FACT CHECK: Has the Obama Administration Really Issued Fewer Regulations?

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    Feb 18, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    No - but sadly there remain apologists for this administration's role in making this "recovery" one of the slowest on record.

    http://www.jobcreatorsalliance.org/Business/Capital_Market/FACT_CHECK___Has_the_Obama_Administration_Really_Issued_Fewer_Regulations_.aspx

    According to an analysis by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, 953 economically significant final rules were issued in the first three years of the Obama Administration compared to just 30 in the first three years of the Bush Administration – more than a thirty-fold increase. In fact, in 2009, the first year of President Obama’s Administration nearly as many economically significant final rules were issued (163) as were issued in the entire eight years of the Bush Administration (179).

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    Furthermore, economically significant rules affecting small business also increased substantially. During the first three years of the Bush Administration, 16 new rules of economic significance were issued compared to 257 in the first three years of the Obama Administration.

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    Feb 18, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    As usual, no link, no definition of "economically significant rules", no analysis of how many rules were deregulated during Bush, etc., etc.

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    Feb 18, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidAs usual, no link, no definition of "economically significant rules", no analysis of how many rules were deregulated during Bush, etc., etc.



    The shame of it was the the Bush Administration did not deregulate. It's a myth that Bush did any significant level of deregulation. In fact it also substantially increased regulations from previous administrations which is nothing compared to the Obama Administration - similar story with the level of debt but apparently this doesn't even faze you as European countries look like they are about to default as a result of overspending just like many states in the US.

    http://reason.com/blog/2010/09/23/the-lie-obama-cant-stop-tellin

    Of the new rules, 159 are "economically significant," meaning they will cost at least $100 million a year. That's a 10 percent increase in the number of high-cost rules since 2006, and a 70 percent increase since 2001. And at the end of 2007, another 3,882 rules were already at different stages of implementation, 757 of them targeting small businesses.

    Overall, the final outcome of this Republican regulation has been a significant increase in regulatory activity and cost since 2001. The number of pages added to the Federal Register, which lists all new regulations, reached an all-time high of 78,090 in 2007, up from 64,438 in 2001.