Obama: “I have continued to underscore the importance of reducing regulatory burdens”

posted at 2:45 pm on September 2, 2011 by Jazz Shaw

As the Washington Post is reporting today, there is a minor – if temporary – victory in the war against oppressive over-regulation by the federal government coming your way. The Obama administration is backing down on the EPA’s efforts to heighten ozone restrictions to a point where even Yellowstone National Park would fail to meet them.

President Obama abruptly pulled back proposed new national smog standards Friday morning, overruling the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to compel states and communities nationwide to reduce local air pollution in the coming years or face federal penalties.

The move represented a win for the business community, which had lobbied to postpone new restrictions on ground-level ozone—known as smog—until 2013 in light of the current economic downturn. It also raised questions about the fate of several other controversial air quality regulations EPA is preparing to finalize this year.

Sadly, I must report that this isn’t the real story here. For the full effect, we need to go to the official White House statement on this, in which President Obama states, (apparently with a straight face):

At the same time, I have continued to underscore the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty, particularly as our economy continues to recover. With that in mind, and after careful consideration, I have requested that Administrator Jackson withdraw the draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards at this time.

(Emphasis mine.)

You didn’t seriously just say that, did you? Did we get a new Pod Person President this week when I wasn’t looking? This is the same administration which is about to cause rolling blackouts and skyrocketing energy costs in Texas because of cross state emission standards. It’s the same president who is jacking up the CAFE standards to the point where automobile prices will rise, assuming Detroit can meet them at all. This is the president who used overly burdensome regulations to create a de facto permitorium on gulf coast drilling costing us tens of thousands of jobs and God only knows how much domestic energy stores. And this administration has used the regulatory powers of the NLRB to effectively shut down an entire new production plant for Boeing.

Are you, Mr. President, perhaps warming up some new comedy material for the next nerd prom?

Please.

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May God strike/punish such charlatans and liars.

Schadenfreude on September 2, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Jazz, a black man with a big nose? Racist much we?

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faraway on September 2, 2011 at 2:47 PM

A very facile liar.

paul1149 on September 2, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Muenchhausen, Pinocchio and Machiavelli are all very indignant.

Schadenfreude on September 2, 2011 at 2:47 PM

They’re playing this so hard, I think it’s going to be the cornerstone of his speech next week. One little problem, though: his use of the phrase “at this time.” He might as well wear a t-shirt that says, “I’ll roll back job-killing, costly regulations…until you re-elect me, suckers!”

Rational Thought on September 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Be very careful. Desperate snakes, cornered, are extremely dangerous. The next year will be incredible.

Schadenfreude on September 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM

http://detnews.com/article/20110902/METRO/109020370/1409/rss36

Obama invites public to Labor Day address

This is Obama’s second trip to Detroit as president and first that will be open to the public. Many Michigan members of Congress are expected to attend, including Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit; Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing; and Reps. Sandy Levin, D-Royal Oak; John Dingell, D-Dearborn; Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township; Hansen Clarke, D-Detroit; and John Conyers, D-Detroit.

Obama will be accompanied by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. Union presidents, including the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka, Teamsters’ James P. Hoffa and UAW’s Bob King, also are expected to attend.

On Labor Day 2008, as a senator from Illinois, Obama spoke to tens of thousands of people in Detroit. He prompted laughs when he did a shout-out to the Queen of Soul, humming a few bars of Franklin’s song “Chain of Fools,” warbling “Chain chain chain …” as she beamed from the audience.

Franklin will be singing “Chain of Fools” this time, as well as two other songs.

Obama is not expected to be present for the entertainment.

William Amos on September 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Was he in an accident? Did he lose his short-term memory?

sherry on September 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM

This is the Colbert Presidency.

faraway on September 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Swine, you should have focused on Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, not ObamaCare.

Live with what you did. YOU deserve full destruction.

Schadenfreude on September 2, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Was he in an accident? Did he lose his short-term memory?

sherry on September 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM

NO, he is a destructive malicous Dummy.

Schadenfreude on September 2, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Obama: “I have continued to underscore the importance of reducing regulatory burdens”

But not lying through your teeth

Kini on September 2, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Oh how mighty and benevolent of him…

ted c on September 2, 2011 at 2:50 PM

faraway on September 2, 2011 at 2:47 PM

c’mon…it’s “resist we much”
/sharpton.

ted c on September 2, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Hence, Dear Liar.

rbj on September 2, 2011 at 2:51 PM

ted, haha, I couldn’t remember the exact quote.

faraway on September 2, 2011 at 2:52 PM

If he really believes this line, he needs to back off and let Gibson make guitars again. NOW.

Edouard on September 2, 2011 at 2:52 PM

The B.S. Artist strikes again!

gullxn on September 2, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Was hein an accident?
sherry on September 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Yup!

capejasmine on September 2, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Translation of the President’s words: Ignore what I’ve said before, believe what I’m telling you now, because you know, I have an election to win. After that, we’ll see.”

Obama cannot be trusted. Everything he says has an expiration date or a caveat, and he never answers a straightforward question. If we reelect him, we’re done for.

RebeccaH on September 2, 2011 at 2:54 PM

You Lie!

NoFanofLibs on September 2, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Can anyone say Orwellian?

Archimedes on September 2, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Forever reminding us that Awnt Estha married a fish eyed fool.

viking01 on September 2, 2011 at 2:56 PM

SCOAMF

gwelf on September 2, 2011 at 2:57 PM

I just love it when bho open’s his lying mouth! How in the world can bho actually think we believe you word he says?
L

letget on September 2, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Could it be that he is so warped that he doesn’t even know he’s lying?

rplat on September 2, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Was hein an accident?
sherry on September 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Yup!

capejasmine on September 2, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Well I messed that one up a bit. LOL!!!

capejasmine on September 2, 2011 at 3:01 PM

The tailspin has begun. He is going down in flames.

John the Libertarian on September 2, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Could it be that he is so warped that he doesn’t even know he’s lying?

rplat on September 2, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Some of it is Zero’s NPD like Clintoon exemplified with the finger pointing “I did not have sex….” lecture (and nearly every other pre-verted Bubba behavior).

The rest is that Zero is motivated by Marxist mental corrosion so profound that even Charles Manson would call him crazy.

viking01 on September 2, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Old and Busted: Environmental regulations have no effect on the economy which is now recovering.

New Hotness: Environmental regulations are onerous and kill jobs which we can’t afford in these dire times.

Lily on September 2, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Stuttering Fustercluck of a Miserable Failure.

TABoLK on September 2, 2011 at 3:04 PM

He signed Dodd-Frank, and did so triumphantly. The Leviathan regulatory structure this act created has only begun to strangle the movement of capital in the U.S. It requires over 250 new regulations (Sarbanes-Oxley required seven) few of which have even been written yet.

He has zero credibility on any regulatory issue.

rockmom on September 2, 2011 at 3:05 PM

(….and some of it, quite seriously, could be from narcotics usage.)

CINC – Crackhead in Chief

viking01 on September 2, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Either he doesn’t know what he’s saying or he doesn’t care. Which one is scarier?

Jim Treacher on September 2, 2011 at 3:06 PM

WE are at war with East Asia not Eurasia and have always been at war with East Asia. (Overtime at the Ministry of Truth heh?)

KW64 on September 2, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Ariel Durant said,”A great civilization cannot be conquered from without until it destroys itself from within.” Barry Soetero and his progressive thugs are making that happen. Its time to send the academics back to their classrooms and their captive audiences where the only thing they can destroy is the minds of their students.

volsense on September 2, 2011 at 3:08 PM

An experiment gone horribly wrong!

rjoco1 on September 2, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Where’s Al Franken when you need him? Oh, wait.

Speakup on September 2, 2011 at 3:09 PM

He knew from day one his regulations choked growth and send jobs overseas. Farmers were inches away from being punished if dust was raised when working in the fields. “fugitive waste”

seven on September 2, 2011 at 3:12 PM

DRUDGE REPORT
…………..Ø……………

RalphyBoy on September 2, 2011 at 3:12 PM

He’s having a melt down.

ctmom on September 2, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Either he doesn’t know what he’s saying or he doesn’t care. Which one is scarier?

Jim Treacher on September 2, 2011 at 3:06 PM

He doesn’t care. Why should he, when his house flacks at the Washikngfton Post, New York Times, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC will just parrot whatever BS he feeds them?

rockmom on September 2, 2011 at 3:13 PM

First they grope granny and then the pick her pocket for another 80 dollars a month utilities.

seven on September 2, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Can’t wait for the Speech. Unemployment will end, housing recovers, health care will be repealed, all EPA, OSHA,regulations repealed, the budget will balance, the ghettos will disappear, the oceans will recede,DOJ will reform from lawlessness,pigs will fly!WTF? (winning the future) These will only happen in the future if I’m re-elected. I’m working on the speeches now for the next term. Stay with ME!ME! ME! ME!

Marco on September 2, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Second look: Chinese hegemony?

mythicknight on September 2, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Do not trust him
he said he was giving permits to drill in the golf coast and for some reason, no one got permits.

seven on September 2, 2011 at 3:15 PM

You lie, sir.

tarpon on September 2, 2011 at 3:16 PM

I have continued to underscore the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty, particularly as our economy continues to recover.

Actually, he kind of has done this…by demonstrating the effects of burdensome regulation and uncertainties, he has, in a way, underscored the importance of reducing said burdens and uncertainties.

BlueCollarAstronaut on September 2, 2011 at 3:19 PM

I said it before and I’ll say it again…

… Every thing that comes out of Obowma’s mouth is the exact opposite of what he intends.

If he starts talking about how much he loves this Country…

… that will be the time to panic.

Seven Percent Solution on September 2, 2011 at 3:19 PM

It is embarrassing that anyone in our once great country believes anything that the Jerk in Chief says.

GaltBlvnAtty on September 2, 2011 at 3:20 PM

That’s what listening to Revrum’ Wrong for twenty years will do to ya…

viking01 on September 2, 2011 at 3:22 PM

M O M M Y

P A N T S

O N

F I R E !

hillbillyjim on September 2, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Get ready for his entire speech to be ridiculed, for good reasons. It is 3 years too late, and more charlatanry.

The people know the emperor is nakid, finally.

Today’s jobs report is way worth than what was reported.

Schadenfreude on September 2, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Man, his fingernails have to be broken and bloody after scrabbling so hard to hang onto that cliff edge.

a capella on September 2, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Ladies and gents, until we get more Conservatives into the MSM, they will continue to have an almost total monopoly on the message.
He lies because he knows the MSM will cover for him.

Hard Right on September 2, 2011 at 3:30 PM

If he starts talking about how much he loves this Country…

… that will be the time to panic.

Seven Percent Solution on September 2, 2011 at 3:19 PM

I’m watching FLOTUS carefully on that score.

a capella on September 2, 2011 at 3:30 PM

What can you say? It’s just too far out there to even parody.

MJBrutus on September 2, 2011 at 3:31 PM

There’s such a turdpile of bad journalism cited here it’s mind boggling, especially the Daily Caller article. So Obama ignoring the science on ozone pollution isn’t good enough for you? Congratulations, you’re about to get exactly the air quality you deserve. Good luck not choking on it.

Constantine on September 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

The last number of new regs under this administration that I heard was well up into the high 360,000-380,000. This man, like all leftists is rapidly nibbling away our freedoms via the reg game while we talk about taxes.

If we lose our freedoms, there soon will be no talk about taxes or anything else allowed. These folks are not inept-they are devious deceivers, hell bent on forcing in their agenda.

This crafted to please talk is just his typical Obama attempt to deflect everyone from looking at what he is actually doing.

Don L on September 2, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Congratulations, you’re about to get exactly the air quality you deserve. Good luck not choking on it.

Constantine on September 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Not to worry, he’s aborting enough innocent humans to more than purify the air to your perfect standards.

And they say there’s no official religion. Apparently they never
considered the eco-worshippers who’will believe anything their phoney messiah and pope Gore tells them.

Don L on September 2, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Constantine on September 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

You’re an embarrassment. Go take a nap now.

capejasmine on September 2, 2011 at 3:55 PM

At the same time, I have continued to underscore the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty, particularly as our economy continues to recover.

To lie as brazenly and as often as he does suggests that Øbama is a sociopath, a sociopathic liar.

petefrt on September 2, 2011 at 3:55 PM

“… and let me further add that we have always been at war with eastasia!”

PackerBronco on September 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM

This crafted to please talk is just his typical Obama attempt to deflect everyone from looking at what he is actually doing.

Don L on September 2, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Agreed! Don’t listen to what he says. Watch what he does.

capejasmine on September 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Obama’s concern for the environment gets trumped by his concern for his political environment.

PackerBronco on September 2, 2011 at 3:57 PM

How frickin’ bloody white of him.
Now excuse while I go sit myself in my racist corner.
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annoyinglittletwerp on September 2, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Congratulations, you’re about to get exactly the air quality you deserve. Good luck not choking on it.

Constantine on September 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Air in the USA is a lot cleaner than it was 50 or 100 years ago. Our parents didn’t choke, so why should we?

If you’re worried about low-atmosphere ozone, couldn’t we just emit more CFCs to destroy it?

hawksruleva on September 2, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Constantine on September 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Go buy yourself a carbon offset or something; you’ll feel so much better.

hillbillyjim on September 2, 2011 at 4:05 PM

This crafted to please talk is just his typical Obama attempt to deflect everyone from looking at what he is actually doing.

Don L on September 2, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Darryl Issa should come out after Obama’s speech and list all of the harmful regulations that Obama is NOT stopping.

hawksruleva on September 2, 2011 at 4:10 PM

There’s such a turdpile of bad journalism cited here it’s mind boggling, especially the Daily Caller article. So Obama ignoring the science on ozone pollution isn’t good enough for you? Congratulations, you’re about to get exactly the air quality you deserve. Good luck not choking on it.

Constantine on September 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Does the above support or oppose the seemingly wild claim Obama himself is quoted as saying?

anuts on September 2, 2011 at 4:21 PM

The guy who has exploded the regulatory burden says that he’s reducing regulatory burden.

The guy that has exploded the debt says he’s reducing the debt.

The guy that’s destroying the economy says his policies are helping the economy recover.

I hate when people, even people on the right (like Laura Ingraham this morning), talk about Obama’s “failed economic policies.” His policies haven’t merely failed to get the economy going – they actively suppress growth, by design. They are anti-business, by design.

Which candidate is going to get out and hammer him on this? Even the pundits are falling down on the job.

Missy on September 2, 2011 at 4:28 PM

There’s such a turdpile of bad journalism cited here it’s mind boggling

Constantine on September 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Translated: “All I can do is shoot the messengers”.

You’re funny.

Del Dolemonte on September 2, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Go buy yourself a carbon offset or something; you’ll feel so much better.

hillbillyjim on September 2, 2011 at 4:05 PM

In the 1300′s they bought indulgences. Now they buy carbon offsets. It does just as much good and is less painful than self-flaggalation. Maybe if we let people donate to buy carbon offsets, the government will get enough money they won’t need to issue the Cap and Trade Revenue Enhancer ahem — Regulation.

KW64 on September 2, 2011 at 4:55 PM

I have continued to underscore the importance of reducing regulatory burdens

Define “reducing”.

It’s not that he’s lying…..he’s just friggin’ illiterate.

Tim_CA on September 2, 2011 at 5:37 PM

his lips are moving

elifino on September 2, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Even if the GOP takes the White House and Senate too, how can anyone even begin to repeal all the crappy rules and regs accumulated in the past 30 years?

PattyJ on September 2, 2011 at 6:11 PM

And the leftist bemoan the “caving”.

Count to 10 on September 2, 2011 at 6:27 PM

So Obama sang “Chain of Fools” on 2008, supposedly in honor of Aretha ” the Queen of Soul” Franklin? I guess he was surreptitiously referring to those who would vote for him.

I think it would make a great theme song for the GOP to use against him and his administration, a real chain of fools.

Qzsusy on September 2, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Maybe this scared them …

It wasn’t long ago a PNAS study led by Stefan Rahmstorf had come out claiming sea level rise is “accelerating”. This of course was followed by the mainstream media jumping on the global warming bandwagon and trumpeting doom and gloom would strike sooner than we ever thought, maybe even before we die.

Unfortunately, the acceleration has been in the opposite direction, thus making the authors of the PNAS study look just a bit foolish.

The latest NASA satellite data show that sea levels have dropped 6 mm over the last year – the biggest drop ever recorded since satellite data has been taken. This is hardly the kind of acceleration Rahmstorf had in mind.

J_Crater on September 2, 2011 at 6:34 PM

“You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.” Barry Obama to SF Chronicle, January 2008

mchristian on September 2, 2011 at 6:59 PM

There’s such a turdpile of bad journalism cited here it’s mind boggling, especially the Daily Caller article. So Obama ignoring the science on ozone pollution isn’t good enough for you? Congratulations, you’re about to get exactly the air quality you deserve. Good luck not choking on it.

Constantine on September 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Does the above support or oppose the seemingly wild claim Obama himself is quoted as saying?

anuts on September 2, 2011 at 4:21 PM

He isn’t interested in judging whether Obama is lying about his stance vis-a-vis regulations. He’s simply an eco-nut who has fallen for the pseudoscience, and is upset that a new regulation won’t go into effect. A regulation which wouldn’t really improve the atmosphere, but would disastrously damage the economy and the actual lives of human beings. To people such as he, it doesn’t matter how much something costs or who it hurts, if the stated goal is an undefinable environmental improvement. People such as he never acknowledge the absurdity of scale they demand in their religious crusade. If you suggested to them that the environment would become amazingly pristine simply by poisoning every human on the planet, they would consider it a viable option.

Freelancer on September 2, 2011 at 8:40 PM