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January 18, 2011

Look who wants to be president twice

Barack Obama: Toward a 21st-Century Regulatory System - WSJ.com
This order requires that federal agencies ensure that regulations protect our safety, health and environment while promoting economic growth. And it orders a government-wide review of the rules already on the books to remove outdated regulations that stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive.

He ends with "we can strike the right balance. We can make our economy stronger and more competitive, while meeting our fundamental responsibilities to one another." But forgets to append, "Suckers."

Posted by Vanderleun at January 18, 2011 10:43 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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“…while meeting our fundamental responsibilities to one another”

Responsibilities to one another? Gee, how the hell did we end up with so many regulations anyways? Bueller?

Ding, ding, ding. You are correct Sir. Those crazy Tea Baggers and all their big government ideas. ‘Cause it's in the constitution, which they have a fetish about, don’t ya’ know.

Posted by: tim at January 18, 2011 12:07 PM

They legislate fantasy
who consult not reality
And enforce calamity
While claiming higher morality

God save the Republic because
The Republicans can't save us.

Posted by: Jewel at January 18, 2011 12:21 PM

And of course, like most such, the proclamation's value is precisely null, except for people outside the Government who might be lulled by it.

The actual regulators will say to one another, "Ah, he's just saying that for the wingnuts. Carry on as you were." And that's what they'll do.


Posted by: Ric Locke at January 18, 2011 4:01 PM

I read that op-ed and my head almost exploded from the cognitive dissonance. Obama, who is about to innundate us with massive new regulations through Obamacare and Frank-Dodd, now presents himself as a centrist because he is going to ask his regulatory heads to review their regulations? The EPA is now regulating CO2, the FCC just did an anshluss on the internet, Ken Salazar is shutting down our domestic oil industry, and Obama is telling us he is now a business friendly centrist. It was like reading an op-ed from Kristin Davis on the benefits of virginity and chastity, or an essay from Carol Yager on diet tips.

Posted by: GW at January 18, 2011 6:07 PM

Sounds like someone is flailing about between what academia has said is true and what he encounters in the real world.

Politics is where the real world rubs up - hard - against theory.

Deliver, please.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at January 18, 2011 7:31 PM

In a revolutionary situation mistakes and failures are not what they seem. They are scaffolding. Error is not repealed. It is compounded by a longer law, by more decrees and regulations, by further extension of the administrative hand. When you have passed one miracle you have to pass another one to take care of it, so it was with the New Deal---
Garrett, 1939

Posted by: james wilson at January 18, 2011 7:48 PM

He only has to fool most of the people until 2012. And we already know that's his special talent.

Posted by: RedCarolina at January 19, 2011 9:49 AM

Ah, twice the screwing.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell,Galveston Texas at January 20, 2011 8:19 AM

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