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W.H.: Fewer regs than under Bush
Politico ^

Posted on 03/20/2012 9:59:56 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

W.H.: Fewer regs than under Bush By: Darius Dixon March 20, 2012 11:03 AM EDT

A top White House official Tuesday defended the administration against charges that it’s trigger-happy with regulations, saying that fewer final regs have been issued under President Barack Obama than during the same period under George W. Bush.

“In terms of just the facts, the Obama administration’s issued fewer final rules in the first three years than the [George W.] Bush administration did in the first three years,” White House regulatory chief Cass Sunstein told the roughly 70-strong audience at a POLITICO breakfast event at the W Hotel in downtown Washington.

He didn’t provide specific numbers to back up his assertion.

POLITICO’s Mike Allen asked Sunstein to discuss the idea that “despite the reality, people still feel overregulated.”

“In terms of net benefits, we’re way ahead,” Sunstein said. “Actually, the first three years of the Obama administration has lower costs than the last three years of the Bush administration.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obamalies; regulations
What a whopper..........
1 posted on 03/20/2012 9:59:58 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL...


2 posted on 03/20/2012 10:00:57 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And how many repealed, or allowed to lapse?

How many expanded or “Reinterpreted” but not counted as new?

“Lies, damn lies, and statistics”


3 posted on 03/20/2012 10:02:11 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Sub-Driver

4 posted on 03/20/2012 10:02:31 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Sub-Driver
What a whopper.

Indeed, as evidenced by this line from the narrative:

He didn’t provide specific numbers to back up his assertion.

5 posted on 03/20/2012 10:05:25 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Stunning


6 posted on 03/20/2012 10:06:15 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1155 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Sub-Driver

Note the careful choice of words: there are fewer “final rules” - many thousands of proposed rules that will soon go into effect are presumably not counted.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 10:08:40 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Loyal Sedition

It’s a meaningless statistic anyway. How does one “count” regulations? By the number of titles? Number of clauses? And even if counting regulations was meaningful (but it isn’t), one onerous regulation is worth hundreds of “we already do that” regulations.


8 posted on 03/20/2012 10:10:23 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Sub-Driver

The ones that Obama did write, Bush force him to do it.


9 posted on 03/20/2012 10:13:13 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Sub-Driver

YOU LIE!!! could be a campaign slogan all by itself for Obama!

These people will lie to your face and not care that you know it!


10 posted on 03/20/2012 10:16:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL.. Called 9/11 happened - which resulted in new laws regs and whole new fed dept.

Try comparing apples to apples. Bush’s last 3 years with your first 3.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 10:25:58 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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The bigger problem is that there has not been an effort by republicans to cut the size of government by cleaning out old regulations. “The more laws, the less liberty.”


12 posted on 03/20/2012 10:25:58 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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LOL.. Called 9/11 happened - which resulted in new laws regs and Homeland Security.

Try comparing apples to apples. Bush’s last 3 years with your first 3.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 10:26:21 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Sub-Driver
Maybe it's true.

Bush issued a regulation that opened oil drilling on the continental shelves and in Alaska.

Obama issued regulations that closed drilling permits in those places.

Same number of regulations, major different affect on the US economy.

14 posted on 03/20/2012 10:29:34 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“He didn’t provide specific numbers to back up his assertion.” Easy to make a claim without facts to back it up. Typical of this corrupt administration. If they are talking, you can be sure they are lying


15 posted on 03/20/2012 10:39:41 AM PDT by falcon99
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To: Sub-Driver
The WSJ did numerous articles in general about the expansion of Federal Crimes and regulations. Just posting for reference and if any FReepers have missed these great articles.

Federal Offenses

The Wall Street Journal is examining the vastly expanding federal criminal law book and its consequences.

Wall Street Journal Headlines


16 posted on 03/20/2012 10:43:28 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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Note the weasel word Politico dropped into the story line:

A top White House official Tuesday defended the administration against charges that it’s trigger-happy with regulations, saying that fewer final regs have been issued under President Barack Obama than during the same period under George W. Bush.

“In terms of just the facts, the Obama administration’s issued fewer final rules in the first three years than the [George W.] Bush administration did in the first three years,”

This bunch is just one howler after another, each one topping the previous. I knew election year would provide a laugh riot.

17 posted on 03/20/2012 10:48:22 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver

LIAR!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsvEDI4ZvBs


18 posted on 03/20/2012 10:57:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Forget the galoshes. Better to use a boat for all the administration b.s. you’d have to swim through!


19 posted on 03/20/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Regs are one thing, but what about Executive Orders and the number of Czars who are making decisions, without issuing regulations?


20 posted on 03/20/2012 12:20:52 PM PDT by SuziQ
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