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Here Comes the Regulatory Flood
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 11/24/2012 2:51:20 PM

President Obama´s hyperactive regulators went on hiatus in 2011 to get through Election Day. Now with his second term secure, they´re about to make up for lost time and then some. The government defines "economically significant" rules as those that impose annual costs of $100 million or more, and the Bush, Clinton and Bush Administrations each ended up finalizing about 45 major rules per year. The average over Mr. Obama´s first two years was 63 but then plunged to 44 for 2011 and 2012 so far. The bureaucracies didn´t slow down. They merely postponed and built up a backlog that

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They have been holding these rules and regs until after the election. Now, kaboom!

The Journal goes on to say it would publish the estimated costs, but that there has been no "unified agenda" of regulations in development published by the Budget Office since 2011, in violation of laws and executive orders that require it be published every six months. The article discusses by category some costly regulations that are expected.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon, 11/24/2012 2:58:22 PM     (No. 9032123)

The Republican House holds the purse strings on all of this, and was elected specifically to put an end to out-of-control regulation and spending, yet time again signs off on every last expenditure. Why, it´s as if they´re on the same team (ssssh, someone might catch on).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/24/2012 3:09:43 PM     (No. 9032129)

Them as can, does; them as can´t, regulate.

Perhaps there has been a good, comprehensive, objective study of the dynamics, psychology, and consequences -intended and otherwise- of regulation, but I am unaware of it. There may even be a Theory of General Regulation and a Theory of Special Regulation, for all I know. There is ample material to study here. I wish scholars without (too much of) an axe to grind would enlighten us. We need to know as much as possible, for if there is one thing that is certain, it is that there are endless regulations ahead. Not just from Left wing radicals and collectivists, either. There are Republicans and conservatives who desire to regulate the behavior of others.

I think it must be a matter of temperament, perhaps genetics, brain structure, something like that. Some people itch to regulate others, while some people do not.

Those who crave to meddle in the affairs of others and pass laws to regulate their actions see themselves as fulfilling a duty to mankind, while others see them as intrusive busy-bodies sticking their noses into other people´s business and trying to control them. The problem is that they do not know what they are doing. They do not realize that regulations have all kinds of unintended consequences - and that the intended ones do not always function as desired. Very often they introduce corruption, cheating, hidden practices and networks designed to defeat them. Regulators do not seem to comprehend that human beings do not like to have their freedom of action constrained, especially when money, power or prestige is involved. They fight back. And since the people being regulated are almost always smarter and more motivated than those doing the regulating, the consequences are seldom good.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/24/2012 3:09:46 PM     (No. 9032130)

Don´t forget about the regs that all ´´public´´ swimming pools must have ADA compliant equipment by 01/31/13. That one was delayed when compliance was impossible last year. Part of the regs say that staff must be available to operate and maintain the equipment at all times, or the pool cannot be open otherwise.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/24/2012 3:17:40 PM     (No. 9032137)

@#1: Boehner has already stated Ocare is the law of the land. He`s also ready to fold on taxes. He talks tough but gives in when pushed. Expect the worst because that`s what we are going to get.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: leonardo, 11/24/2012 3:30:21 PM     (No. 9032150)

The tyranny enabled by duped-mob-democracy begins to show itself in earnest.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 11/24/2012 4:16:15 PM     (No. 9032213)

On Wednesday Obama Took the First Major Step in a Plan to Ban All Firearms in the United States. The Obama administration intends to force gun control and a complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the signing of international treaties with foreign nations. --Reuters

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/24/2012 5:57:40 PM     (No. 9032320)

I hear you #6.

Hey John Boehner. Grow a pair. Just tell ´em we ain´t got the dough. Go suck eggs.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/24/2012 10:06:33 PM     (No. 9032532)

The Fundamental Destruction of America, part II. Wonder what will remain for the Left to rule over in their typical power grab, unintended consequence manner.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Twiggy, 11/25/2012 1:31:59 AM     (No. 9032653)

When is this usurper going to be impeached?
Everything he does is against the constitution and we just sit by and watch him go on. Now he is going to stand up there in Jan. and again swear to uphold the constitution. How much more can we take?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ok state mom, 11/25/2012 2:18:39 AM     (No. 9032660)

#9 Not only will the One not be impeached, but I look for the big Moochie to make a run for the top job in 2016. We can then have 16 years of them.

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