Thursday, March 26, 2015

(Re-Post): Bush was horrible, Obama is worse

Original post 2/20/14:  In terms of the amount of economically significant regulations their respective administrations are responsible for.  From an article at The Daily Caller:
The 1996 Congressional Review Act (CRA) requires federal agencies to submit reports to Congress on economically significant rules. According to CRA data, the Obama Administration has a 29 percent higher average of yearly major rulemakings than Bush did after his two terms in office. Bush’s overall average was 63 and Obama’s currently sits at 81.
There were 77 major rules in 2013, 67 in 2012 and 80 in 2011. In 2010, the administration added 99 major rules to the books — more than any other year since the passage of the CRA.
New regulations cost money, but they also cost a lot of man hours.
The average person has virtually no idea of the massive amount of government control over our lives as reflected in the absurdly large levels of regulation.  Thus, articles such as the one linked to here are valuable in fighting that ignorance. [ht: instapundit]