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Regulation Business, Jobs Booming Under Obama

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If the federal government's regulatory operation were a business, it would be one of the 50 biggest in the country in terms of revenues, and the third largest in terms of employees, with more people working for it than McDonald's, Ford, Disney and Boeing combined.

Under President Obama, while the economy is struggling to grow and create jobs, the federal regulatory business is booming.

Regulatory agencies have seen their combined budgets grow a healthy 16% since 2008, topping $54 billion, according to the annual "Regulator's Budget," compiled by George Washington University and Washington University in St. Louis.

That's at a time when the overall economy grew a paltry 5%.

Meanwhile, employment at these agencies has climbed 13% since Obama took office to more than 281,000, while private-sector jobs shrank by 5.6%.

Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute, found that between March 2010 and March 2011 federal regulatory jobs climbed faster than either private jobs or overall government jobs. (See chart.)

Regulatory production is way up, too, if you measure that by the number of rules federal agencies churn out.

The Obama administration imposed 75 new major rules in its first 26 months, costing the private sector more than $40 billion, according to a Heritage Foundation study. "No other president has imposed as high a number or cost in a comparable time period," noted the study's author, James Gattuso.

The number of pages in the Federal Register — where all new rules must be published and which serves as proxy of regulatory activity — jumped 18% in 2010.

This July, regulators imposed a total of 379 new rules that will cost more than $9.5 billion, according to an analysis by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.

And much more is on the way. The Federal Register notes that more than 4,200 regulations are in the pipeline. That doesn't count impending clean air rules from the EPA, new derivative rules, or the FCC's net neutrality rule. Nor does that include recently announced fuel economy mandates or eventual ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank regulations.

But what's good for regulators isn't necessarily good for the private sector, as compliance burdens impose ever-increasing costs on businesses.

"Our economy is continuing to sink," Sen. Barrasso said, "and it's being weighed down by regulations coming out of this administration."

By 2008, the cost of complying with federal rules and regulations already exceeded $1.75 trillion a year, according to a 2010 study issued by the Small Business Administration.

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http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/581555/201108151901/Regulatory-Agencies-Staffing-Up.htm

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A priori il est aussi question d'"importantes coupes dans les dépenses".

Attention piège. La présentation politique habituelle de cette quesiotn aux USA est

1. Un budget en forte hausse

2. En deuxième passe, des hausses moindres

3. Présenter la différence entre 1. et 2. comme une réduciotn de dépense.

C'est aussi comme ça au UK, où la presse unanime parle de coupe alors que la dépense ne fait qu'augmenter depuis que Cameron est au pouvoir.

Impressionnant à quelle point cette arnaque passe, même chez des gens vigilants.

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Les médias québécois ont réagi avec une émotion dérapante sur une citation de Michelle Bachmann.

http://www.antagoniste.net/2011/08/30/derapage-collectif-des-medias-quebecois/

Pas vraiment. Peut-être un petit article dans une des dernières pages d'un journal mais rien qui n'attire vraiment l'attention. Ils ne s'intéressent juste pas vraiment aux primaires du GOP.

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Il serait intéressant de voir l'évolution du classement avant 2000 (s'il existait). Ca m'avait déjà frappé avec l'évolution du déficit fédéral, mais peut-être Bill Clinton a-t-il été le plus grand président américain depuis… longtemps (on remarquera au passage l'impact du graaand libéral Reagan).

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Le tyran prix Nobel de la paix Obama, & Co, semblent enfin se décider à s'attaquer sérieusement aux cruels vendeurs de plantes vertes.

Federal prosecutors in California are threatening to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state, sending letters to warn landlords to stop sales of the drug within 45 days or face the possibility that their property will be seized and they will be sent to prison.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/feds-cracking-down-on-california-medical-marijuana-dispensaries.html

C'est qu'il y en a des dangereux criminels qui vendent vraiment

ces derniers temps…
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Obama sends troops to help fight Africa rebels

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama said Friday he is sending 100 combat troops to central Africa to help and advise forces battling the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels accused of gross human rights abuses.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g_k7HxM6K32WKaWD6GNF1QQf9NNw?docId=CNG.19cbae00c31007ab44469985e8a939e2.2f1

Et hop, encore une petite guerre pour la route… :bourre:

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"Although the US forces are combat-equipped, they will only be providing information, advice and assistance to partner nation forces," the president said.

"They will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense. All appropriate precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of US military personnel during their deployment."

Bon, quitte à envoyer des troupes la-bas, autant éradiquer la LRA, personne ne les regretta.

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Lors de la conférence de presse commune Sarkozy-Obama après la réunion du G20 à Cannes, Sarko s'est félicité d'une convergence de vue entre la France et les Etats-Unis pour la mise en place d'une taxe sur les transactions financières.

Sauf qu'Obama ne sera peut-être pas reélu en 2012.

Quelle est la position des candidats républicains sur ce point ?,

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En fait, ils ne sont plus que 6 en course, car hormis Ron Paul trop agé, il y en a un autre qui a de gros ennuis qui lui tombent dessus.

http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2011/11/07/une-quatrieme-femme-accuse-le-republicain-cain-de-harcelement-sexuel_1600234_3222.html#ens_id=1550858

Pour un ancien pizzaiolo, c'est normal d'avoir mis la main à la pâte.

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