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Trump Is Least-Regulatory President Since Reagan in First Six Months
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a425couple
2017-07-25 18:16:20 UTC
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Trump Is Least-Regulatory President Since Reagan in First Six Months
By Wayne Crews | July 24, 2017 | 3:47 PM EDT

No one is surprised that the Trump administration would issue
considerably fewer regulations than the Obama administration.

On Friday, we got not only “Donald J. Trump’s Six Months of America
First” media statement, covering energy, the Supreme Court appointment
of Neil Gorsuch, government accountability, trade, regulations and the
like. We also got the obscure “Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and
Deregulatory Actions,” which lists agency priorities. It’s been
published twice a year since the Reagan administration. It just happens
that the Agenda and the six-month mark happened on the same day.

Early in his administration, Trump prominently declared that 70 percent
of regulations “can go,” issued a regulatory freeze , and required
agencies to eliminate at least two rules for every new rule adopted. Any
new costs need to be offset.

Topline numbers from the new Spring" 2017 Unified Agenda are (at least
as of the morning of July 21; the site has been down all afternoon):

Active (pre-rule, proposed and final): 1,731 (economically significant
among these: 58)
Completed: 1,094 (economically significant among these, 67)
Long-term: 696 (economically significant among these, 47)
Barack Obama’s final Agenda had more “active” rules, but fewer
“completed” and “long-term” ones. Overall, Trump’s numbers were higher
at 3,521, but getting rid of a rule requires issuing a “rule” to do so.
So diagnostics on the Agenda will be ongoing. The Interior Department,
for example, has talked of reducing its regulations by 50 percent.

Another takeaway is that there are usually 100-plus economically
significant rules each year (those with an effect of at least $100
million). Trump’s numbers here are higher than Obama’s, but remember
that Trump agency rules have to be offset, and there is bound to be a
higher proportion of regular rules and economically significant rules
that are deregulatory, yet must be reported as rules nonetheless. Green
eyeshades will tell the tale.

The Agenda outlines agency priorities, so a better gauge is the Federal
Register, which depicts all agency rules. When one looks at Federal
Register data, overall rules and significant rules from Trump’s first
six months are way down compared to Obama.



Trump Final Rules Down Compared to Obama’s First Six Months. We can
compare executive branch and independent agency rules the Trump
administration has issued so far, to the same period under President
Obama in 2016.

Six Months of Trump Regulations Compared to Obama (January 20-July 20)

Rules
Significant Rules

Trump 2017 1,509 99


Obama 2016 1,865 173
The Trump administration, in six months, has issued 1,509 rules. Over
the corresponding six months in 2016 (January 20-July 20), Obama issued
1,865 rules. Trump’s tally represents a 19 percent decrease.

Again, getting rid of a rule requires issuing a “rule” in order to
comply with Administrative Procedure Act’s notice-and-comment
requirements, so some of these numbers may obscure that some of Trump’s
rules have been eliminations or delays of earlier rules that had not yet
reached their effective date (this EPA example contains several). And
new costs imposed by agencies must be zero. So it is dramatic that raw
counts are down even in the face of “rules” that aren’t rules.

Trump’s agencies have issued 99 significant” rules—those with at least
$100 million in estimated annual impacts—during his first six months,
while Obama’s issued 173 over the same six-month period in 2016, a
decrease of 44 percent. Again, this does not take into account that
often deferrals or freezes or whether rule costs have been offset.

Rules in the pipeline are way down. What we just covered are rules
finalized. Proposed rules are in the process of being created—that is,
written and submitted to notice and comment. (Again, some of these will
likely be efforts to revoke rules.)

If final rules are down under Trump, overall proposed rules are down
even more so, and not just compared to Obama, but also to George W. Bush
and Bill Clinton (second term too).

Six Months of Trump Proposed Rules Compared to Predecessors (January
20-July 20)

Proposed Rules Significant Rules Proposed Rules

Trump (2017) 844
47

Obama (2016) 1248
207

Obama (2009) 947
135

Bush (2008) 1231
197

Bush (2001) 1176
84

Clinton (2000) 1420
138

Clinton (1997) 1569
126
Trump’s overall proposed rules in the pipeline are down 32 percent
compared to Obama’s final year’s comparable interval (Trump’s 844
compared to Obama’s 1248) and Trump’s “significant” proposed rules are
down 77 percent from his predecessor (47 compared to Obama’s 207). New,
large-scale regulation seems to have largely stopped in 2017, and where
it doesn’t, new costs need to be offset.

The Trump mode so far is to regulate bureaucrats rather than the public.
This seems significant for the administrative state. The last time we
saw anything comparable was when regulations and Federal Register page
counts both dropped by over a third under Reagan.

Wayne Crews is vice president for policy and director of technology
studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.


http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/wayne-crews/trump-least-regulatory-president-reagan-first-six-months
Baxter
2017-07-25 18:21:36 UTC
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Trump Is Least-Regulatory President Since Reagan in First Six Months
By Wayne Crews | July 24, 2017 | 3:47 PM EDT
No one is surprised that the Trump administration would issue
considerably fewer regulations than the Obama administration.
On Friday, we got not only “Donald J. Trump’s Six Months of
America First” media statement, covering energy, the Supreme Court
appointment of Neil Gorsuch, government accountability, trade,
regulations and the like. We also got the obscure “Unified Agenda of
Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions,” which lists agency
priorities. It’s been published twice a year since the Reagan
administration. It just happens that the Agenda and the six-month mark
happened on the same day.
Early in his administration, Trump prominently declared that 70
percent of regulations “can go,” issued a regulatory freeze , and
required agencies to eliminate at least two rules for every new rule
adopted. Any new costs need to be offset.
And where it uses the word "rules" substitute the word "protections". All
those "rules" right-wingers rant about are for our protection.
Curt Portland
2017-07-25 19:17:45 UTC
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All
those "rules" right-wingers rant about
But first your heart is spasming again, innit?

Better take your nitroglycerin pills, bypass boy, your arteries are
clogging up again...



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a425couple
2017-07-25 20:37:23 UTC
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Trump Is Least-Regulatory President Since Reagan in First Six Months
By Wayne Crews | July 24, 2017 | 3:47 PM EDT
No one is surprised that the Trump administration would issue
considerably fewer regulations than the Obama administration.
On Friday, we got not only “Donald J. Trump’s Six Months of
America First” media statement, covering energy, the Supreme Court
appointment of Neil Gorsuch, government accountability, trade,
regulations and the like. We also got the obscure “Unified Agenda of
Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions,” which lists agency
priorities. It’s been published twice a year since the Reagan
administration. It just happens that the Agenda and the six-month mark
happened on the same day.
Early in his administration, Trump prominently declared that 70
percent of regulations “can go,” issued a regulatory freeze , and
required agencies to eliminate at least two rules for every new rule
adopted. Any new costs need to be offset.
And where it uses the word "rules" substitute the word "protections". All
those "rules" right-wingers rant about are for our protection.
Says the left winger who thinks there are never enough
rules and "protections".
Even after 8 years of throttling the economy so it could
hardly grow, Obama kept setting new records!

New rules surged in Obama's last year to 3,853, most pages in Federal
Register ever
by Joseph Lawler | May 31, 2017, 5:00 AM

President Barack Obama's last year in office set a high watermark for
new federal rules and regulations as the outgoing Democrat sought to
leave his mark on the country through a "pen and phone" strategy.

The total number of Federal Register pages in 2016 rose nearly 20
percent to 95,894, the most ever, and the number of final rules, at
3,853, was the most since 2005, according to a new report from the
Competitive Enterprise Institute.

The free-market think tank, which advocates lighter government
regulation, tallied up all the new rules in its annual "Ten Thousand
Commandments" report and concluded that rule making surged during
Obama's last full year in office.

Seven of the 10 years that saw the most pages published in the Federal
Register, the official journal of government that contains rules,
proposals and notices, were during Obama's tenure.

For economically significant rules, meaning rules expected to have an
impact of more than $100 million on the economy, the average for Obama's
eight years in tenure was 69. In comparison, George W. Bush averaged 49
a year.

President Trump has sought to reduce the burdens imposed by federal
rules and the number of rules themselves. In January, he signed an
executive order requiring agencies to roll back two regulations for each
one they impose.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/new-rules-surged-in-obamas-last-year-to-3853-most-pages-in-federal-register-ever/article/2624503
Baxter
2017-07-25 22:14:03 UTC
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Trump Is Least-Regulatory President Since Reagan in First Six Months
By Wayne Crews | July 24, 2017 | 3:47 PM EDT
No one is surprised that the Trump administration would issue
considerably fewer regulations than the Obama administration.
On Friday, we got not only “Donald J. Trump’s Six
Months of America First” media statement, covering energy, the
Supreme Court appointment of Neil Gorsuch, government
accountability, trade, regulations and the like. We also got the
obscure “Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory
Actions,” which lists agency priorities. It’s been
published twice a year since the Reagan administration. It just
happens that the Agenda and the six-month mark happened on the same
day.
Early in his administration, Trump prominently declared that 70
percent of regulations “can go,” issued a regulatory
freeze , and required agencies to eliminate at least two rules for
every new rule adopted. Any new costs need to be offset.
And where it uses the word "rules" substitute the word "protections".
All those "rules" right-wingers rant about are for our protection.
Says the left winger who thinks there are never enough
rules and "protections".
As a mind reader you are an abysmal failure.
Post by a425couple
Even after 8 years of throttling the economy so it could
hardly grow, Obama kept setting new records!
The wealthy and the corporation seem to want absolutely NO regulations at
all - which means NO protections for you and me.

Come back and discuss this rationally when you've quit drinking the 1%
Kool-aide
a425couple
2017-07-25 23:08:49 UTC
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Trump Is Least-Regulatory President Since Reagan in First Six Months
By Wayne Crews | July 24, 2017 | 3:47 PM EDT
No one is surprised that the Trump administration would issue
considerably fewer regulations than the Obama administration.
On Friday, we got not only “Donald J. Trump’s Six
Months of America First” media statement, covering energy, the
Supreme Court appointment of Neil Gorsuch, government
accountability, trade, regulations and the like. We also got the
obscure “Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory
Actions,” which lists agency priorities. It’s been
published twice a year since the Reagan administration. It just
happens that the Agenda and the six-month mark happened on the same
day.
Early in his administration, Trump prominently declared that 70
percent of regulations “can go,” issued a regulatory
freeze , and required agencies to eliminate at least two rules for
every new rule adopted. Any new costs need to be offset.
And where it uses the word "rules" substitute the word "protections".
All those "rules" right-wingers rant about are for our protection.
Says the left winger who thinks there are never enough
rules and "protections".
As a mind reader you are an abysmal failure.
Post by a425couple
Even after 8 years of throttling the economy so it could
hardly grow, Obama kept setting new records!
The wealthy and the corporation seem to want absolutely NO regulations at
all - which means NO protections for you and me.
Some protections are fine.
But adding 3,853 new rules in Obama's last year to 3,853 was harmful.
Is it never enough for you?
Post by Baxter
Come back and discuss this rationally when you've quit drinking the 1%
Kool-aide
You are silly.
How have your investments in American businesses been doing?
Or did you do the disastrous act of selling out, because
of your fear, once you found out Trump won the POTUS?

Trump unleashes $4 trillion in stock market gains since election, says
www.cnbc.com/.../wilbur-ross-trump-has-driven-the-stock-market-
Jun 19, 2017 - Trump unleashes $4 trillion in stock market gains since
election, says ...

How Trump's stock market ranks during his first 100 days in office ...
www.marketwatch.com › Markets › U.S. & Canada › Market Extra
Apr 30, 2017 - Trump's tenure hit 100 days on Saturday, with the stock
market closing ... in implementing many of the pro-growth initiatives
that helped him to win the Nov. ... (Since his election win, the Dow has
climbed 14.22%, the S&P 500 ...
Curt Portland
2017-07-26 00:39:34 UTC
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The wealthy and the corporation seem to want absolutely NO regulations at
all - which means NO protections for you and me.
Still don't see leroy's posts directly but he is 180 degrees wrong here. The
powerful love regulations, it allows them to lock out potential competition.
Big companies can hire lawyers to help them fill out all the paperwork, etc.
while small companies often go under because of those rules. One good example
is on the local level where regulators do things like limit the number of taxis
allowed. That allows them to keep prices high but harms customers. On the national
level we have things like radio and TV stations forced to justify their
existence by showing that they meet a "public need" as though the public tuning
in were not sufficient evidence. We've even had the FCC propose putting observers
in editorial rooms of news organizations, including print news organizations.
ALL SO VERY TRUE.
Baxter
2017-07-26 05:07:23 UTC
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Trump Is Least-Regulatory President Since Reagan in First Six Months
By Wayne Crews | July 24, 2017 | 3:47 PM EDT
No one is surprised that the Trump administration would issue
considerably fewer regulations than the Obama administration.
On Friday, we got not only “Donald J.
Trump’s Six Months of America
First” media statement, covering energy, the Supreme
Court appointment of Neil Gorsuch, government accountability,
trade, regulations and the like. We also got the obscure
“Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and
Deregulatory Actions,” which lists agency
priorities. It’s been published twice a year
since the Reagan administration. It just happens that the Agenda
and the six-month mark happened on the same day.
Early in his administration, Trump prominently declared that 70
percent of regulations “can go,”
issued a regulatory freeze , and required agencies to eliminate at
least two rules for every new rule adopted. Any new costs need to
be offset.
And where it uses the word "rules" substitute the word
"protections".
All those "rules" right-wingers rant about are for our
protection.
Says the left winger who thinks there are never enough
rules and "protections".
As a mind reader you are an abysmal failure.
Post by a425couple
Even after 8 years of throttling the economy so it could
hardly grow, Obama kept setting new records!
The wealthy and the corporation seem to want absolutely NO
regulations at all - which means NO protections for you and me.
Some protections are fine.
But adding 3,853 new rules in Obama's last year to 3,853 was harmful.
Is it never enough for you?
All you got is a raw number without any context, put out by a right-wing
disinformation mill, and repeated by the likes of Brietbart

These are the people that put out that number:
-------------
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is a advocacy group based in
Washington DC with long ties to tobacco disinformation campaigns

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Competitive_Enterprise_Institute
Curt Portland
2017-07-26 15:40:20 UTC
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All you got is a raw number
But first your heart is spasming again, innit?

Better take your nitroglycerin pills, bypass boy, your arteries are
clogging up again...



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"At my age, I don't need balls. I'm done with the procreation stuff."
"I've been around pimps before (as a "slumlord")..."
Curt Portland
2017-07-26 15:40:43 UTC
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But first your heart is spasming again, innit?

Better take your nitroglycerin pills, bypass boy, your arteries are
clogging up again...



BAXTURD's PETER METER

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__________________________________________________________________________
"At my age, I don't need balls. I'm done with the procreation stuff."
"I've been around pimps before (as a "slumlord")..."
Curt Portland
2017-07-26 15:41:00 UTC
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Your logic train is corrupt.
But first your heart is spasming again, innit?

Better take your nitroglycerin pills, bypass boy, your arteries are
clogging up again...



BAXTURD's PETER METER

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__________________________________________________________________________
"At my age, I don't need balls. I'm done with the procreation stuff."
"I've been around pimps before (as a "slumlord")..."
Curt Portland
2017-07-28 04:18:53 UTC
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I have never seen or even heard of
I just want YOU DEAD, TRAITOR:


I'm always reminded of YOUR very *special personal sentiments* regarding
the tragic terror attacks of 911, Bill:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Bill Shatzer wrote:

And over 4,000 Americans have paid with their lives for that little
adventure. Plus a half a trillion dollars in national treasure
You might compare that with the number of lives lost on 9-11. Or the
economic injury incurred from that event.

It would have been cheaper in both lives and money to just suffer
another 9-11 every six or seven years.

Peace and justice,
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


I think we can ALL do well to reflect on what kind of sick sociopath
would come up with those words in honor of 911...


Oh and let's add in your death threat against the President:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anyone else notice the similarities between Trump's attacks on the
"lying media" and "fake news" and the Nazi smear campaign against the
"Lugenpresse"?

You can, as they say, look it up.

This man must be stopped - peacefully if possible, otherwise if necessary.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


You'd best have some slick lawyering talk for secret Service when they
pay you a visit, Shitzie!
Curt Portland
2017-07-29 15:57:51 UTC
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Do you really think
But first your heart is spasming again, innit?

Better take your nitroglycerin pills, bypass boy, your arteries are
clogging up again...


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"At my age, I don't need balls. I'm done with the procreation stuff."
"I've been around pimps before (as a "slumlord")..."
Curt Portland
2017-08-01 16:23:59 UTC
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And how much public need is there for the public service channels that pretty much
nobody watches except those who get on that channel because of the regulation?
I have no idea what you might be referring to.
There are NO broadcast "public service channels"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-access_television
Billy's been having a real tough time getting caught in his lies lately...
Curt Portland
2017-08-03 15:50:41 UTC
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Help yourself to a suicide, you traitor.

I'm always reminded of YOUR very *special personal sentiments* regarding
the tragic terror attacks of 911, Bill:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Bill Shatzer wrote:

And over 4,000 Americans have paid with their lives for that little
adventure. Plus a half a trillion dollars in national treasure
You might compare that with the number of lives lost on 9-11. Or the
economic injury incurred from that event.

It would have been cheaper in both lives and money to just suffer
another 9-11 every six or seven years.

Peace and justice,
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


I think we can ALL do well to reflect on what kind of sick sociopath
would come up with those words in honor of 911...


Oh and let's add in your death threat against the President:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anyone else notice the similarities between Trump's attacks on the
"lying media" and "fake news" and the Nazi smear campaign against the
"Lugenpresse"?

You can, as they say, look it up.

This man must be stopped - peacefully if possible, otherwise if necessary.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


You'd best have some slick lawyering talk for secret Service when they
pay you a visit, Shitzie!

Curt Portland
2017-07-26 00:38:15 UTC
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Post by Baxter
Come back and discuss this rationally
But first your heart is spasming again, innit?

Better take your nitroglycerin pills, bypass boy, your arteries are
clogging up again...



BAXTURD's PETER METER

|=====|
| |
| 9 |
| | ,-%/%|
| 6 | _,-' \//%\
| | _,-' \%/|%
| 3 | / / ) __,-- /%\
| | \__/_,-'%(% ; %)%
| 0 | %\%, %\
|=====| '--%'
__________________________________________________________________________
"At my age, I don't need balls. I'm done with the procreation stuff."
"I've been around pimps before (as a "slumlord")..."
Al Czervik
2017-08-01 04:07:31 UTC
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