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The Obama administration proposed 80 new regulations… today

posted at 2:11 pm on November 23, 2012 by

The Obama administration proposed at least 80 new regulations the day after Thanksgiving (go ahead and give ’em a scroll-through for some good times), adding to the now 1,773 proposed in the last thirty days. …But tax hikes on the wealthy and more government spending are what we need to get our economy going again. Uh-huh.

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Every regulation has a compliance cost. Think of it as a tax.

F these cretins.

tom daschle concerned on November 23, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Let me take a guess, not ONE of them in the constitution? That old written paper is no where to be found under bho/team here in the US any longer!
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letget on November 23, 2012 at 2:19 PM

As the old soviet union showed, the power to tax is the power to destroy. However, it is also true that the power to regulate is also the power to destroy. It must be done judiciously and with restraint; but often this is not the case. While the left screams fro banning lobbyists, in fact my own experience is that unless affected industries point out the flaws in these proposals, many stupid counterproductive things get mandated and once a regulation is set in stone it is a monumental effort to get it changed.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilence when it comes to regulations as well.

KW64 on November 23, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Hmmm…

69 are merely notices: Asking for public comments, answering questions, providing guidance, notice of appointment, notice of meeting, notice of new publications, etc. or just clarifications on other inter-agency communication. Yeah, regulation. Hey, some bureaucrat said hi to another one, let’s whine about it!

Only 8 are rules and 3 are proposed rules. Of those 3 are corrections!

OH THE HORROR!!

lester on November 23, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Only 8 are rules and 3 are proposed rules. Of those 3 are corrections!

OH THE HORROR!!

lester on November 23, 2012 at 2:46 PM

You are obviously a member of the Excuserati (which includes the MSM and the other usual suspects).

It is also apparent that you have never run a business. If you had, you would know that EVERY “proposed” regulation affects your ability to raise capital and/or run your business. This is because people…especially those with brains and ambition enough to run businesses, as well as financial institutions who finance them, and other businesses which supply them…don’t just sit and wait to be shorn like sheep or killed off by the regulatory wolves: they proactively protect themselves from impending harm.

That is why the mere PROSPECT of regulations caused by the Obamacare monster has already devastated the jobs market, and will continue to do so until the monster is killed or tamed.

landlines on November 23, 2012 at 3:06 PM

landlines on November 23, 2012 at 3:06 PM

You think you are very smart, but you can’t tell the difference between 8 rules and 80. Neither could Hotair. I doubt someone who can’t work with very elementary math is capable of running a business, unless it’s a matter of running it to the ground and then blaming government regulations they imagined.

Blames MSM, blames government, can’t count past 3. Typical conservative.

lester on November 23, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Neither could Hotair.

I’m willing to wait as long as it takes for “Hotair” to respond.

tom daschle concerned on November 23, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I doubt someone who can’t work with very elementary math is capable of running a business…

lester

A liberal talking about math, lol. Too too funny.

xblade on November 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

FR–5601–N–46 Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless

I hear there are rooms available at The White House.

aebloo on November 23, 2012 at 5:49 PM

One is too many but the vast majority of those are not regulations at all. May want to adjust this post to reflect the actual # of regs. Looks to be no more than 10% of the # you are stating.

RW Wacko on November 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I generally hate negative thinking…but today I feel like we are doomed.
This guy and his minions are relentless in their pursuit of ending America.
Rust never sleeps.

redlucy on November 23, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Only 8 are rules and 3 are proposed rules. Of those 3 are corrections!Asking for public comments, answering questions, providing guidance, notice of appointment, notice of meeting, notice of new publications, etc. or just clarifications on other inter-agency communication.

OH THE HORROR!!

lester on November 23, 2012 at 2:46 PM

The real point of this was that the government witheld what they intended to do until after the election. Since regualtions do not have to pass congress, there is little the public can do once the President is reelected. And do not kid yourself things put under guidance are often regulations in disguise. Guidance does not require advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, proposed rules or public hearings. In guidance the government can claim that concentrations of “not detectable” must be treated as half the limit of detection and then add up all these non-detects and claim a body of water is exceeding the amount of input necessary to to exceed the water quality number and thus preclude new dischargers; all without anyone measuring anything. They can make a defacto rule that all forklift drivers must wear seatbelts without anything in regulation by just interpreting that if use of seatbelts is recommended by the manufacturer’s owner’s manual that it is then citable by OSHA if you do not wear them. No opportunity for comment. When public comment is requested you better get your opinion in because it shows what they are thinking about doing and yes, that alone can be chilling.

Regulatory power avoids most of the democractic process and thus the citizens are forced to surrender freedom with little resource but to scream bloody murder and demand redress. However, when Erica does precisely that, you insult her like questioning is out of bounds.

KW64 on November 23, 2012 at 8:47 PM

It’s amazing the lengths to which leftists will go to excuse anything and everything their master does.

He could put live kittens in a blender on live TV, and they’d be explaining that, since a good home could not be found for them, it was really the humane thing to do.

Or they’d just engage in some sort of insulting innuendo about us being “cat” people.

CurtZHP on November 23, 2012 at 10:04 PM

DEFUND.DEFUND.DEFUND.DEFUND.DEFUND.DEFUND.DEFUND.DEFUND.

thirtyandseven on November 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I doubt someone who can’t work with very elementary math is capable of running a business…
 
lester on November 23, 2012 at 4:47 PM

 

Homicides in Chicago: 1990-2010…
PS: Almost all of that is gang on gang violence.
 
lester on July 24, 2012 at 10:46 AM

 
Math is hard. Chicago Police Department’s 2009 Annual Report
https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath/News/Statistical%20Reports/Annual%20Reports/09AR.pdf
 
Murders, Causal factors, Gang related:
2008- 44.6%
2009- 34.3%
 

Lester’s “Almost all” = Significantly less than half…
 
rogerb on July 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

 
_____
 

…can’t count past 3. Typical conservative.
 
lester on November 23, 2012 at 4:47 PM

 

As usual, personal attacks are the best indicator that you’ve lost the argument.
 
lester on September 13, 2012 at 3:55

rogerb on November 24, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Well, is this news? Wouldn’t any administration be issuing rules? Incidentally, when they say “proposed”, they just mean they are draft – I am sure approval process depends on the department.

I searched on any rule currently open for comment – 201 as of today.

They probably have to record all comments but I doubt if those comments make any difference to approval.

From a journalistic point of view, I would point out only those that have political impact, so the analysis is incomplete and there’s nothing to evaluate. Is 80 a high number? I have no idea. What’s the normal level?

virgo on November 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM

From a journalistic point of view, I would point out only those that have political impact, so the analysis is incomplete and there’s nothing to evaluate. Is 80 a high number? I have no idea. What’s the normal level?

virgo on November 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM

You’re being entirely reasonable about this and that just will not do. Please commence hysterics or turn in your conservative card.

ernesto on November 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM

rogerb on November 24, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Are you done defending flat-earth ideology? Did that open an opportunity to post irrelevant out of context and edited comments here?

lester on November 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Figures the resident leftards would nitpick this…

tom daschle concerned on November 24, 2012 at 1:25 PM

rogerb on November 24, 2012 at 2:23 AM

 
Are you done defending flat-earth ideology? Did that open an opportunity to post irrelevant out of context and edited comments here?
 
lester on November 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

 
So on a thread pointing out your hypocrisy and belief that ad hominem attacks prove an argument is lost you choose an ad hominem attack (FLAT EARTHER!!!) after reading my post regarding evolutionary development.
 
Well played.
 
And I’m not sure you understand editing for length. We can have a quick lesson, I suppose. Can you point out where the edit detracted from your statement or somehow made it mean something other than what you’d written?
 
If not, then it’s not an improper edit. Especially if a link back to the original thread was given. That’s a crash course, but a local community college could probably help more if you’re interested in furthering the idea.
 
BTW, you did notice the link to the source thread as you’d previously requested, right?
 
Please try to keep up.

rogerb on November 24, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Figures the resident leftards would nitpick this…

tom daschle concerned on November 24, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Well no sh!t Sherlock. Economic threads draw libtard pseudoeconomists like Ron Paul threads draw NeoCon chickenhawks.

MelonCollie on November 25, 2012 at 10:21 PM

8 or 80 “real regulations” isn’t the point… it’s all a symptom an of out-of-control federal government.

We’ve become so accustomed and numb to this stuff we don’t even b!tch about it anymore… we just take it as they shovel it out.

John Adams penned the Preamble to our Declaration of Independence; let’s take a fresh look at his enlightened words:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

E-R

electric-rascal on November 26, 2012 at 1:40 AM