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Comparing Presidents by Average Number of Regulations Issued per Year

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 1:42 AM
For all you people over thirty, I have a question. Do you have happy memories of the Clinton years? Was life pretty good in those days? Was there a series of national crisees that screamed for the passage of an average of 15 thousand new regulations, rules or restrictions PER YEAR, from there to eternity? Were there really that many loose ends at that time to tie up with NEW Regulaations? Then just why did we get them? Here are some possibilities: 1) New things invented not falling into existing catagories. 2) Old regs that were outdated. 3) To provide more public sector jobs to monitor compliance. 4) To grow the various departments providing promotions and larger budgets. 5) Control! Like the guy who made the anti Moslem video,
Blair31 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 11:08 AM
I remember the Clinton years. However, I have happy memories of the Reagan years. Reagan inherited
an economy that was worse than the Obama economy. He cut taxes and we got more jobs and the economy boomed. The same thing happened with George W. Bush.
Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 1:31 PM
SImply untrue. But don't let that bother you.
Greg1084 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 5:54 PM
No. It's true, idiot. I lived through the Carter years. The combination of unemployment, inflation, and interest rates had an even worse effect on the economy than what we see now. The difference then was that we didn't have as much crippling debt, and the government wasn't eating up as much of the GDP as it is today, and Reagan was right around the corner.
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 1:57 AM
I am cynical. I think the purpose is mostly the growth of the bureauracy, Democrat voting base and union dues! Of course when there are so many laws and regulations, people are constantly violating some of them and the authorities can come and get you at any time! There is the case of the guy who made the Video dissing Mohammad.

And, as for laws, can anyone name one other person who was ever charged under the Linda Tripp Law EXCEPT LINDA TRIPP? Think hard! Now wasn't that convenient when they needed it?

Doesn't a country that SELECTIVELY enforces laws qualify as a Banana Republic?

We decided to revisit the Mercatus Center's RegData database, this time to compare recent U.S. Presidents. Although the database only goes back to 1997 and covers the period through 2010, that's enough to span at least a portion of the terms of three Presidents: Bill Clinton (3 years), George W. Bush (8 years) and Barack Obama (2 years). The chart below shows what we found when we calculated the average number of new rules, regulations and restrictions imposed upon Americans per year by each President:

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