Obama Yesterday: “Don’t Believe Everything You Hear”

News out today: True. Because it’s worse than you could ever imagine. Since he’s a lying sack o’ shit and you’re doomed anyway, why scare the crap out of yourself any more than you have to?

Regulatory Agencies Staffing Up

If the federal government’s regulatory operation were a business, it would be one of the 50 biggest in the country in terms of revenues, and the third largest in terms of employees, with more people working for it than McDonald’s, Ford, Disney and Boeing combined.

Under President Obama, while the economy is struggling to grow and create jobs, the federal regulatory business is booming.

The Obama administration imposed 75 new major rules in its first 26 months, costing the private sector more than $40 billion, according to a Heritage Foundation study. “No other president has imposed as high a number or cost in a comparable time period,” noted the study’s author, James Gattuso.

The number of pages in the Federal Register — where all new rules must be published and which serves as proxy of regulatory activity — jumped 18% in 2010.

This July, regulators imposed a total of 379 new rules that will cost more than $9.5 billion, according to an analysis by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.

And much more is on the way. The Federal Register notes that more than 4,200 regulations are in the pipeline. That doesn’t count impending clean air rules from the EPA, new derivative rules, or the FCC’s net neutrality rule. Nor does that include recently announced fuel economy mandates or eventual ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank regulations.

I’ll take my doom cocktail on the rocks, please, like our economy, freedom and private industry under this most transparent of Presidents.

UPDATE: Apparently some fool Politico reporter took the Present’s advice to Farmer John and…oh, Dear God…called the USDA all by his loneself?!?!?!?

Obama’s unhelpful advice

Ho, boy. He’s young…starry eyed…doesn’t know not to go in without back-up…

7 Responses to “Obama Yesterday: “Don’t Believe Everything You Hear””

  1. aelfheld says:

    Now we know where they got their ‘jobs created or saved’ figures.

  2. JeffS says:

    Those aren’t “jobs”, aelfheld. They’re a different form of entitlements.

  3. Yojimbo says:

    And this is just the end of the beginning, as they say. ObamaCare will trump all those going away. That law was over 2,000 pages of new agencies , commissions and a blank slate for HHS to do whatever it wants. During the debate I remember talk radio pounding on the fact that the British “Health” Service is the world’s third largest employer. And you just know these cowards grossly underestimated the number of employees needed for all of this. That is what they do.

    I think I read the other day that teenage unemployment in the DC area is around 50%. The irony of that isn’t lost on even the non-astute among us. Yes, that would be me, but I digress.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, a really bad shooting at the Egypt-Israeli border today. Obama’s Arab Spring has its first “dividend”. My God, what has this country unleashed on the world?

  4. JeffS says:

    Sadly, the experience of that young reporter is not unique. It happens at my organization all the time; before a mandated name change*, we routinely got calls from the public, and I went out of my way to understand their questions before answering it, or advising them I could NOT answer it, and why. I then found out WHO they should talk to. Took a lot work, but I felt that people deserved an answer when they took the time to call.

    HOWEVER……on occasion, I would get a referral from another office in the building, and that caller was invariably outraged after being bucked around several offices, sometimes quite rudely. Their experiences were similar to that young reporters. A couple of times, complaints were made to the executive office, who “investigated” the matter, and couldn’t figure out what the problem was, let alone the solution.

    Out of simple self-preservation, I never told ANYONE (not even my boss) these observations. Because we would have become the public information number for the entire organization, and I wasn’t going to do that for a bunch of lazy, unappreciative governmentally employed slobs.

    Simply put, this is bureaucratic indifference; there’s no motivation, beyond professionalism (haw!). If a goobermint employee could be fined a set fee for each time they pulled this sort of stunt, we’d see a lot less of this crap.

    *: The change was to “better describe our mission”, believe it or not. Oddly enough, the public calls have virtually ceased, save by an obscure link on the INTERNET.

  5. Jim - PRS says:

    To make matters worse, new federal regulations often (invariably, really) spawn new state regulations (and new regulators), so as to be consistent with state rules. Governing by regulation will be the death of this country.

  6. Jim - PRS says:

    I meant, “… so as to be consistent with FEDERAL rules”.

  7. Michael Lonie says:

    On January 21, 2013, the new GOP president (whosoever that person may be) should cancel every Federal regulation in existence. Then the president should send every Federal regulator home on full pay (it will be cheaper to do that than to leave them in their offices thinking up mischief to inflict on the public). After three years of not being employed we can fire them all. If necessry, the Republican congress can pass a law on the matter during the spring of 2013.

    This scenario assumes, of course, that the voters have wised up and will vote a GOP sweep in 2012, and that the Packs have wised up and will act sensibly when in office for once. Those, I know, are two very large assumptions.

    This scenario will have a greter chance of success in a Palin presidency.

    Hey, a guy can dream can’t he?

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