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White House unveils plans to trim regs, save at least $10 billion
The Hill ^ | August 23, 2011 | Erik Wasson

Posted on 08/23/2011 11:39:35 AM PDT by yoe

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced plans to streamline hundreds of regulations across all government departments and said that the review will “likely” save at least $10 billion over five years.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), however, called the effort "underwhelming." The regulatory review does not address the kinds of major items the GOP would like to eliminate, such as those associated with the Dodd-Frank financial reform, the Obama healthcare reform or a raft of new environmental regulations, including the possible regulation of greenhouse gases.

[snip] Cass Sunstein, the chief of regulations at the Office of Management and Budget noted the most significant changes, saving some $4 billion over five years, come from the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation.

[snip]The DOL change will simplify hazard warnings, saving $2.5 billion, while the Transportation Department is relaxing rules on railroads.

[snip]Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who is leading the Senate GOP's fight against regulations, said that the Obama initiative is insufficient given the tide of new rules. "Since the start of the year, the administration has proposed more than 340 regulations at a cost of more than $65 billion to job creators. It is important to note that these are only the regulations for which the administration actually conducted an economic analysis. For hundreds more, it has regulated blindly, with no cost or job numbers associated with its rules," he said.

[snip] Responding to the criticism, Sunstein told reporters that $10 billion in savings is very significant. [snip] He said that the administration is implementing Dodd-Frank and healthcare reform in a way that is sensitive to costs

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


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Cass Sunstein is regarded a one of the most dangerous men in the Obama Administration, he is a Socialist. The 'changes' described in the article are smoke and mirrors to cover for the new regulations that happen every day...the EPA and the Department of Education should be removed leaving untold billions of misspent dollars in the Treasury.
1 posted on 08/23/2011 11:39:39 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Major BS alert missing.


2 posted on 08/23/2011 11:42:36 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: yoe
Mr Sunstein,

You can put all the lipstick you want on a pig, it is still a pig

3 posted on 08/23/2011 11:43:07 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: yoe

Spend ten TRILLION, trim ten billion? Come back when you decide to CUT!


4 posted on 08/23/2011 11:43:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: yoe

Yeah, regulations go to the very core of liberalism.


5 posted on 08/23/2011 11:44:04 AM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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To: yoe
Didn't Al Gore fix all of the regulations in the 90’s?
6 posted on 08/23/2011 11:44:35 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: yoe

“Likely” to save all of $2B a year? I bet it’s backloaded until the middle of the Palin administration, too.


7 posted on 08/23/2011 11:45:09 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: yoe

The unidentified streamlining of unidentified regulations.

Oh yeah, that should do the trick!


8 posted on 08/23/2011 11:46:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: yoe

$10B over five years. HAHAHA! Is this the best that they can do?


9 posted on 08/23/2011 11:47:53 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: yoe

wow, $10 billion. over 5 years.

$10 billion is the total of the cuts for 2 years, $7B in 2012, $3B in 2013, from the boehner/reed/-26Bama raise-the-debt-ceiling-by-$2+Trillion plan.


10 posted on 08/23/2011 11:48:31 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: yoe

Gosh! $10 billion?!

Is that per day? Why, that would be great!

As if....


11 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:04 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: yoe; All

Our blessed Redeemer, Hussein the Mighty! He giveth and he taketh away! Thank you, O Mighty Hussein, for granting your lowly servants their FREEDOM, if but for a SHORT TIME until we become too big for our britches!

You know, the entire PREMISE of this is SO WRONG. Hussein is acting like he is doing a FAVOR? Since the time he has seized power, the premise has been GOVERNMENT GETS TO CONTROL THE ECONOMY. So this "relief" is being portrayed as GOVERNMENT HAS DEEMED THIS TO BE UNNECESSARY, SO GOVERNMENT WILL ALLOW YOU ANOTHER MEASURE OF FREEDOM.

Hussein's philosophy does not allow for the natural rights of man--it is a philosophy that demands control from ABOVE.

Don't be deceived folks, and gently remind any friends or neighbors who might be inclined to think Hussein "has learned his lesson" about regulation.

This is a dog and pony show. Nothing more. If Hussein cared about over-regulation, the entire DeathCare law would be repealed today.

12 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:28 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: yoe
The DOL change will simplify hazard warnings

We're saved!!

Even Better Recovery Summer!!

13 posted on 08/23/2011 11:54:51 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: yoe

Let’s say they get all of their expected “savings” of $2B per year.

The DEFICIT is still over $4B per DAY.


14 posted on 08/23/2011 11:55:28 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: yoe

Big deal. In total Federal Regulations cost us $1.75 Trillion.


15 posted on 08/23/2011 11:55:48 AM PDT by DManA
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To: yoe
That is a fraction of one percent of the problem.
But, they do admit that regulations are a type of tax burden on the American people. That is important to highlight that concept. Maybe the congressional budget office could provide that calculation with every law or regulation.
16 posted on 08/23/2011 11:56:14 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: yoe

“You LIE” To be implemented in 2013, and still no drilling for oil in the Gulf.


17 posted on 08/23/2011 11:59:27 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: yoe

What is that like 2 days worth of deficit spending?


18 posted on 08/23/2011 11:59:35 AM PDT by rwh
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To: yoe
Cass Sunstein is regarded a one of the most dangerous men in the Obama Administration...

And it's no coincidence that he's chief of regulations at OMB. Where better to destroy American capitalism than through a tyranny of bureaucratic edicts?

19 posted on 08/23/2011 11:59:42 AM PDT by mojito
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To: yoe

Trim some regs til I get re-elected.

Uh-huh

However, under the radar....spend, spend, spend.

is it time for another vacation yet?
Darn, I haven’t seen all 57 states or all countries.
Oh my, see my grey hair. I’m so workin’ it, I’m turning white.


20 posted on 08/23/2011 12:00:18 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: yoe

Put a ‘tr’ on billion, and we’ll talk.


21 posted on 08/23/2011 12:01:01 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: yoe

Wow, what is that, a couple of pennies for each company? Does Fool Sucka think that’s going to get businesses hiring again?


22 posted on 08/23/2011 12:01:51 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: yoe
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced plans to streamline hundreds of regulations across all government departments and said that the review will “likely” save at least $10 billion over five years.

I do believe that we are spending about $10 billion per day. So he has found a way to save one day's spending over the next 1826 days, 0.05476%.

OH goody. Why didn't they say $200 billion over the next 100 years, or $2 trillion over the next millennium? I think there should be a law that all budgetary figures must be reported on in annual terms.

23 posted on 08/23/2011 12:02:28 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MNJohnnie

I’ve got an idea where they can save 400K annually.


24 posted on 08/23/2011 12:08:32 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: yoe

Don’t streamline...

ELIMINATE!


25 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:01 PM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: yoe

$10 billion...

Now there’s a person with a twisted sense of humor. And why not, they’re a twisted individual fronting for a twisted president.


26 posted on 08/23/2011 12:20:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 yr right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: yoe
It was reported early in the month that the Obama administration implemented 608 new regulations in July.

Quite honestly, I have no idea how we survived before July, 2011. It is simply amazing how I grew up without those regulations and made it to adulthood intact. I never even had a bicycle helmet, or for that matter, I grew up playing hockey without a helmet. At least I didn't look like Obama riding his bike. What a wuss!

Obozo and Company, would be taken seriously if every federal regulation since 2008 was eliminated. It would set the stage for 2012, when Republicans can then get serious (like that is going to happen) and eliminate all federal regulations going back to 1976.

27 posted on 08/23/2011 12:21:29 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Maxine, I'll see you there. I'm not changing my ways.)
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To: yoe

spend $3 trillion and “save” $2 billion per year

[if they even manage any of the promised “savings”]

yeah, right, there are serious credible people and I have some wonderful swampland to sell you..... ooops I mean “wetlands”


28 posted on 08/23/2011 12:31:37 PM PDT by Enchante (9 year cancer survivor this month - last surgery Aug. 2002)
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To: yoe

This is classic Obama. Regulations cost nearly $2T a year http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2707438/posts
and Obama plans to trim this by $2B. That’s 1/10 of one percent.

It’s like Obama’s laughable efforts to cut $100 million from the budget back in 2009. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/20/AR2009042000641.html

This guy is in WAY over his head.


29 posted on 08/23/2011 12:36:57 PM PDT by DrC
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To: org.whodat
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30 posted on 08/23/2011 12:39:30 PM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: yoe
"The Obama administration on Tuesday announced plans to streamline hundreds of regulations across all government departments and said that the review will “likely” save at least $10 billion over five years."

Basically, we're going to just let the Justice Department, ATF and FBI do whatever they want in coming up with new ways to fight crime. They no longer need express permission to just think up amazing plans and put them into action.

Oh, wait.

31 posted on 08/23/2011 12:40:04 PM PDT by Gravitas
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To: yoe
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), however, called the effort "underwhelming." The regulatory review does not address the kinds of major items the GOP would like to eliminate, such as those associated with the Dodd-Frank financial reform, the Obama healthcare reform or a raft of new environmental regulations, including the possible regulation of greenhouse gases.

Then why didn't the GOP do something like this when it controlled the government?

32 posted on 08/23/2011 12:40:59 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: yoe
Trim a few billion in regs here, while over there in the EPA the Gov't is loading 100's of billions on in other regs.

And what's with the easing of regs for trains? Trains is the area where unions are poised to take over.

33 posted on 08/23/2011 12:41:31 PM PDT by Justice
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The regulatory review does not address the kinds of major items the GOP would like to eliminate, such as those associated with the Dodd-Frank financial reform, the Obama healthcare reform or a raft of new environmental regulations, including the possible regulation of greenhouse gases.

None of these were in place under Bush.

34 posted on 08/23/2011 12:45:08 PM PDT by Justice
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To: Justice

What about all the other government regulations, like the ones Obama plans to cut?


35 posted on 08/23/2011 12:51:47 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Those look to be mostly designed to help the left.


36 posted on 08/23/2011 12:58:13 PM PDT by Justice
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To: rwh

Our deficit/accumulated debt per day is now about four billion per day.


37 posted on 08/23/2011 12:58:13 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Justice

So the GOP didn’t cut any regulations when it was in power? Not to help them, the left, or most importantly, America?


38 posted on 08/23/2011 1:01:53 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: yoe

JMHO, all Sundstein (along with the rest of The 0’s mob) is doing with these 1/2A$$ed pronouncements is making a real solid case for abolition of whole galloping chunks of bureaucracy.

....and I’m not talking about fractional percentages over decades, I’m TALKING ABOUT PURGING WHOLE AGENCIES WORTH OF THESE SLUGS JUST AS SOON AS WE CAN GET THE COUNTRY BACK.


39 posted on 08/23/2011 1:19:05 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((515 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: yoe

Federal budget is $3.5 Trillion. So $2billion per year is about .00057 of the budget. microscopic


40 posted on 08/23/2011 1:20:47 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: yoe
They are counting on the stupid people not to see this for what this is...A TOTAL BS MOVE...

Private Sector jobs will not be added due to obamacare....the economy can't rebound because of obamacare....

Appears when Rick Perry told the stupid gangster administration to put a hold on all new regulations this is what they've done...window dressing...what a joke.

41 posted on 08/23/2011 1:32:01 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: b4its2late

Nice!!!!


42 posted on 08/23/2011 1:32:31 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: yoe

“the EPA and the Department of Education should be removed leaving untold billions of misspent dollars in the Treasury.”

Add the Department of Energy to the list.


43 posted on 08/23/2011 1:36:56 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: yoe

If the truth were known I think that we would find out that The Messiah spends $10 Billion a year on his vacations. You start adding up all the security, air planes, all the costs for relatives and friends and stuff that is not on any public record and I’d wager it’s close.


44 posted on 08/23/2011 2:44:13 PM PDT by Flint
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To: yoe

It took us 230 years to accumulate 10.6 trillion of debt by 2009. In 31 short months Obama has increased the debt 4 trillion to 14.6 trillion.He is on course, if he has 8 years, to borrow as much as we have in the first 230 years.


45 posted on 08/23/2011 3:03:34 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: yoe


46 posted on 08/23/2011 3:05:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: yoe

Geez, these libs lie with every breath.

This is, of course, after dumping MORE regulations on us.

It’s like listening to president Bozo talk about reducing the deficit after he INCREASED it to historic levels.

If I was a lying liberal I’d go out and buy a new Mercedes Benz and once my wife stops screaming I’d say, “okay, I’m for reducing our car budget, I’ll trade it in for a Lexus”.

Of course, I’d then be sleeping on the street.


47 posted on 08/23/2011 3:08:44 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: Mouton
I’ve got an idea where they can save 400K annually.

We could have saved that on the vacation he is currently on.

48 posted on 08/23/2011 3:22:28 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Mr.Unique

In fairness, they’ve gotten rid of the Fairness Doctrine. As for all those regs that Al Gore got rid of, Man-Bear-Pig put ‘em all back in because real live PO’d Cubans slightly outnumbered dead voters in Florida in 2000, and stopped Al from becoming President. Curse you, Man-Bear-Pig!


49 posted on 08/23/2011 3:50:02 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Mr.Unique

In fairness, they’ve gotten rid of the Fairness Doctrine. As for all those regs that Al Gore got rid of, Man-Bear-Pig put ‘em all back in because real live PO’d Cubans slightly outnumbered dead voters in Florida in 2000, and stopped Al from becoming President. Curse you, Man-Bear-Pig!


50 posted on 08/23/2011 3:50:10 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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