25 Nov

Are we really facing a regulatory onslaught in Obama’s second term? (Hint: Yes.)

Erika Johnsen @ Hot Air:

Nothing that anyone who pays attention doesn’t know already, but a point to which I intend to give unrelenting attention as we move “forward” into the next four years of an Obama economy. It is an indescribable shame that what America needs more than anything else right now is a robust rate of positive economic growth, yet we seem to be doing everything within our power to suppress America’s natural entrepreneurial drive.

Economic growth is what creates productive private-sector jobs, effectively lifts people out of poverty, gets people off of the government dole, brings in more revenue, and brings about innovation and efficiency. For all I can tell, President Obama is singularly determined to do all of the things the federal government can reasonably do to curb economic growth — distorting free-market signals with government intervention, growing the bureaucracy, trying to raise taxes and further convolute the tax code, placing more restrictions upon free trade when it suits his agenda, and perhaps most dauntingly of all, continuing to introduce endless rolls of red tape that pose incalculable opportunity costs upon our economic movers and shakers (and, by extension, oneveryone else — because that is what “top-down” really means).

The regulatory rollout on its way is legitimately frightening. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be a small-business owner hoping to grow my outfit — already an uphill climb — and then be looking up the mountain and face this tidal wave of hoopla head on. The WSJ explains how the Obama administration put the brakes on their rule-writing in preparation for the election, but no more:

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 20 years.

8 Responses to Are we really facing a regulatory onslaught in Obama’s second term? (Hint: Yes.)

  1. James Raider says: 1

    The Morsi power grab, . . . “We either complete our revolution or we abandon it”

    Sound familiar?

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  2. and what about giving the priority to foreigners who want to open business in the USA, get to have emigration papers with all benefits, that from all over the world including the haters,
    is that right to hurt the AMERICAN COMPANIES WITH THOSE COSTLY ENTITLEMENTS AND RULES
    AND TAXES BESIDE WHAT THEY HAVE TO PAY,
    WHILE THE FOREIGNERS GET A FREE TOUR, ANYWHERE IN AMERICA, WITH THEIR OWN FAMILY.
    IS THAT RIGHT?

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  3. retire05 says: 3

    It only gets worse. Pending in the SCOTUS is a case that will determine if you have the right to sell a product you purchased that was made outside of the United States. This case will even affect productes that are made by U.S. companies, such as Apple, that are produced off shore. If you own a foreign made car, the resale of that car could be affected. Same with an IPod, a computer, a TV or any other product made overseas.

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  4. James Raider
    oops I’m just thinking
    what deal did OBAMA MADE WITH MORSI?
    a piece of the USA for taking the job to keep the peace
    between HAMAS AND ISRAEL, FOR JUST A TIME,
    BYE

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  5. Marine72 says: 5

    @ilovebeeswarzone: #4: I heard that he offered Chicago, but Hamas turned him down.

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  6. Nan G says: 6

    Down to the type style and size Obama insists all foods have new caloric counts on them.
    Even store-made birthday cakes!
    Imagine weighing all of the icing as it goes onto the cake.
    Weigh the dispenser before decorating, then after, then subtract, and then calculate the calories based on the weight.
    YIKES!
    Obama MUST be stopped before he destroys everything in this country.

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  7. Marine72
    hi,
    he might have offer them a job as GUARDIANS of the AMERICAN EMBASSY,
    like he did for the LIBYAN GUARDS HE TRUSTED, but they flew as soon as they saw the ALQAEDAS,
    bye

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  8. I’m watching a real treasure on television on the HISTORY channel
    IT’S A MASTERPIECE, the name is ; MANKIND
    here I see it in parts of one hour,
    hope you see it. and find it
    I don’t know yet where it end, I’m not there yet
    it’s worthy of finding it, a must see
    bye

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