I must confess that I was a bit skeptical when the President, during the State of the Union Address, advised that he would instruct all federal agencies to review existing regulations to eliminate those that placed “unreasonable burdens on businesses”.
And, my skepticism wasn’t eased when, shortly thereafter, the EPA decided that dairy farmers needed to create and train hazmat teams to deal with the clear and present danger of spilled milk.
Now we learn that there are guidelines for this regulatory review.
‘While all significant regulations are subject to this process, it would stand to reason that any regulations promulgated by this administration are current and already reflect the principles outlined by the president,’ said Meg Reilly, a spokeswoman for the Office of Management and Budget. [emphasis supplied]
I’m sure that businesses throughout the country are now breathing a sigh of relief knowing that they will soon be rid of all those pesky, unreasonable, anti-business regulations promulgated under the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.