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America’s Over Regulated Society

Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 13, 2012

Leftists often blame the ills of American society on lack of regulation.  However, fax do not support this assertion.

The federal government publishes some remarkable figures concerning the number of regulations as included on reguations.gov website.  For Tuesday, November 13 alone, the government published 77 new regulations.  In addition, in the past 90 days nearly 5,900 new regulations were posted.  That equals a rate of over 23,000 for the year.  This incredible number is of little surprise given that government bureaucrats are paid to make regulations.  In addition, politicians use the power of government regulations to reward or punish constituents and adversaries.

Typical Obama, when confronted with the problems these regulations cause, he offers rhetoric without substantive action.  On February 7, 2011, Obama promised the US Chamber of Commerce that he would address the issue stating:  “I’ve ordered a government-wide review, and if there are rules on the books that are needlessly stifling job creation and economic growth, we will fix them,” as indicated in the video below.

The sheer volume of regulations in America make it nearly impossible for businesses to succeed. This is a significant reason behind American manufacturers moving production outside the United States.  While some regulations benefit society, many are counterproductive.  However, logic concerning regulations is perverted by an out-of-control government, special interests and deficit spending.  Only by limiting Federal powers and forcing the government to balance the budget can sanity he brought back to regulatory powers.

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