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Trump's Record as a Regulator


Added 08-21-19 12:21:01am EST - “The president promised to get rid of bad rules. Has he?” - Reason.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reason.com: “Trump's Record as a Regulator”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

"Remove the anchor dragging us down!" he said when campaigning for president. "We're going to cancel every needless job-killing regulation!"

Trump was a developer, so he knew that the thicket of rules government imposes often makes it impossible to get things done.

Republicans often talk deregulation but then add rules. People called President George W. Bush an "anti-regulator." But once he was president, he hired 90,000 new regulators!

When he took office, he hired regulation skeptics. He told government agencies: Get rid of two regulations for every new one you add.

I think his anti-regulation attitude is why stock prices rose and unemployment dropped. Trump sent a message to business: Government will no longer try to crush you. Businesses then started hiring.

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