What makes this burdensome, crushing over-regulation even worse, however, is the near-pathological lying about it by the current Administration.
The most recent (and possibly the most egregious) example of this is detailed below.
It’s no secret that in the last 20 years, EVERY President has presided over an ever-increasing array of federal regulations. Some are fairly innocuous, while others have a MAJOR impact on the economy, businesses, and ultimately, US, as citizens.
In early 2011, President Obama signed Executive Order 13563, ‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review‘, which basically directed the heads of Executive Agencies to “identify and consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens”. It was a cornerstone piece of his 2011 State of the Union address.
Over the year that followed, however, the administration enacted at least 32 new MAJOR regulations. “Major” is defined as having a projected cost to the economy of at least $100 million dollars……EACH.