Now he wants less regulation?

Obama is responsible for much of the red tape he says he now wants to cut

  • Follow Editorials

Barack Obama may as well set fire to the redwood forest and then commission a study on the danger of matches.

After orchestrating massive regulatory bills through the Democratic Congress, including several thousands of pages on health care and financial reform, Mr. Obama has now called for a review of federal regulations to weed out those that hurt job creation and the economy.

You can't make this stuff up. The guy who has created more regulations than any in memory now claims he wants to thin them out.

Right.

The potential damage from health-care and financial "reforms" has yet to even be fully surveyed. Is Mr. Obama willing to eliminate those before they worsen an already weak economy?

"The administration's legislative victories are producing dozens of new regulations, on everything from credit card fees to health insurance premium increases," says cable financial network CNBC. "Business leaders say government regulations, including those being written for the health care and financial reform, have hurt job creation at a time of nearly double-digit unemployment."

So, after starting a wildfire, Mr. Obama wants to outlaw matches?

Comments (24) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
rmwhitley
5547
Points
rmwhitley 01/20/11 - 07:01 am
0
0
barak hussein obama,
Unpublished

barak hussein obama, president?

wribbs
449
Points
wribbs 01/20/11 - 07:42 am
0
0
This is his attempt to move

This is his attempt to move toward the center for the 2012 elections. He probably pukes in his mouth a little every time he has to say something like this.

Nativeson1
2
Points
Nativeson1 01/20/11 - 08:20 am
0
0
This is absolutely shameful

This is absolutely shameful editorial work by the ACES and a prime example why this paper is sinking like the Titanic. First off explain to me what business leaders were polled? Was it business leaders from the credit card companies who have issue with the fact for the first time in history someone in politics had the guts to put a cap on how much interest they can charge people who have credit card debt? Is the ACES on the side of people or big business? I'm not anti-business, but c'mon you have to have a vested/financial interest in defending an industry that itself admits it is guilty of financially raping the public! The problem they have with the new regulations is that the american public is now thinning down their debt. People are downsizing and starting to pay off credit card and other debts, and part of the credit can be given to stiffer regulations on fees. Secondly, in case the jaundiced eyes of the ACES missed it, yesterday the POTUS and Chinese President Hu agreed on $45 billion in NEW contracts for U.S. companies to EXPORT U.S. goods to China, supporting 235,000 U.S. jobs. This is big news considering the history of trade imbalance we have with China, any trade going in the opposite direction is good for America that can't be denied. Lastly, let's chop up healthcare. I promise you most of the people who continue to foam-at-the-mouth over repealling the healthcare bill call it "Obamacare", which is by name a lie; however you can't spank folks for repeating what the hear and read (the AC used the term today in another one of it's poorly written colorful articles parroting talk radio talking points). Anyhow the correct term is The Affordable Health Care for America Act. Democrats were short-sighted for naming it this, they should have came up with a catchy acronym that the american public would remember and sub-conciously like. For instance, the republicans led by Boehner came up with alternatives and named them PATIENTS (Preserving Access to Targeted, Individualized, and Effective New Treatments and Services) Act and the BE WELL (Building Efforts for Wellness and Encouraging Longer Lives) Act. Gotta give it to they they know how to name something that at least sounds good.

justthefacts
22981
Points
justthefacts 01/20/11 - 08:33 am
0
0
The interest Banks charge is

The interest Banks charge is irrelevant to responsible people who know better than to pay interest on credit cards.

NoCatchyName
42
Points
NoCatchyName 01/20/11 - 09:40 am
0
0
Just so, justthefacts. Some

Just so, justthefacts. Some will never see the forest because the trees always get in the way.

dani
12
Points
dani 01/20/11 - 09:49 am
0
0
Too little, too late. Look at

Too little, too late. Look at the idle oil wells off the Gulf Coast and the cost to the country.

Chillen
17
Points
Chillen 01/20/11 - 10:24 am
0
0
Mr. Regulation himself now

Mr. Regulation himself now "claims" to be anti-regulation. Ha!!! No way! This is just a poorly executed re-election ploy. The people will not forget your marxist actions obama.

nativeson1. Business leaders can be large or small. I own a business and am totally fed up with the community organizer and his minions. Their continual and relentless attack on prosperity and profits is nauseating. Your "victory" lap regarding credit card interest regulations is hilarious. The banks just found other ways to make the money by imposing fees or they just cancelled peoples cards - shut down their access to credit. You see, every time the govt interferes with private business it has an adverse effect on you and I. Every Single Time.

paulwheeler
137
Points
paulwheeler 01/20/11 - 11:04 am
0
0
Nativeson1, if you do an

Nativeson1, if you do an internnet search on "Obamacare" the first thig that pops up is www.healthcare.gov. It may not be the correct name of this fiasco, but it is one that the current administration has embraced and I think they actually spent tax dollars to purchase the name "Obamacare".

Haki
31
Points
Haki 01/20/11 - 11:11 am
0
0
First off AC, its President

First off AC, its President Barack Obama or President Obama. It is time we look in the mirror. Agree with his policies or not, but please respect the office of President of the United States.

dichotomy
34718
Points
dichotomy 01/20/11 - 12:38 pm
0
0
Obama is just using the same

Obama is just using the same tactic that John Barrow used to get re-elected. LIE to the voters about your beliefs until after the next election. When you get re-elected you can shake it off and get back to being your wealth redistributing Democrat self. What's the matter John. Wouldn't Nancy give you permission to vote against Obamacare again yesterday?

dani
12
Points
dani 01/20/11 - 12:43 pm
0
0
For 2 years we have had a

For 2 years we have had a desparate job situation and NOW that the Republicans have had a few days in charge, the Dems are screaming JOBS! Job Creation! Talk about wasting time.

Chillen
17
Points
Chillen 01/20/11 - 03:31 pm
0
0
The GOP unveiled a plan today

The GOP unveiled a plan today to cut $2.5 Trillion in spending. They are delivering, as promised to the American people. "Spending Reduction Act of 2011"

Let Freedom Ring!

http://www.usnews.com/news/washington-whispers/articles/2011/01/20/house...

dani
12
Points
dani 01/20/11 - 04:09 pm
0
0
Haki. How about "O". Bush

Haki. How about "O". Bush was called "W" more than by any other name, so sounds fair.

chascush
0
Points
chascush 01/20/11 - 04:50 pm
0
0
dani, 'Haki. How about "O".

dani, 'Haki. How about "O". Bush was called "W" more than by any other name, so sounds fair.'
I prefer Hussein after all that is his name.

Dixieman
15999
Points
Dixieman 01/20/11 - 06:37 pm
0
0
November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012

rmwhitley
5547
Points
rmwhitley 01/20/11 - 08:01 pm
0
0
Augusta Chronicle Editorial
Unpublished

Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff, I personally think you do a fantastic service and show extreme tolerance. You've earned your right to express your views. You're fair-minded and balanced. You present facts. I wish those that disagree with you had enough courtesy to investigate their beliefs rather than spout off about their factless ideals. As an after thought, remember rep. barrow. a liberal liar out to get your vote for his agenda. he's only got 2 more years, obama also.

old49er
1
Points
old49er 01/20/11 - 08:17 pm
0
0
This is a transparent attempt

This is a transparent attempt by Obama to portray himself as a fiscal responsible leader, which is so far from the truth it's almost funny. After the 2012 election, if he is re-elected due to the complicity of the "mainstream" media, he will immediately revert to his anti-business, anti-american agenda.

dani
12
Points
dani 01/20/11 - 08:38 pm
0
0
What happened to the Obama

What happened to the Obama dog? What's his name anyhow. I remember "Socks, the cat", "Barney, the dog" but what about the current dog-in-chief?

marandan
24
Points
marandan 01/20/11 - 09:16 pm
0
0
I think the dogs name is

I think the dogs name is michelle.

Haki
31
Points
Haki 01/20/11 - 09:18 pm
0
0
Same circus, different tent.

Same circus, different tent.

Haki
31
Points
Haki 01/21/11 - 12:35 am
0
0
I think marandan should be

I think marandan should be banned!

onlysane1left
216
Points
onlysane1left 01/21/11 - 08:20 am
0
0
"I prefer Hussein after all

"I prefer Hussein after all that is his name."

From thinkbabynames.com: Hussein is pronounced hoo-SAYN. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Hussein is "good; small handsome one".

So, in your efforts to be overly witty, you are just calling him the good, small handsome one. How fitting!

workedforit
0
Points
workedforit 01/21/11 - 09:34 am
0
0
I still call him a turd
Unpublished

I still call him a turd

CabisKhan
164
Points
CabisKhan 01/21/11 - 11:11 am
0
0
Was Saddamm Hussein a "good,

Was Saddamm Hussein a "good, small handsome one"?

onlysane1left
216
Points
onlysane1left 01/21/11 - 11:38 am
0
0
"Was Saddamm Hussein a "good,

"Was Saddamm Hussein a "good, small handsome one"?"

He must have been, he was given the key to the city of Detroit in 1980 and the President at the time, Ronald Reagan, gave lots of support to him in his war against Iran. Any friend of Ronald Reagan, must be a good guy, right?

usapatriot
0
Points
usapatriot 01/22/11 - 12:20 am
0
0
The latest US data showed

The latest US data showed that the US deficit with China in 2010 was likely to top the 2008 record of $268.0 billion, even though the overall US trade gap shrank in November.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iL8hm-lqmlb0s_3UlnNKA...

$45 billion is nice, but please see beyond the numbers. It is "expected" numbers from several manufacturers covering the next 5 years. Or $9 billion a year against a $260 billion trade deficit.

A start, but nothing to GIVE ACCOLADES TO THER PRESIDENT FOR!

Support 235,000 American jobs? Is that using the same math as the "JOBS SAVED OR CREATED'?

I'm not feeling good about this. The dollar is shrinking. China wants to have the world wide currency. They are buying up mineral rights all over the world and we are prevented BY EVER INCREASING REGULATORY AGENCIES FROM GETTING OURS.

2012, c'mon......

usapatriot
0
Points
usapatriot 01/22/11 - 12:21 am
0
0
sane1, once again, you have

sane1, once again, you have no point to ponder.

Back to Top

Top headlines

Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

Graduation rates in both Richmond and Columbia counties followed the statewide trend of slow and steady increases in 2014, although progress in individual schools varied greatly.
Search Augusta jobs