Obama reacts to oppressive regulations

Remember earlier this year when the President told Americans that he had instructed his administration to review all regulations as he had discovered that excessive federal regulations actually hurt business, the economy, and jobs?  On Tuesday of this week, the administration, through Cass Sunstein, from the White House Office of Management and Budget, proudly released the results of this in depth review.

To truly appreciate this momentous occasion, you first need to know that the Congressional Budget Office estimates that federal regulations cost the economy $1.75 trillion each year.  Of course, you and I pay for that in the form of higher prices for virtually everything we purchase, and less employment as business is required to spend money on regulations, not employees.

Mr. Sunstein’s announcement will fix that.  The administration, with Herculean effort, has gotten rid of regulations that will save business (I hope you are sitting down) $10 billion over 5 years.  Feel better now?

If you don’t, you are not alone.

House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor (R. Va.) called this announcement, “underwhelming”.

But, before I end this post, I found this statistic in the last link interesting.

According to current estimates, taxpayers and businesses spend around 6 billion hours a year on tax compliance.

Six billion hours?  Let’s see, there are 24 hours in a day…

Another Czar, Another Radical

I suppose, at some point, this sort of thing will cease to be news — another Obama nominee gets the light shined upon them, another radical exposed.  Deja vu, all over again.

The U.S. should move in the direction of socialism but the country’s “white majority” opposes welfare since such programs largely would benefit minorities, especially blacks and Hispanics, argued President Obama’s newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein.

“The absence of a European-style social welfare state is certainly connected with the widespread perception among the white majority that the relevant programs would disproportionately benefit African Americans (and more recently Hispanics),” wrote Sunstein.

The Obama czar’s controversial comments were made in his 2004 book “The Second Bill of Rights,” which was obtained and reviewed by WND.

Get that, folks?  It has nothing to do with politics, policy or personal beliefs —  the only barrier to turning the United States into a “worker’s paradise” like the old Soviet Union — is racism…  The folks over at the Politico point out that Sunstein can’t be a radical, he’s a Harvard professor!  What I think this really suggests is that the folks over at the Politico just might need to get out a little more often… if they think that “radical” and “Harvard Law professor” are somehow completely mutually exclusive concepts.

Perhaps, just perhaps, were Mr. Sunstein actually paying attention to conditions in the old Soviet Union, that socialist utopia, or Maoist China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, etc., he might have noticed other reasons why socialism wasn’t all that popular a concept in the United States.  Even Western Europe’s experiments in soft socialism would be pipe-dreams without the NATO security guarantee — and they don’t always turn out all that well, like the NHS

Rights guaranteed – responsibilities not required

How come liberals talk about rights that should be guaranteed, but not responsibilities required? I would think that if you are going to be guaranteed rights by the state, the state would set detailed responsibilities from those benefiting from those rights.

This mornings post by Scott Johnson at Power Line – Obama’s Constitution – should be an eye opener. During the past few months the alternative media has proven Obama to be a socialist. There is no denying it. Now we have another official Obama adviser trying to explain away Obama’s comments on Chicago public radio in 2001.

Update: New phrase coined – Second Bill of Rights. (see more below)

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