Banishing Red Tape: Study Finds Trump The “Least-Regulatory President”

[President Trump at National Association of Manufacturers conference in Washington. | Photo: Evan Vucci/AP]
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“President Trump is the least-regulatory president since Ronald Reagan. His administration has only proposed 1,241 rules, 13-percent less than Barack Obama’s first year, 42-percent lower than George W. Bush’s and 72-percent lower than Bill Clinton’s,” Competitive Enterprise Institute Vice President of Police Wayne Crews availed in an analysis.

President Trump said he’s focused more on troubleshooting bureaucrats than the American people. The Federal Register currently has 45,678 pages of government-agency rules and notifications. Back in October 2016, Obama’s Federal Register had 67,900 pages and reached a length of 97,110 pages by the end of the year. Crews called it an “all-time record.”

Trump’s focus on tax reform and cutting red tape is exceptionally good news for consumers, businesses and the economy. In recent years, I’ve estimated the baseline for the US federal, regulatory burden has amounted to nearly $2 trillion annually. This amounts to a hidden tax of nearly $15,000 per household in a given year,” Crews added.

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