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  • As Trump Unmuzzles the American Economy, Rosy Scenario Will Become Economic Reality

    02/25/2017 7:01:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/24/2017 | Larry Kudlow
    Virtually the whole world is beating up on the Trump administration for daring to predict that low marginal tax rates, regulatory rollbacks, and the repeal of Obamacare will generate 3 to 3.5 percent economic growth in the years ahead. In a CNBC interview last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held the line on this forecast. He also argued the need for dynamic budget scoring to capture the effects of faster growth. Good for him. But what’s so interesting about all the economic-growth naysaying today is that President Obama’s first budget forecast roughly eight years ago was much rosier than...
  • The Latest: Trump signs another order to reduce regulation

    02/24/2017 9:46:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    AP/KSL ^ | Feb 24th, 2017
    <p>12:25 p.m.</p> <p>President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order taking aim at government regulations.</p> <p>The president says the order will direct each federal agency to establish a regulatory reform task force. The task forces will then recommend which regulations they can simplify or eliminate.</p>
  • Trump goes hunting for 'job-killing regulations'

    02/24/2017 12:41:11 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 02/24/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Establishes task forces to seek out, eliminate nearly $1 trillion in Obama red tape After he already warned federal regulators to be prepared to eliminate two regulations for every new one they propose, President Trump on Friday launched a full-scale hunt to identify and remove unneeded federal rules and requirements that hinder business. Estimating that the 3,000 new regulations imposed on American business by the Obama administration have cost of $873 billion, Trump on Friday signed an executive order that calls on all executive agencies to form a task force to examine their regulations. He was flanked by about a...
  • “Protections” Is the New Liberal Word for Regulations

    Remember George Lakoff (rhymes with)? He was a wordsmith for Democrat Party. This goes back to the Clinton years, and this is a guy that had meetings with Democrats to tell them what words to use in public. “Protections” is the new word for “regulations.” Where they always used to talk about “regulations,” the Democrats are now supposed to talk about “protections.” Be it in housing, be it in any kind of business, be it environmental, it’s all now gonna be called “protections.” And right there it is (shuffling paper), in the New York Times: “President Trump appears on the...
  • Yellen defends Fed independence, banking regulations

    02/15/2017 2:28:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 4:00 PM EST | Martin Crutsinger
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central bank’s independence Wednesday from Republican lawmakers who are pushing for major changes in how the central bank operates and how regulators oversee the nation’s banking system. During a hearing that stretched over four hours, GOP lawmakers repeatedly challenged Yellen’s handling of the economy and her leadership in implementing the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, a measure that President Donald Trump and Republicans have vowed to overhaul. Republicans pointedly told Yellen that she should realize that changes are underway with Republicans in control of the White House and both the House and Senate. “After eight...
  • Trump and Congress can jumpstart improvements to interstate highways in Southern California

    02/15/2017 7:38:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | February 5, 2017 | Robert Poole
    President Trump has promised to eliminate regulations and rebuild the nation’s aging infrastructure. Federal agencies are awash with regulations and provisions based on the presumption that government is, and should be, the sole provider of infrastructure. But now that we understand the merits of public-private partnerships, which can provide more accountable public-purpose infrastructure, these numerous regulations and provisions serve as major obstacles preventing the improvement of highways and other infrastructure. Back in 1995, Reason Foundation published a policy study itemizing a number of these regulatory barriers. Sadly, most of them still exist today. If a state or municipal facility has...
  • Trump’s Push for Deregulation

    02/09/2017 6:17:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 9, 2017 | Scott S. Powell
    On day one President Trump surprised business leaders gathered at the White House, declaring U.S. regulations “out of control” and “in need of 75% or more reduction.” A week later, he boldly signed an executive order requiring repeal of two old rules for every new one that government agencies implement. The fact is that cutting regulations is as critical as tax relief in turning the U.S. economy around. The two are the holy grail to repatriate a large part of the $2.5 trillion in offshore corporate capital, stimulate domestic investment and create jobs -- all central to “making America great...
  • Congressional Republicans move to dismantle Obama rules

    02/01/2017 8:28:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2017 6:56 PM EST | Matthew Daly and Kevin Freking
    Moving to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s legacy on the environment and other issues, House Republicans approved a measure Wednesday that scuttles a regulation aimed at preventing coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams. Lawmakers also voted to rescind a separate rule requiring companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments relating to mining and drilling. Republicans said the votes were first in a series of actions to reverse years of what they see as excessive government regulation during Obama’s presidency. Rules on fracking, guns and federal contracting also are in the cross-hairs as the GOP moves to...
  • Libertarians cautiously hopeful Trump will reduce regulatory burden

    02/01/2017 11:55:53 AM PST · by snarkpup · 4 replies
    Libertarina Party Press Releases ^ | February 1, 2017 | Carla Howell
    Today Libertarians praised President Donald Trump’s goal of reducing federal government regulations by 75 percent and expressed hope that his plan to counter any new regulation with the elimination of two existing regulations serves to reduce the massive regulatory burden that Americans suffer under today. Libertarians caution that some regulations impose 100 times the burden that others do. So a two-for-one deal won’t necessarily result in a net reduction in red tape, bureaucratic obstruction, or needless government meddling in people’s lives.
  • Trump tells drug-company execs to drop prices, promises to cut regulations

    01/31/2017 10:29:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/31/17 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump told pharmaceutical executives Tuesday he wants lower drug prices, and he pledged that the government will speed up approval times for new medicines. “You folks have done a terrific job over the years, but we have to get prices down for a lot of reasons,” Mr. Trump said at the White House. “We have no choice. For Medicare, for Medicaid, we have to get the prices way down.” The president urged the executives around a conference table to bring back their manufacturing operations to the United States, promising to cut regulations and speed up the Food and Drug...
  • Report: Trump Halted $181 Billion in Regulatory Costs on First Day in Office

    01/31/2017 2:46:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump effectively halted nearly $200 billion worth of regulations, according to a new analysis.President Trump has taken aggressive action to curb regulations in his first week, promising to cut 75 percent or "maybe more," and signing an executive order Monday to cut two regulations from the books when every new rule is introduced.The first move came in the form of a memo to all federal agencies from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, freezing all recently finalized and pending regulations. The American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute, found the action resulted...
  • Trump signs executive order to slash regulations

    01/30/2017 10:13:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 30, 2017 | Ayesha Rascoe
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced. "This will be the biggest such act that our country has ever seen. There will be regulation, there will be control, but it will be normalized control," Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office, surrounded by a group of small business owners. Trump's latest executive action will prepare a process for the White House to set an annual cap on the cost of...
  • Trump signs “one-in, two-out” EO to reduce federal regulations

    01/30/2017 9:35:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    The new Trump administration will operate on a specific budget for new regulations, according to the executive order signed by Donald Trump this morning — and for 2017, the budget will be $0. The EO instructs federal agencies to eliminate two rules for every one they wish to add over the next four years, and Trump wants a focus on eliminating regulations that amount to rent-seeking for larger companies: MOMENTS AGO: President Trump signs new executive order cutting government regulations on small businesses https://t.co/8so2iQ5456 pic.twitter.com/STvXLfN3uh— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 30, 2017 “We want to end the unfairness between small...
  • Onalaska Angler Caught With 2,500 Panfish Pleads No Contest

    01/29/2017 9:06:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | Jan 25, 2017 | Anne Jungen
    An Onalaska angler caught with more than 2,500 panfish pleaded no contest Tuesday to four citations for exceeding possession limits. Stanley Paalksnis, 74, faces fines totaling $24,683, although prosecutors agreed to ask a La Crosse County Circuit judge impose a $10,000 fine, revoke his fishing privileges for 12 years and order Paalksnis forfeit his 15-foot boat seized by authorities. He will be sentenced at a later date. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wardens Nov. 4, 2015, on Lake Onalaska saw Paalksnis keep 47 bluegills, according to court records. The daily limit is 25. Pause Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time...
  • A GOP Regulatory Game Changer

    01/28/2017 8:46:51 AM PST · by weston · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/26/2017 | Kimberly Strassell
    Todd Gaziano on Wednesday stepped into a meeting of free-market attorneys, think tankers and Republican congressional staff to unveil a big idea. By the time he stepped out, he had reset Washington’s regulatory battle lines.
  • Overnight Regulation: House Republicans highlight top rules for rollback [Obama failed 2 follow CRA]

    01/27/2017 12:24:16 PM PST · by WENDLE · 32 replies
    The Hil ^ | January 25,2017 | BY TIM DEVANEY AND LYDIA WHEELER
    THE BIG STORY House Republicans unveiled their plan of attack against Obama-era regulations Wednesday, highlighting the top rules they plan to roll back. The Labor Department's blacklisting rule, Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) stream protection rule, Interior Department's methane emissions rule, a disclosure rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and an obscure gun regulation from the Social Security Administration (SSA) top the list of regulations Republicans are targeting. GOP lawmakers will turn to the Congressional Review Act to strike down these rules.
  • CRA: The "Regulatory Game Changer" That Could Wipe Out 8 Years Of Obama Regs In An Hour

    01/27/2017 6:23:20 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-27-2017 | Tyler Durden
    After a pompous, liberal agenda was crammed down the throats of the American people during his first two years in office, President Obama suffered staggering losses in Congress for the next six years that cost Democrats control of both houses. But, heavy Democrat losses, courtesy of an electorate that vehemently rejected a far-left agenda, didn't stop Obama from continuing to push through countless new rules and regulations from the White House all while pushing his authority to the brink of every Constitutional boundary known to man. Of course, the problem with "legislating from the White House" is that all those...
  • In Trump freeze, U.S. agencies delay rules affecting farm towns

    01/24/2017 1:28:05 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 24, 2017 | By Chris Prentice and Tom Polansek
    The Environmental Protection Agency will delay implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard and the Agriculture Department will pause rules affecting livestock as part of a freeze on regulations imposed by President Donald Trump's administration, trade groups said on Tuesday. The Trump administration put a hold on new regulations immediately after he was sworn in last week, leading to the delayed implementation of 30 EPA rules that were finalized in the last weeks of Barack Obama's presidency. At the USDA, "they put a regulatory freeze on everything that is in the pipeline," said Dave Warner, spokesman for the National Pork Producers...
  • Ford CEO Mark Fields ‘Excited’ for Donald Trump ‘Renaissance in American Manufacturing’

    01/24/2017 12:11:53 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 24, 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    “I think as an industry, we’re excited about working together with the president and his administration on tax policies, on regulation, and on trade to really create a renaissance in American manufacturing,” Fields told reporters after the meeting, according to the Detroit News. Fields also praised Trump’s decision to kill former President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, pointing out that it failed to address currency manipulation.
  • Obama jammed 1 year's worth of regulations in last 2 months

    01/23/2017 2:10:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/23/17 | Paul Bedard
    Former President Obama made good on his effort to tie President Trump's hands with new regulations, adding $157 billion in new rules from Election Day to Inauguration Day alone. A new report from American Action Forum, which charts regulations, said that the administration published a full year's worth of new rules in just two months. "Throughout 2016, the administration averaged roughly 45 rules per month, including final and proposed measures. Then in November 2016, the administration managed to produce 57 rulemakings, an increase, but not statistically significant. By December, however, the administration approved more regulations (99) in that month than...
  • Trump to company executives: We think we can cut regulations by 75 percent

    01/23/2017 7:09:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told leaders of companies ranging from defense manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp to sportswear apparel maker Under Armour Inc on Monday that he believed his administration could cut U.S. regulations governing companies by 75 percent or more. In a meeting with about 10 senior executives at the White House, Trump also reiterated his pledge to impose a hefty border tax on companies that want to import products to the United States after moving American manufacturing facilities abroad. But, he added, those that want to set up factories in the United States will see quick...
  • Trump tells business leaders he wants to cut regulations by 75% or 'maybe more'

    01/23/2017 7:06:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/23/17 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Donald Trump (C) leads a meeting with invited business leaders and members of his staff in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. Business leaders included Elon Musk of SpaceX, Wendell Weeks of Corning, Mark Sutton of International Paper, Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical, Alex Gorsky of Johnston & Johnson and others. Trump meets with CEOs and pledges to cut taxes 'massively' President Donald Trump on Monday told a range of business leaders that he believes his administration can cut regulations by 75 percent or "maybe more." At the White House with 10...
  • Trump White House tells agencies to halt regulations

    01/21/2017 9:58:50 PM PST · by catnipman · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    President Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, issued a memo Friday night telling federal agencies to not issue any more regulations. Hours after his boss was sworn into office, Priebus told the agencies not to send any regulation to the Federal Register until the rule is reviewed and approved by the new president's appointed agency head. Any rule that’s already been sent to the Office of the Federal Register but not yet published must be withdrawn, the order says. For rules that were published in the last 60 days, Priebus told agencies to publish a notice to delay the effective...
  • Obama Told Us ‘Elections Have Consequences.’ Here’s One Way to Reverse His Liberal Legacy.

    01/19/2017 12:33:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 17, 2017 | Senator Mike Lee
    “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.”These were the infamous words President Barack Obama used to scold congressional Republicans just three days after his inauguration in 2009, foreshadowing how he would approach policymaking for the next eight years.Rather than listening to and trying to work with Republicans, Obama governed through brute force—with his “pen and phone” more often than with the consent of Congress—guided by the dictates of his progressive ideology rather than the interests of the American people.In virtually every policy area—from health care and immigration to the deployment of American troops and the...
  • What Comes After Repeal? How to Fix American Health Care, Part 2

    01/16/2017 8:57:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jim DeMint
    Thursday, I laid out the case for why Obamacare should be repealed, instead of propped up and tinkered on by additional top-down, boardroom thinking. It’s clear that whatever replaces Obamacare must focus on quality and incremental local solutions, not one-size-fits-all government mandates.In this respect, the federal government’s biggest task for replacing Obamacare is to get out of the way and let state policymakers and health care providers innovate.First off, let’s get clear what Americans want: They’d like many choices of affordable health insurance plans that allow them to choose their doctors. They want to buy a plan when they are...
  • House passes bill targeting ‘midnight’ Obama regs

    01/08/2017 9:26:08 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2016 | By Lydia Wheeler
    The House on Thursday passed legislation that would allow Congress to overturn in a single vote any regulations finalized in the last days of the Obama administration. Despite Democratic opposition, the Midnight Rule Relief Act passed largely along party lines, by a 240-179 vote. The bill would amend the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to overturn many rules all at once by way of a resolution. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) urged his colleagues on the floor Thursday morning to pass the legislation and tell the American people that lawmakers heard them on Election Day loud and clear. “The American...
  • Manhattan culinary staple China Fun shutters, blaming government over-regulation(!)

    01/08/2017 7:11:07 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 1/8/2017 | Larry McShane
    For 25 years, China Fun was renowned for its peerless soup dumplings and piquant General Tso’s chicken. What left a bad taste in the mouths of its owners and loyal patrons was the restaurant’s sudden Jan. 3 closing, blamed by management on suffocating government demands. “The climate for small businesses like ours in New York have become such that it’s difficult to justify taking risks and running — nevermind starting — a legitimate mom-and-pop business,” read a letter posted by the owners in the restaurant’s front door. “The state and municipal governments, with their punishing rules and regulations, seems to...
  • House renews focus on curbing government regulations

    01/05/2017 5:45:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2017 8:37 PM EST | Kevin Freking
    The Republican-led House on Thursday approved a bill that would require congressional approval before any major regulation can take effect, a reflection of GOP frustration with what they consider onerous rules from eight years of the Obama administration. The House passed the measure overwhelmingly along party lines, 237-187. The vote is just one of several that GOP leaders are planning in the early days of the 115th Congress to overhaul how regulations are made and to repeal specific rules enacted during President Barack Obama’s final months in office. Supporters argued that excessive government regulations have led to higher prices for...
  • Putting An End To Obama's Economy-Destroying Regulatory Siege

    01/05/2017 4:27:12 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/4/2017 | Staff
    Regulation: As President Obama continues his bizarre last-minute regulatory siege without letup, Donald Trump has made it clear he'll undo most of the unneeded rules once he's in office. And Congress hopes to make it very easy for him to do. As he heads for the exits, Obama is engaged in a frenzy of regulation, intended to hamstring American businesses and reward green groups and unions. But while the pace has picked up recently, it's really nothing new. As Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner has noted, Obama's "lame duck administration poured on thousands more new regulations in 2016 at...
  • GOP introduces “Midnight Rules” bill to counter Obama regs … again

    01/04/2017 3:44:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/04/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Congressional pushback against excessive regulation is long overdue. That’s not the fault of Republicans, who have repeatedly pushed for laws that give greater legislative oversight since taking control of the House in 2011, only to be thwarted by Barack Obama and Democrats. Fresh off of another round of executive actions, Kerry Picket reports that Darrell Issa has reintroduced legislation that will allow Congress to block lame-duck regulation sprees in toto: Republicans have put forward a plan to stop Obama administration’s last minute regulations Tuesday. These “midnight regulations” published after the 2016 presidential election could cost the American taxpayer over...
  • House passes bill to overturn midnight regulations en masse

    01/04/2017 2:18:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 4, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    Legislation to allow Congress to repeal in a single vote any rule finalized in the last 60 days of the Obama administration sailed through the House Wednesday, the second time in less than two months. The GOP-backed Midnight Rule Relief Act, which passed the previous Congress in November, was approved largely along party lines by a vote of 238-184 on the second day of the new Congress, despite Democratic opposition. If passed by the Senate and signed by President-elect Donald Trump, the legislation would amend the Congressional Review Act to allow lawmakers to bundle together multiple rules and overturn them...
  • Licensing Lobbyists Say Rolling Back Interior Designer Rules Will Cost Lives

    01/03/2017 12:58:30 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/23/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    Florida is one of just a handful of states that require a state license to become an interior designer. The law requires six years of education and hundreds of dollars being paid to the state. But the law provides no public benefit and lawmakers are trying to repeal it. However, the people who benefit from teaching those mandated classes and the practitioners who benefit from locking out their competition are not happy. In fact, 90 people showed up to argue the state should keep the regulations. Amazingly, supporters of this anticompetitive regulation argue that eliminating the license will lead to...
  • It’s Still a Mad, Mad California: Coastal elites set rules for others and exempt themselves

    01/03/2017 8:32:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/03/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    One reason for the emergence of outsider Donald Trump is the old outrage that elites seldom experience the consequences of their own ideologically driven agendas. Hypocrisy, when coupled with sanctimoniousness, grates people like few other human transgressions: Barack Obama opposing charter schools for the inner city as he puts his own children in Washington’s toniest prep schools, or Bay Area greens suing to stop contracted irrigation water from Sierra reservoirs, even as they count on the Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy project to deliver crystal-clear mountain water to their San Francisco taps. The American progressive elite relies on its influence, education, money,...
  • Trump press secretary Sean Spicer: Trump to repeal ‘a lot’ of Obama’s regulations on day one

    01/02/2017 11:28:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/17 | Robert Laurie
    The looks on the hosts faces... Things are about to change. In a little over 17 days Obama will be gone, Trump will be in office, and CNN’s nightmare scenario will begin. On the first day of the new administration, the government will get smaller. We don’t know to what degree it will shrink but, thanks to incoming Press Secretary Sean Spicer, we do know that a raft of Obama’s regulations will be eliminated on day one.
  • Trump's team draws target on federal regulations

    12/31/2016 10:45:22 AM PST · by ducttape45 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/2016 | Tim Devaney
    President-elect Donald Trump is stocking his administration with businessmen and regulatory reformers who are intent on cutting through what they see as red tape from Washington. Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor, will oversee the Trump administration’s regulatory reform efforts. He will be joined by several other Wall Street investors and corporate executives who have first-hand experience dealing with government rules. Here are six figures in the Trump administration poised to have an outsized role in scaling back regulations. Regulatory adviser Carl Icahn Trump created a new position in the White House for the billionaire investor to serve as a “special...
  • It's Time to Rein in Regulators

    12/31/2016 8:43:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2016 | Phil Kerpen
    I've written a book chapter and a lot of columns over the years on the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act ---- a profoundly simple, powerful bill that would require regulators and bureaucrats to get their most expensive rules approved by Congress before they could take effect ---- and we've never been closer to seeing it signed into law. The House is planning to take it up as one of the first orders of business in the new 115th Congress, and it is expected to pass, as it has in the House each of the last...
  • Manufacturers Say Get Turnaround Started At Labor Dept: Confirm President-elect Trump’s Nominee

    12/30/2016 12:48:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Shop Floor ^ | December 30, 2016 | Rosario Palmieri, vice president, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
    Manufacturers can’t wait for Inauguration Day. Like the first hours of New Year’s Day and baseball’s Opening Day, anything feels possible. And when you’ve been battling eight years of volatility and policy uncertainty in the rules governing the workplace, a new way forward is exactly what we need—to help American workers and families with more jobs and higher pay. A recent National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) study calculated the cost of recent labor regulations to the economy to be $85 billion, more than 400 million hours of paperwork and up to 155,000 jobs lost over the next 10 years. That’s...
  • Morici: 'Smarter' Trump Needs Time to Undo 8 Years of Obama Damage

    12/30/2016 9:31:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 29, 2016 | F. McGuire
    Peter Morici, economist at the University of Maryland, tells Newsmax TV that although President-elect Donald Trump is much smarter than Barack Obama, it will take some time to undo all of the regulatory damage the outgoing command-in-chief has imposed on America during the last eight years. "I have no doubt that Mr. Trump's a heck of a lot smarter than Barack Obama but Barack Obama had eight years to do this damage so it's going to take a lot of time to undo it," Morici told Bill Tucker on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "Executive orders can generally be reversed but...
  • OBAMA’S MIDNIGHT REGULATION EXPRESS

    12/28/2016 1:01:41 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/28/16 | Kimberly A. Strassel
    God knows the extent of the damage Barack Hussein intends to inflict upon the United States and the American people during his final weeks in office. But the hyper-arrogant left will undoubtedly take delight in his every abomination. The goal is to issue more rules than the new administration could ever repeal. By Kimberly A. Strassel Perhaps nothing has more underlined the Obama arrogance than his final flurry of midnight regulations. With each new proposed rule or executive order, Mr. Obama is spitefully mocking the nation that just told him “enough.” The technical definition of a midnight regulation is one...
  • Want to know why US businesses are losing? Ask the World Bank

    12/26/2016 2:40:49 PM PST · by 198ml · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/26/16 | John Gray
    On Monday, Bret Stephens wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal called “Doomed to Stagnate.” The article was predicated on a little-known annual survey by the World Bank known as “Doing Business,” a document that ranks the business climate of nearly every nation around the world. Most Americans might expect the largest capitalist economy in the world, the United States, to lead the pack — but they’d be wrong. In fact, most Americans might be surprised to learn that not only are we not on top, but we have become less economically competitive in the world since Obama took...
  • Obama shock: Another $6 billion in 'midnight regulations'

    12/21/2016 4:04:06 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama, who this week has issued a flurry of environmental rules, is planning to unleash another set of "midnight regulations" right before he leaves office that will cost Americans $6 billion. Obama has already broken all past records on creating federal regulations and red tape, and his new adds will boost the overall price tag to over $1 trillion. The new regulations, according to the watchdog group American Action Forum, include four from the Environmental Protection Agency and one from Interior. "These five measures alone could impose $5.1 billion in costs and more than 350,000 paperwork burden hours. In...
  • Democrats are intimidated by Trump’s Cabinet of successful superstars

    12/23/2016 1:00:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | December 22, 2016 | Ed Rogers
    President-elect Donald Trump is getting his share of criticism for appointing effective, wealthy business executives and leaders from the private sector to his Cabinet. Democrats would have you believe that people who have been magnificently financially profitable in America are somehow disqualified from helping shape American policy. But here’s a different way of looking at the Cabinet Trump has assembled: This may be the most successful group of people brought together to serve a common purpose in Washington in at least the last 50 years. The list of those willing to bring their expertise to the aid of their country...
  • Can Trump Undo Obama's Last-Minute, Job-Killing Regulations?

    12/22/2016 2:58:46 AM PST · by expat_panama · 32 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Dec. 21, 2016 5:44 PM ET | Editorial
    Fixing The Economy: It's been widely reported, both here and elsewhere, that President Obama is now engaged in a dramatic, last-minute regulatory binge that will require the efforts of both incoming President-elect Donald Trump and Congress to undo. What hasn't been reported is the cost: As Trump might say, it's yuuuge. It's funny how such things as the actual costs of new rules get lost in the shuffle. But those costs are significant... ...At 80,000 pages and growing, the Federal Register, the government's regulatory bible, has become a bewildering maze of rules, requirements and impositions on business that require accountants...
  • Trump to Name Carl Icahn as Adviser on Regulatory Overhaul

    12/21/2016 1:29:11 PM PST · by RayofHope · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/21/2016 | DAVID BENOIT
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is expected to be named special adviser to the president on overhauling federal regulations, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Icahn, who has spent the past four decades battling big companies as an activist investor, already has been wielding influence in President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. He is playing a central role in selecting the next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the people said. Interested candidates have reached out to him, and he is interviewing others at the request of Mr. Trump, the people said.
  • Four Obama regulations Trump can undo right away ( EPA and )

    12/21/2016 1:08:49 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/20/16 | BONNER COHEN
    President-elect Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington struck a chord with millions of Americans ... Clean Power Plan: After failing to pass cap-and-trade legislation through Congress, Obama had his political appointees at the EPA slap coal-fired power plants with greenhouse-gas-emission limits they knew the industry couldn't meet ... In doing so, EPA usurped the states' role in regulating electricity markets within their boundaries, and even commandeered the states to enforce its new policy. ... Paris Climate Change Agreement .. entails a substantial transfer of wealth from American taxpayers into the waiting hands of Third World potentates ... Waters...
  • Trump Versus The Green Blob: The Battle That Will Define His Presidency

    12/19/2016 8:58:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 19, 2016 | James Delingpole
    2016 will go down in history as the year when the world finally saw sense. Nowhere will this be more apparent than in America’s bold and brilliant decision to elect Donald Trump who, in my view, is set fair to be one of the truly great U.S. presidents. I realise that this isn’t obvious to some people—even those who claim to be on the conservative side of the political argument. But after a recent trip to D.C. for some private briefings, both with his transition teams and with key members of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, I came away more confident...
  • Obama rushes out 11th-hour regulations targeting coal mining

    12/19/2016 6:52:07 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    At virtually the last possible moment, the Obama administration on Monday rolled out new regulations making it even more difficult and more costly to mine coal in the U.S., a final shot against the already beleaguered coal industry as the president leaves office. The Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule will go into effect 30 after its official release and publication in the federal register, meaning it likely will be implemented Jan. 19 — one day before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Mr. Trump has vowed to undo much of his predecessor’s environmental regulations, including rules that target coal mining. The...
  • Obama environmental legacy at stake as GOP, industry align

    12/15/2016 3:05:11 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 12/15/16, | Matthew Brown
    The Obama administration will leave behind a host of disputed recent actions and unfinished business on the environment — from shelved energy leases and blocked mining projects to pollution restrictions and decisions on hundreds of potentially imperiled species.
  • Surgeon General's Attacks On E-Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health

    12/15/2016 5:14:26 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/14/2016 | Staff
    Safety: Shortly after the Surgeon General denounced e-cigarettes as a terrible public health threat to young people, a national survey showed that his fears are misguided, and his proposed "remedies" could cause more harm than good. The definitive Monitoring the Future survey found that "vaping" rates among teenagers dropped sharply between 2015 — the first year the survey asked about e-cigarette use — and last year. The share of high school seniors who reported vaping in the previous month, for example, went from 16.3% to 12.5%. At the same time, smoking rates among teens continue to fall. Just 10% of...
  • OBAMA’S 25 “MIDNIGHT” REGULATIONS COST $44.1 BILLION

    12/08/2016 2:06:52 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Minutemen News ^ | December 8, 2016
    Is it any wonder the economy is flailing and the job market is down?   People and businesses are saddled under the financial burden of all these regulations!The Washington Free Beacon reports – The Obama administration has put forth 25 so-called “midnight” regulations, which will cost the economy $44.1 billion, according to a report from the American Action Forum.Midnight regulations are rules that are published after Election Day and before the next president is inaugurated in January 2017. Earlier this year, the administration estimated that there would be $5.2 billion in regulatory costs incurred during that time.The $44.1 billion in regulatory...