Pres. Trump: For Every New Regulation, The Administration Has Killed 22 of Them

December 14, 2017
OAN Newsroom

President Trump touts his administration’s advanced progress on deregulation, saying for every one new regulation — 22 are eliminated.

From the White House Thursday, the president said this will allow the U.S. to build and create more jobs.

President Trump said checking on unlawful regulations means “defending Democracy” and “draining the swamp.”

In a symbolic “cutting of red tape,” the president compared a short stack of papers representing regulations from the 1960’s to that of a tall stack of papers symbolizing today’s regulations.

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on federal regulations in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. “Let’s cut the red tape, let’s set free our dreams,” Trump said as he symbolically cut a ribbon on stacks of paper representing the size of the regulatory code. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

He said the goal is to get the stack of regulations smaller than that of the 60’s.

President Trump challenged his staff to cut every outdated unlawful regulation they can find.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders praises the president’s efforts to cut federal red tape and roll back regulations.

During today’s press briefing, Sanders said President Trump has made good on his promise to remove two government regulations for every new one created.

She claims because of that directive to the Office of Management and Budget, the economy has seen tremendous growth while businesses and job creation are flourishing.

  • david the american

    drain the swamp and erase the traitor and impostor american obama forever

  • weasel1886

    I see where Trump wants to allow employers to steal employee tips

    • Rufus Firefly

      And he wants to let McDonald’s say that McDonald’s workers are not their employees, even though they set the work conditions.

  • Andrew Moore8

    Tremendous growth and job creation means the libtard are going to have to get off their fat azzsses and go get a job.

  • MJABRTDK

    Drain the SWAMP President Trump.

  • Varangian Guard

    When both Putin and Donald Trump have left this world….the progressives will have a party because they will claim THAT is their proof of collaboration between the two. Not until then however, that means heads will continue to explode, fake news will continue to bubble to the surface, and anything accomplished in this administration will continue to go unnoticed in the Lame Stream Media.

    • nfcapitalist

      And where are our untouchables… is the obvious this hard to understand or are the 17 intelligence agencies complicit in conspiring to support the progressive political bent policies?

      Where are the interviews of OIG Charles McCullough who was threatened by Director James Clapper and Diane Feinstein for exposing a squashed investigation of Uranium One?

      Who could’ve seen the FBI going the way of the Chicago PD… corruption on the 7 th floor of the Hoover Building but… that’s just so yesterday.

    • Rufus Firefly

      Please cite just one time, just ONE, that he criticized or insulted Putin. Then tell me how many times he has criticized or insulted our allies, POWs, native Americans, black Americans, Hispanics, other Republicans, women, American institutions, his own Cabinet, etc ad infinitem

      • Varangian Guard

        Go back to your little progressive box. Your request for information is denied. You don’t like the POTUS or how business is running LEAVE. No one wants you here except your progressive talking heads and that is for your money and your vote.
        You are critical of how the administration communicates yet the progressives are the largest source of paid disinformation. Their greasy fingerprints are all over the surface of a crime committed by one of the dirtiest social engineering administrations in history. The stock market is soaring, regulations are flushing, unemployment is dropping and you have become as irrelevant as Franken ever was. He never passed a bill his entire short career.

        • Rufus Firefly

          You’re right. There is no evidence that Trump has ever criticized or insulted Putin.

  • KMA

    Most of know that regulations and laws are designed to control the population,
    To pay ($) tribute to the government.
    Paraphrasing the “X” pres….you didn’t build your business the government gave it to You!

    If you know how to navigate these infringements you can succeed, but at what cost…. dignity, integrity, honor, pride or security? What has it cost us?

    I’ll tell you FREEDOM!

    • nfcapitalist

      “Is it bribery or extortion when businessmen must pay politicians to complete a project?” Ayn Rand

      • KMA

        IMO yes!
        I’ve been a EC for 40 years and regulations in my business are out of control.
        How safe is safe?
        Nothing is perfect, there’s always some jackass looking to make buck.
        Systems I’ve installed 35 years ago are still safe,but I couldn’t do the same installation today!

        • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

          How thick is the NEC book these days? I took a gander at it 20 or so years ago while working in a motor rewind shop.
          Back then I was happy to only have to worry about UL and NEMA for what I did because the NEC was like dictionary thick.

          • KMA

            Hasn’t reached a 1000 pgs. “Yet”,but their trying!

    • Rufus Firefly

      You’re paraphrase is a completely inaccurate distortion.

  • mynorthernteam

    Thanks OAN for getting the word out.
    There are many achievements the Trump administration is doing that are not being told to our people.
    If the MSM followed OAN’s example America would be better off.

    • Rufus Firefly

      Nuremberg rallies come to mind

  • Art Vandelay

    Fake news from an obvious garbage news organization.

  • David Carney

    President Trump touts his administration’s advanced progress on deregulation, saying for every one new regulation — 22 are eliminated. Should read, every new regulation, 2 are eliminated!

  • Jesse

    The big stack (Now stack) looks like a lot more than 9.25x the amount of the smaller (1960 stack).

    • nfcapitalist

      If America really wanted to pay off the national debt they should set up a booth at LBJ’s gravesite where Vietnam Vets could XXXX on his grave for a very small fee… to be fair, Nixon’s grave should be given likewise treatment… this would be worth the air fair, my bucket list.

  • Stephen Miller’s Nanny is Back

    Congratulations Judge Moore, now you’ll have more time to molest little girls while Doug Jones heads to the Senate!!!

  • Al Lejdly

    Mr. President, save all that paper to wipe the last remaining remnants of the swamp, the sludge is thick at the bottom. Maybe hold off on some of the EPA regs until the swamp is properly disposed of.

  • Al Lejdly

    Where the fox hat?

    • Uncle Rico

      Obozo is probably wearing it

  • SaidNO2Liberalism

    The executive branch of government has the Constitutional power to dissolve a tainted investigation that was based on a fabricated document

    • Stephen Miller’s Nanny is Back

      We’re getting closer to the impeachment trial every day. Almost too late to stop this train wreck, Trump is toast.

      • SaidNO2Liberalism

        Nice try loon. We won. You lost. Again!

        • nfcapitalist

          Impeachment… it’s all they’ve got… can’t find anything in two years of digging for dirt so the MSM openly lie.

          Interesting how the News Media is now looked upon with contempt.

    • nfcapitalist

      Expose it all… dig them out and watch them lie… I mean cry.

    • Rufus Firefly

      Too bad there isn’t one.

  • I like the progress. Let’s hope the net neutrality just voted on is not a step back.

    • Stephen Miller’s Nanny is Back

      It’s a huge win for Big Tech. And you’ll be paying for it. Thanks for your contribution to Silicon Valley. BTW, why did Trump side with us and not with you guys who voted for him?

      • NovVoter

        It’s not over yet.

      • I. Forgot 3

        Your spin is failing. You really should stop whining about your President. He will be working for us for another 7 years.

    • I. Forgot 3

      It’s not. It only puts things the way they were before Obama had the lousy rule put in place. The way it was back then was just fine.

  • PatrickJ

    Best thing to come of this evening’s conversation, is that we exposed the weasel for what he is. Actually for a weasel, he’s very careful who he talks to. Several here who he won’t talk to at all. What a wimp. If the Weasel is what we have to look forward to, I don’t think we really have anything to worry about.

    What a sick puppy. Having said that, if he’s the best that they can throw out there, the rest is a walk in the park.

    • nfcapitalist

      Who the he)) is “he?”

      Put a name on your subject bc there are too many weasels to try guessing what you’re talking about.

  • Tim maher

    Oh my gosh. How will liberals survive without government regulations telling them when, where and how to poop.

    • Al Lejdly

      And when they’ve exceeded their maximum toilet paper allotment.

  • JL Ziegler

    Impressive! Trump, America is so lucky you are President.

    • Rufus Firefly

      So you are a contrarian?

  • wannano

    Amazing accomplishments. North of 49th is badly in need of this. Help!

  • BillVA

    In other words, Trump is making himself a target of The Swamp.

  • nfcapitalist

    Where is the story on the FBI DOJ going ROGUE???

    Powder puff stories… seems more like FOX comments boards every day… great TV stories but whoever runs or manages the comments boards are clearly not up to the task.

  • nfcapitalist

    Al Motter Democratic strategist on Tucker right now was asked why Flynn gets charged but Hillary doesn’t says… it happens all the time and that shouldn’t affect out trust in the FBI or DOJ…lmao!!!!

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  • On everything Trump can do on his own he’s doing great. It’s when he has to rely on congress that things fall apart.

  • …remain calm and return fire

    Mr. Trump! Tear down that wall of regulations!

  • Scott

    With all the lawyers working so hard to write regulation only lawyers can deal with from DC the state regulators must FEEl left out of the game. State should shut down all the people for regulations given the Federal government make the useless. States should regulate them self NOT DC government. Its about keeping lawyers working and law school full for they are Democrat.

    • nfcapitalist

      Lawyers and politicians… Ayn Rand wrote this;

      “Is it bribery or extortion when a businessman must pay politicians to get a project finished?”

      • Scott

        One can see as extortion, Bribery to keep your business from being taken over or out by the State. One time Business was done off reputation of the people for trust but today it by lawyers and your reputation is meaningless to them.

        As Big as Government is and regulations rule what you can and cannot do playing off regulators is much and have pay for lobbyist to get to Political leader. You have to give money to political people for them to listen to you given todays government in the NAME of Global Warming (which is form of communism) want to regulate everything to Government standards. IF you cannot influence these standards you will be for other will contribute for them to list.

        With all the laws, but from one law question is how many regulations then legal problems after that. Reality is pay off is must and who can pay of best gets more DC people to list to you. Example is the Russian Uranium One deal where they give over 300 million in DC to get 9 department and the President to sign off of selling so much uranium to Russian. For price they will sell if NO one is watching and Media was just paid off as will. You only have talk to few people and media is fine with the deal.

        Its the country we live in now run by Democrats.

        • nfcapitalist

          Scott, I hope you don’t mind me asking but English does not appear to be your native language and although I agree with you can’t help wondering if you aren’t the enemy just stirring the pot… stirring my country’s pot.

          • Scott

            Thank you for your comment. Pointing our truth is not trying to stirrer the pot but you see why President Trump is such a threat to political elites in DC for all the town is Democrat and he is Business man with NO government ties and political government connections. Today they are use to telling Business what they can do or not do through regulations.

            The fact that Russian spent OVER 300 million to get the Uranium One deal through all 9 departments and the President believing they could covering up from the public which only benefited DC elites like lobbyist. With Hillary as President it was sure thing by all the polls and media and the cover up is complete.

            Liberals thought the country wanted a Democratic WOMEN as President so the swamp was safe. The President to the Democrat Swamp is a real threat to all the corruption over the last 8 years and on and he has to go that is what they are doing politically through the FBI fake investigation.

            Fact the FBI, CIA and the DOJ as will as the IRS are all political for the Democrats for anyone that dose not fit their ideas was repress by these agencies. Congress Democrats cover up the IRS investigation and DOJ would not get special counsel for it. IG did not produce any criminal charges yet there was some.

          • nfcapitalist

            So who are you… are you American or what… because you don’t have a command of Americanese, if you don’t mind me saying so… you sound Chinese?

          • Scott

            Thank you for I do not know what sounding like a Chinese is but China is the NEW World power thanks to Democrats and Obama for he really help to make American weak and Chinese because of Democrats is the NEW world power. I just want fit in for they own American now.

            They hold so much of American Debt in the trillions of dollars and they own so much property in the US as will. In Colleges and Universities like Stanford they are teaching Americans to fit in with their Chinese thinking of government. The Democrats and Chinese may work together for they both want to control everything and both use regulations.

            The interest they are making on are debt is feeding their army which is the largest in the world. Thanks to Democrats trade deals and their intelligence to see a good deal they have the largest economy where it matters and American is going down hill directed by Democrats.

            We are so weak because of liberals in this country for Chinese Army do not even have to attack us thanks to Democrats open borders for their is NO borders. Democrats made it so ease for the Chinese army to walk across the border and Democrats will say welcome and give them free lunch. Democrats will call them illegals the future citizens of American.

            I do understand Marxism and Democrats are that. Just look at he Health care insurance they called Obama Care base base lies comes from Marxist countries and fails over time like in Russia. Then look at Calif a pure Democrat state for its one party Democrat state and another communist idea they want to run peoples health care.

            You better learn Chinese for they are the new power and growing in influence and we cannot fight them for the new generation has been taught to hate this country by Democrat teachers. They will open the door for China if they make them FEEL safe and these people will give over liberty to the new power to feel good and safe. China just have say they will make a safe space for them.

            That is the American we have created by Liberals, Democrats in power and the legal and education system. We are weak base on debt and NO American purpose for the young to fight for. The Democrat media cover up illegals criminals and terrorist for Democrats even give billions of dollars to terrorist country called Iran. Democrats support Irans terrorist program with lots of money and still say Kill Americans and Democrats are fine with it.

  • …remain calm and return fire

    what’s the regulation/head count ratio? it seems that for every 22 regulations at least 2 federal blood suckers can be fired? Clear out the deadwood Mr. Trump.

  • brad m

    Great illustration President Trump! Yes, we need to do major reform of our regulations

    • PatrickJ

      Pretty cool, actually.

  • Brandi Hawkins

    lol this man never ceases to amaze me, and not in a good way. I really wish the majority of our country actually studied American history, economics, and politics. Just a glance would tell you that the 1960’s brought many social regulations designed to protect the American people from big business and ourselves really. The 1970’s expanded on those regulations post Vietnam War and these regulations helped promote our economy. In fact, we were at our best (relatively speaking) between the 1950’s and mid 1970’s.

    Late 1970’s through early 1980’s saw a similar (to Drumpf’s) version of de-regulation, which in turn lead up to the stock market crash of the 1987. This scared the American people into supporting regulation again and the rest is history. Post crash, our economy has not gotten back up to the levels it once had during the 50’s/70’s. Why is that??

    It’s all cyclical. And since no one pays attention to that stuff nowadays, we just continue to repeat it. We spend more time hating each other than paying attention to what’s really going on. I hope you all are or close to being millionaires, because if you are not, you are in for a rude awakening in the next several years.

    • Greg Waters

      Protect us from big business? Big government is the real threat. You can choose to buy from or work for big business. Big government has the power to force you to buy or sell. Look at ObamaCare? Monopolistic and predatory.

      • …remain calm and return fire

        Well said.

      • john smith

        yes, well said!

    • PatrickJ

      I think your comment is missing some details, but I’m not going to get into it with you here this evening. Keep me on your calendar, though. We’ll talk some more.

  • PatrickJ

    You know, as much as I like these nightly conversations, the amount of time I can dedicate to them is actually limited. I still run a business and I simply don’t have to time to follow every Liberal idiot’s comment.
    But most of you do a good job at that, so I just chime in when I can. I catch up when I can.

  • Lenny Woodson

    This is what we elected him for. This and illegal fence jumpers down to almost zero. And isis (the JV Team) almost destroyed. WTG The Donald! Tweet all you want, just keep up the good work!

  • PatrickJ

    What the President is doing is a good thing. While I can hear the screaming and the crying in the background, I repeat. What the President is doing is a good thing.

    • Rufus Firefly

      What? Watching TV eight hours a day, tweeting, and playing golf every weekend?

      • S Mol

        Oh, now that’s about the most ridiculous thing you’ve said, and that’s saying something. If he were doing nothing of import, as your tweet implies, you wouldn’t be so upset about him!

  • eladtoor

    The regulations that should be killed are the ones that make it difficult to commit a loony-tunes President.

    • Jarhead0311

      Thanks for chiming in libt@rd commie, but Obama isn’t President anymore. Maybe you and Pelosi should keep up.

  • weasel1886

    2 hours and stilll no one has given me even 1 regulation they don’t like

    • Rufus Firefly

      Here’s the best alt-right answer – ‘Regulation is tyranny”

    • Jarhead0311

      If you’re too dumb to figure it out yourself, don’t rely on others to teach you. This isn’t the USSR where you have to be told what to think….Well…maybe you do.

      And since you are obviously stupid, someone did answer you below. The department of education’s entire list of mandates is ridiculous, the EPA is a political tool of the left not empowered by the Constitution yet wields more power than congress sometimes, and yet you’re so dumb you ask for examples??? You’re parents are siblings, aren’t they?

      • Rufus Firefly

        You must like brown air and water.

        • Jarhead0311

          You must like the taste of brown and pantsuit.

    • PatrickJ

      Perhaps the reason for that is that most of don’t think you’re worth spit.

    • MrReality

      How about all the ones with names in their titles? Like the blatantly unconstitutional McCain-Feingold Bill, or the Dodd-Frank Bill? The list is long.

      • Rufus Firefly

        Those are not regulations – they are Congressional Acts.

        • MrReality

          What are acts ?? They are laws. They tell you what you can and can’t do. That is the definition of a regulation. They are merely complex suites of regulations grouped together.

          • Rufus Firefly

            Nope. Congressional acts cannot be ignored or changed by the president. Regulations are promulgated in executive branch agencies to enable enforcement and have the force of law. They can be altered unilaterally by the executive without Congressional approval, but there are rules for alteration..

    • Greg Waters

      There are a lot of regulations that are well meaning but when elevated to the nth degree are ludicrous. I remodel commercial buildings and well meaning ADA laws have been raised to exponitial levels. Two years ago the inspector would bring out a 4′ Smart level to check ADA parking. Last year it was a 2′ level. This year they are using a 1′ level. It isnt four times harder to achieve required slope with a 1′ level, it is 4 squared or 16 times harder with a 1′ level. If you are one one hundredth of a percent over two percent you are required to rip out all the work, at a cost of trns of thousands of dollars. That is absurd. We all have a heart for the handicapped, but this is an unnecessary burden. Most property owners are electing to not improve their properties.

  • sillystring

    The very first test that any regulation or law should have to pass is: “What specific article of the Constitution authorizes the federal government to enact the measure?” Can’t justify it on that basis – repeal of regulation/law.

    • Big Toof Critter

      1000 dewclaws up!

  • MCP

    WAY TO GO!! This will never get reported on CNN! This president has done more for our country than most have done in a long time!

    • All American

      Is there anyone here that isn’t a Trolldumb that watches anything but OANN for News these days?

      • tedlv

        I don’t watch it because my satellite carrier doesn’t carry it. I would, if it were available! Hi, AA!

        • All American

          Hi Ted! That’s a travesty!
          Are you at least able to watch Graham Ledger and Liz Wheeler online right?

          • tedlv

            I don’t know, haven’t tried.

      • S Mol

        Newsmax is also good

  • Kiptron

    Obama is spinning in his transgender, racist, white privilege presidential library I bet after he sees this! Just say-n

    • nfcapitalist

      Makes me smile…

      • Kiptron

        your welcome me 2

    • All American

      who actually cares?

  • Disgusted Citizen

    Cutting regulations is almost like cutting spending. But still not enough.

    • weasel1886

      Name 2 regulations you don’t like.

      • ThomStride

        Taxes and taxes.

      • gabriel

        1)Lead banned for soldering…and not banned for car battery?
        Ridiculous regulation indeed!
        2) inandescent filament lamp.

        • weasel1886

          1. I personally don’t want lead in my drinking water. No one generally eats their car battery.
          2. No one banned them. I can buy them at home depot.

          • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

            1) Then buy bottled water
            2) You are lying. A simple search about “incandescent ban” results in tons of information about the regulation.
            Just because you can still buy them doesn’t mean they are still being manufactured.
            You are an info cherry picker.

          • weasel1886

            Let’s dump toxic waste on your well you can always buy bottled water

          • KMA

            The incandescent has created more pollution than it has stopped.
            CFL and LED bulbs contain phosphorus and mercury.
            Even though there’s a disposable fee for these bulbs, most people (unaware) just throw them away. Thxs. “X”pres.!

          • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

            I’m pretty sure the incandescent wasn’t invented to curb pollution… Other than strangling the sooty remnants deposited from the burning of oil.

          • KMA

            My bad, meant to say incandescent ban. Incandescent consumes more energy,thus more oil.

          • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

            We’re good. Your response threw me at first…

          • gabriel

            What you buy at home depot are halogen filament lamp, you could see a small quartz buble inside te big external buble, just for avoid regulation .
            If you dont eat battery then why any body will eat electronic board ? which is banned to use lead in soldering!.

          • weasel1886

            Maybe because while you are soldering you are breathing fumes

          • gabriel

            Automatic soldering machine “wave solder” don’t breath any fumes…but ridiculus ban are stil there.

      • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

        He named 2 like you asked… Now what.
        *crickets*

        • weasel1886

          Just answered

      • PatrickJ

        And there you go again, weasel. Doing what you do best. Baiting people. I’m going to stay with you all evening. You are a worthless individual to begin with. You have no redeeming qualities in your makeup whatsoever. But actually, I love that about you.

        Because you are the absolute perfect example of what we are up against. I’m actually glad you are here, because you amuse me.

        • PatrickJ

          Where are you from, by the way. Good Lord, I hope you’re not from Arizona.

    • All American

      All in less than 1 year🇺🇸MAGA MASA MAAA🇺🇸

  • nfcapitalist

    Good job Mr. President… thank you for your service, now if you can clean out the progressive (communist) bureaucrats, DOJ, IRS, FBI all good starter projects… thank you sir!!!

  • Eric Adams

    God, I Love this President !! MAGA is such a beautiful thing to see unfold. Love to see such a positive headline with all the Hate, Division, ignorance, and Racism being shoved down America’s throat from the Left. God Bless this country !!

    • weasel1886

      Headlines mean nothing. What has he done?

      • nfcapitalist

        Blocked… I like this feature… blocking trash talking troll makes me smile!!!

        • Rufus Firefly

          It just keeps you ignorant of truth.

        • weasel1886

          A tool of cowards

          • Jarhead0311

            You’re the keyboard tough guy coward. You’re big claim to fame is how many gubmint programs you can take advantage of and then brag about it.

        • All American

          It is a great ending to the trolldumbs👍🏻

      • Greg Waters

        Your right…you are a weasel…

        • Rufus Firefly

          What about his left?

        • WSWSapphire

          Must be, as it shows I’ve got him blocked.

        • weasel1886

          Name me just 2 regulations you don’t like. Please !!!!

          • LILIBETH

            GOOGLE some that have been done away with or are being challenged. Each industry has it own. This one pertains to the RESTAURANT INDUSTRY….stop being lazy.

            The U.S. Labor Department

            “The regulatory agenda calls for the U.S. Labor Department to rescind an Obama-era rule that prohibits restaurants and bars from forcing servers to share their tips with untipped employees such as cooks and dishwashers. That 2011 tip-pooling regulation is also the subject of a legal challenge by the National Restaurant Association, which has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the rule.”

      • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

        Really, you’re going to go that route? We are not here to educate you… Even though it’s your type that expect everything should just be handed to them while you sit back and argue.
        Ignorance is bliss and you are the poster child.

      • PatrickJ

        What you just did, is called, a “baiting comment.” Designed to trigger a response.

        For an intelligent person like you are, that comment means you are playing us. You full well know what the President has done since he assumed office, otherwise you wouldn’t have made the comment in the first place. You have north of 55,000 comments under your belt at this point.

        You’re simply baiting people. Hoping some hopeless soul will take your bait so you can have some fun at our expense. Well, I’m here to tell you here this evening that I’m not that hopeless soul. Not only that, but everyone here read your comment and concluded what you are made of.

        I’m guessing you are not only a Liberal, but an intelligent one. I’m fully aware that there are some out there. I guess we will deal with you the same way we deal with the rest of them.

        Nice try, though.

        • S Mol

          Really? You think he’s intelligent AND a liberal?

          There is ample proof that liberal views are illogical, contradictory, and unconstitutional. I see no room for intelligence.

      • LILIBETH

        READ THE ARTICLE…

      • Ray

        The list is too long for someone like you to understand.

        • weasel1886

          So he has nothing

  • WSWSapphire

    Way to go, President Trump!!! You are always on the go, working hard for America. Thank you and congratulations!!

    • loren lane

      And the dems are working feverishly….trying to impeach a great president. Never saw such sore losers…never.

      • S Mol

        If only as much effort were applied to Obama…

        • loren lane

          S Mol
          Seems rather insane doesn’t it? Who knew that these elected officials would display such an unwillingness to see to the business of running the country and such an unwillingness to right the wrongs of the BHO adm and Hillary Clinton’s lies and dishonesty fueled by the media’s craziness as well.. Instead we have silly investigations and we see the guilty go free. Lord only knows how much of our taxpayer dollars have funded coverups and bribes and payoffs and this ridiculous Mueller investigation.

  • Wanda

    Not enough. Far too many regulations out there. Keep the ones that make sense and get rid of the ones that don’t.

  • andrew Befano

    No Federal regulation ever dies on its own. It takes a clear directive and concentrated effort to do any kind of deregulation on the Federal level. It’s called POLICY ENTRENCHMENT and it’s also the main reason why Laws are so hard to repel. The Swamp Rats in Washington know all to well, that’s why they work so hard to get pet projects into the legislative process, because once enacted it’s there, in one form or another, forever.

    • S Mol

      ALL regulations and laws should be required to have a sunset of a maximum of 10 years. This would help in two ways. First, if it is bad, it will expire on its own. Second if it is good, congress will be required to extend it (and an “omnibus” “all regulations are extended” would be unconstitutional as the amendment would require a full and individual review), giving them (a) enough real work to do so that they wouldn’t be thinking up new problems for us all the time and (b) a natural aversion to creating more regulations that they would have to review in another 10 years.

  • weasel1886

    Can anyone here name me 3 regulations they don’t like?

    • Guest123

      Pick any 3 of the 4000 EPA regulations added by Obummer

      • weasel1886

        Less arsenic in water, lower emissions from cars, less mercury in smoke stack emissions. Your turn

        • Guest123

          Less jobs, less profits. They all result in moving jobs to China.

          • Rufus Firefly

            Not necessarily. But there were fewer deaths

          • Guest123

            Technology and innovation is why cars are safer today, not because of bigger government

          • Rufus Firefly

            They were forced into by the government

          • Guest123

            Consumers drive innovation. Safety features sell cars.

          • Rufus Firefly

            “Unsafe at any Speed” – Nader, 50 years ago

          • Greg Waters

            The Left is concerned about the very remote chance of death from incidental circumstances but full support aborting 60 million babies just for recreational purposes.

          • weasel1886

            Everything is about abortion

          • Rufus Firefly

            How is that number even possible?

          • Greg Waters

            Good question…I am glad you asked. In the US alone the abortion rate has been roughly 1.3 million per yer since Roe v Wade in 1973. 44 years time 1.3 million is close to 60 million. To make up for the vacuum we have had immigrated at low count 33 million since then. In essence what we have done is commit genocide of our own culture. Margaret Sanger established clinics in mainly minority neighborhoods. Their original motto was ‘we’re breeding a race of thoroughbreds’. She was a eugenicist and kept company with Adolf Hitler. He was also a eugenicist.

        • Wanda

          Less, even if already at safe levels. How clean is clean. There are reasonable levels of anything that can be reduced. To go beyond what is safe and reasonable will as Guest states leads to some bad juju.

          • Rufus Firefly

            How much mercury in your food is reasonable?

          • weasel1886

            As less as possible

          • Wanda

            I don’t want any mercury in my food. I didn’t realize you were speaking specifically about mercury.

    • Disgusted Citizen

      Please name 30 you like.

      • weasel1886

        I’ll give 5 then your turn
        You can’t dump oil in rivers
        Lead out of paint.
        Proper disposal of toxic waste
        Labeling of pesticides
        No posions in food

        Your turn

        • Edward Biggs

          hmm oil in river Obama did not do. Lead in paint Obama did not do. Proper disposal Obama did not do. Pesticides Obama did not do. Poisons Obama did not do. You do not seem to understand that ALL regulations are not always good right? And the lady who said rain water was correct it happened to a person in Oregon who made a pond to catch rain water and was punished by the State. You also make it very plain that no matter what Trump does you will not agree with or like because of feelings. Here is 1 regulation I do not like forcing people to pay for health insurance and then if they make a fair wage to also pay for others too. Why should I pay for anyone but myself?

          • weasel1886

            I don’t care if Obama did them that’s not the point. Who owned the water in Oregon? I live in Park County Colorado, every drop of rain that falls here belongs to the city of Denver.
            I shouldn’t have to pay for the military

          • Edward Biggs

            so you think that Colorado owns the rain? Or any State or gov. owns rain? When it rains on my property and I put out barrels to collect it does that make it government water?

          • weasel1886

            Until last August that was illegal in Colorado. I don’t know what state you are in but the west has different water laws.
            Denver owns every drop of rain that falls in my county. It is illegal to wash a car here or use well water to water a garden. I can collect 110 gallons of rain water for outside use. Here, in Colorado, you can’t just use any water you want. Not a big deal in my home state of Missouri, they have plenty of water.
            To dig a well here you must get a permit and obtain permission from the waters owner. A permit runs about $5,000 the last time I checked..

          • Edward Biggs

            well I feel for ya I live in Alaska I have a well I do not pay that much for a permit only like 250 I can put as many wells on my property as I want and put as many barrel to collect rain water as I want how can any body live somewhere were the gov says “I own the rain” seems weird to me to be honest

          • weasel1886

            We get 13 inches of rain a year. People were encouraged to live in the desert.
            BTW I was in AK this summer. Great place

          • landy fincannon

            So, you’ve figured out that we are nothing but serfs?

    • Wanda

      So many to choose from. Not much time but here are 3 off the top of my head. 1. the one that punishes people for collecting rainwater from their house gutters (Oregon/Colorado the two states that immediately come to mind). 2.the EPA production requirements for biomass diesel fuel… one of the more stupid ones. 3. laws/regulations that prevent the sale of raw milk…

      • Rufus Firefly

        How are people punished for collecting rainwater?

        • Wanda

          Jail

          • Rufus Firefly

            Hogwash

          • Wanda

            not really.

          • weasel1886

            All the water in my county is owned by Denver as per 100 year old water law

        • Wanda

          You can go jail for illegally collecting rain/storm water. Just ask Gary Harrington of Oregon. But, he was stupid and should have been put in jail.

          • Rufus Firefly

            That’s not a federal law or regulation.

          • Wanda

            That is correct. They are state laws.

      • weasel1886

        Let’s see the water one was changed in Colorado last year, I live there, and was part of the requirements to build Hoovwr dam in the 20s. Denver owns my water and allows me to use it. I suspect Oregon has some same issues
        Biomass -Trump says those rules stay because red state farmers want it.
        Raw milk – because at ine time hundreds of people died because of unsanitary conditions, no one stops you from buying raw milk from a farmer, at least not here.
        I have to give you credit for at least naming some. Although Trump has or can’t do anything about them.
        Thanks

        • Wanda

          I knew they might be a little lame and not universal but threw them out anyway.

          • weasel1886

            Thanks

  • Wiktor Jespersen

    what did Obama do ? Only double the debt….Go trump we need a guy like that man in the EU!!

    • All American

      Barry and his gang if thugs raped every working woman and man in America leaving little for our children and grandchildren!
      The Obama Error⬇️

    • WSWSapphire

      Yes, I thought Trump would be ideal for the UK, only the leaders wouldn’t want him… and I thought this before Trump even ran for the U.S. presidency. The EU would be a bigger job than UK, but I agree, a man like Trump would be great for the EU(he would reduce it’s power to govern only over people, that is, the citizens, who actually wanted to be governed by the EU).

      • WSWSapphire

        *Note – a man LIKE Trump. Cuz we’re keeping him in the U.S. And when his job is finished, he deserves a long, relaxing retirement with his wonderful family and loyal friends.

        • Rufus Firefly

          He WILL get a long retirement, with his family and friends, in Florence, Colorado.

          • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

            Ah yes… The perpetual liberal crystal ball you goons drag out for every topic.
            SMH

      • All American

        The EU is run by the Rothschilds and Soros

    • weasel1886

      Trump is on track to double it again

      • RollondSmooth

        your name says it all.

        • weasel1886

          So deny what I said

          • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

            Prove what YOU said. How do you say Trump is going to double it…. Do you have some special gift?
            Yet you want someone to deny some future “event” to prove your point.
            You’ve got some nerve, but that’s to be expected from a person with TDS.

          • Slwsnowman40

            I just read elsewhere he’s lowered it a trillion dollars. So if President Trump is going to double it, he’s doing it wrong and should double down like the left doubles down on stupid.

          • weasel1886

            Spending has not slowed during his first year

          • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

            That doesn’t prove “doubling”.

  • No Mas

    smaller regulations eventually is smaller government… GOOD JOB POTUS TRUMP!!!!

    • Rufus Firefly

      Also good for population control with all the deaths caused by pollution, toxic chemicals, and corporate malfeasance.

      • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

        Speculation… Good. That’s always a valid response.
        /s

        • Tim maher

          Not to mention that it’s never happened.

      • Lenny Woodson

        Rufus, you are EXACTLY what’s wrong with America.

      • Sam

        POPULATION CONTROLLED BY “PLANET PARENTHOOD” WITH ABORTION !

      • Wheel of misfortune

        I’d say 60,000,000 babies killed by PP is a great example of population control, wouldn’t you? Add that to the chemically induced abotions and we’re hovering right around 250,000,000. Margaret Sanger is dancing with glee! Try again troll

        • kaiju

          Sanger is dancing on coals in hell, while waiting for Rufus to join her.

      • pb2

        In the day and age, corporations are constantly trying to reduce their pollution output. They love to brag on the reduction levels. It helps their reputations and their stock values.

      • Corey Crane

        Ha i call all these mass shootings populatiib control

        • JustThinkLogically

          Yet liberals won’t allow us to focus on the Islamic terrorists that have infected the country during their watch

      • JustThinkLogically

        Are you seriously claiming that every regulation the federal government has enacted has been good for the country? You talk of toxic chemicals but your beloved EPA poisoned the Animas river in Colorado and got a pass! If the government was really interested in protecting the environment, it would hold itself accountable as well. If a corporation would have been responsible, they would have been fined and forced to clean up the mess. The EPA should have been required to assess the fine and clean up costs coming out of their budget and NOT from the American taxpayer.

        • Rufus Firefly

          Please refer to your name. Where do you think the EPA budget comes from?

          • JustThinkLogically

            Think Rufus. If a regulatory agency has a budget, that’s essentially their revenue. If they are forced to use it to correct their own stupid actions, they won’t have as much capital to fund their goals for the year. They would need to cut back, like people and companies in the real world do, or layoff bureaucrats.

            The problem is that they aren’t accountable if they could just go to the taxpayer and get another pile of money to fix their mistakes.
            What a concept, a government agency being held accountable for their actions.

          • Rufus Firefly

            The problem with that logic is that regulatory agencies are not revenue-based.

      • HarryObrian

        Most regulations put into place over the last 50 years have been for nothing more than to increase the size of government and only those regulations that are of personal interest to the politician or those which garner the most fine money at the time are ever enforced.
        Don’t kid yourself there manbun, the EPA has saved only the few with the money or influence to hire them.

    • weasel1886

      Name 3 you don’t like

      • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

        What’s it matter? No matter what 3 regulations they name, you already have a talking point answer ready to fire back with…One that relies on a strawman argument, OR…
        Another question just for arguments sake.
        You sound alot like several other boneheads that have come and gone before on this site which leads me to believe that you are one and the same…. Hive mentality works that way I guess.

        • weasel1886

          Name 2 regs. you don’t like

          • Edward Biggs

            I just gave you 3

          • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

            Look a-hole (and that’s being generous)… Many have given you ample amounts of regulations they don’t like…
            Yet you still want to argue. What are you… Some kind of ego freak that gets off arguing with everybody?
            Give it a rest, skippy.

          • weasel1886

            I haven’t argued with any, in fact I praised one

      • Edward Biggs

        Here

        Restricted access to credit under the hundreds of rules unleashed by the Dodd–Frank financial regulation statute

        Fewer health care choices and higher medical costs from the Affordable Care Act

        Reduced Internet investment and innovation under the network neutrality rules dictated by the Federal Communications Commission

      • Tyrone

        i liked the Y2K regulation that Trump eliminated thereby allowing businesses to no longer be prepared for year 2000 transition

    • loren lane

      And what is the opposition doing….trying to impeach a hardworking intelligent commander in chief. These days will known as When Insanity Was In Session.Think about how much of our taxpayer dollars are being wasted on this absurd Meuller investigation, if you have the stomach for it.

      • pb2

        What is history going to say about the left if they impeach (and remove from office) the best president that the country has ever had?

        • loren lane

          I don’t think these political criminals are about what history will say about them. I can’t be sure of course, but I believe Pres Trump will have two terms; that is my belief.

          • pb2

            The progress on the wall, and amnesty to some degree, will determine if he gets the chance for a second term. No wall, and I’m afraid the next president will be a dim. The failure to build the wall would so badly divide those who voted for him that he couldn’t win if he ran.

          • Ray

            pb2 – I’m afraid you are correct. We need to wake up congress NOW!

          • HarryObrian

            Especially seeing how the latest reports show that ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is at an all time high right now, higher than the 0bammy years and that the MS-13 is taking a bigger bite out of Long Island even though millions were given just a few months ago to stop the MS-13. The money probably went into law enforcement pensions…

          • KaliforniaKook

            I see you trying to become a reporter. Too lazy to look for facts, you just make stuff up. I hear CNN and CBS have some openings. You should try there. They’ll like your direction, even if your writing style stinks.

          • I’m with you.

        • Tim O’Brien

          My guess is that History will say, “this is what brought about our Second Revolution and why liberty endures even today”.

        • Joshua Campbell

          All I have to say is the Left better be ready for a fight!

          • HarryObrian

            Sadly I think they are and that they will use foreign soldiers via the UN and NATO that will be supplied by the US government..

          • “Sadly I think they are and that they will use foreign soldiers via the UN and NATO that will be supplied by the US government..”

            Are you kidding? They don’t know our land. They don’t know our fighting spirit especially unconstrained by military code. The UN can’t even police Congo and Middle East… I mean, do you even listen to yourself?

        • Mjollner

          I cannot but wonder that if the left is successful in removing President Trump, that we will finally revolt and reassert our constitutional republic. President Jefferson words about the necessity of a revolution ring clear in my mind! I for one, am ready!

          • Lenny Woodson

            Licked and Loaded in WY.

      • jenshadus

        Did you hear that the dems want to impeach beacuae he’s not a democrat ? Keep at it! Slash nonsense regulation! Next cut ongressional salaries, stop them from getting that paycheck after leaving office!

        • HarryObrian

          Your statement makes me wonder how much Ryan has been paid to be the obstructionist he has appeared to be? Enough to allow him to leave and hide that’s for sure…

      • MJABRTDK

        Don’t forget $17 MILLION FOR A SLUSH FUND !!!

    • Disgusted Caucasian

      Shrink the Federal Register and grow the economy and increase freedom from gangster government. Two thumbs up Mr. President.

  • landy fincannon

    The fact checkers are going to have a field day with this one, I’m afraid.

  • landy fincannon

    The fact checkers are going to have a field day with this one, I’m afraid.

    • Rufus Firefly

      Fact checkers have a field day every time Trump talks numbers, or facts, or at all.

      • landy fincannon

        Yes, I remember the fun they had with Obama too. Well the more reputable ones anyway.

  • Rufus Firefly

    Trump counts among his “accomplishments”, hundreds of already dead or dying regulations. Why should we not be surprised?

    • Tango Uniform

      Evidence, please

    • FromThe70s

      Obama was awarded a Nobel Prize for not being George W Bush. It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world, huh?

      • Rufus Firefly

        Just imagine what the “Not Trump” awards will look like. Honors from all countries except those with murderous despots in charge (well..maybe some of them, too)

    • FoolIggy

      Why shouldn’t he.

      Sure as hell your hero, ol king o wasn’t worried about cleaning up regulations.

      He & the clintons were too busy robbing the American cookie jar of everything they could steal from it!

      • All American

        Of trillions👍🏻

      • nfcapitalist

        What ever happened to that seven billion that disappeared in the State Department diring HRC’s watch… seven thousand million $?

    • Wanda

      Actually, one of the more important things that he is doing.

      • Rufus Firefly

        So one of the important things he’s doing is taking credit for things he didn’t do????

        • Kyle Smith

          You do understand, or maybe you do not, that early in his term he signed an executive order that requires agencies that propose a new regulation that two be repealed. That was not in place in any other previous administration. So you can say “. . taking credit for things he didn’t do”. but the facts say differently.

          • Rufus Firefly

            You do not understand. Hundreds of the regulations he is taking credit for were already dead or dying – without his help. He has to exaggerate, i.e. “lie” to make himself feel good and look better.

          • Kyle Smith

            O.K. And the previous guy lied to actually lie and fool people. I will take this kind of “lie” everyday.

          • Rufus Firefly

            Are republiecons constitutionally unable to argue ANYTHING without the “what about” dodge?

        • Disgusted Citizen

          Ah Rufus the Troll returns. 20 Rubles credited to your account Comrade.

        • Wanda

          I think cleaning up useless regulations IS a good thing. Why wouldn’t he take credit for that?

          • Rufus Firefly

            He should not take credit for the ones he had nothing to do with killing. But, he must lie.

          • Wanda

            I thought the buck stops with him. If it happened under his administration then he can take credit. Worked for others. why should be treated differently. Just because you don’t like him is no reason to change the rules.

          • Rufus Firefly

            Just wait until the next disaster and see how quickly he takes ownership.

          • Wanda

            Maybe he can blame George Bush. Are you saying he is another Obama? I can’t agree with you there.

          • weasel1886

            Name 3 useless regulations. I dare you

          • Wanda

            Having retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers and working with Federal Acquisition regulations and the Code of Federal Regulations I could name dozens. But I don’t think they would have much context to folks who didn’t experience them first hand while trying to get something accomplished. Not worth my time to name them as I suspect they would have no relevance for you. I guess I failed your dare.

    • S Mol

      Well, since regulations seldom have sunset provisions, your comment is, as usual, fallacious.