful lot like 'em. I am not voting Libertarian, but I'd really like a a REAL conservative in the Whitehouse. One who will spend less. One who will fight illegal immigration.
I don't trust GW to put good conservatives on the Supreme Court, either.
posted on 07/15/2003 5:08:23 AM PDT
by Little Ray
(When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!)
To: Little Ray
Someday your prince may come.
posted on 07/15/2003 5:11:52 AM PDT
To: Little Ray
I see that you have posted "red meat" from Neil Boortz. A lot of those regulations probably put into the Federal register are to turn back some of the Clinton regualtions especially concerning labor and the enviroment.
But that doesn't matter to Neal as he puts out his red meat, it's the # of pages, not the nitty gritty substance of the pages.
posted on 07/15/2003 5:51:11 AM PDT
To: Little Ray
Bush Ended Funding For Gun Buyback Program
In 2002, President Bush eliminated funding for UNFPA because the program was involved with coercive abortion in China.
The 2002 Bush budget called for zeroed out the Wetlands Reserve Program, the Farmland Protection Program, and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program.
White House ends environmental research funding
Bush administration shut down Everglades restoration office
46 Education Programs Eliminated in the President s 2004 Budget
Bush in his first budget proposed a $248 mil. cut to the Health Professions Program and complete elimination of the Community Access Program. Both cuts were reversed by Congress and the programs received funding increases.
Bush cut funds for the Justice Department's lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
Just four weeks after the President signed the education bill into law, the Administration's budget cuts funding for it," Kennedy said.[Kennedy Press Release, 2/12/02]
President Bush proposed a 2.8 percent increase, roughly $1.4 billion, in education funding, the smallest increase in seven years. [House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democratic staff, The Bush Budget: Shortchanging School Reform, 2/12/02]
In their FY 2003 budget resolution, Senate Democrats proposed larger increases in education funding than Bush and restored funding for the programs Bush cut in the education reform law. [Chairman's Mark FY 20003 Senate Budget Resolution, 3/20/02]
That's just what I found under a simple search, there are 346,000 more entries out there if you just care to look. And as you can see, it is a little hard to cut spending if the Dems keep restoring funding.
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