NUGENT: Trampled by the Regulatory Beast – Washington Times


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NUGENT: Trampled by the Regulatory Beast – Washington Times.

Rule-minding zombies are overwhelming rugged individuals

By Ted Nugent – The Washington Times

Common-sense crusader John Stossel wrote in an Op-Ed on March 21, “Every year, federal government bureaucrats work hard to come up with some 80,000 pages of new and proposed regulations. That’s a lot of pages – 23 feet high if you stack them in one pile.”

Just a few months ago, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a report detailing the number of new regulations along with the cost of these regulations to American businesses. The results of the report should be the second “shot heard ‘round the world.”

The report said the Obama administration has “imposed 75 new major regulations costing more than $380 billion over 10 years.” The report also identified more than 200 more “economically significant regulations” on the drawing board that will cost businesses more than $20 billion over 10 years.

The Heritage Foundation released a report titled “Red Tape Rising: Obama-Era Regulation at the Three-Year Mark.” In an interview with Diane Katz, co-author of the Heritage Foundation report, said, “In calendar year 2011 alone, the Obama administration issued 32 new major regulations. Those are regulations with anticipated costs exceeding $100 million a year. Those 32 regulations will impose a minimum of $10 billion in new regulatory costs along with almost $7 billion more in what are one-time implementation costs.”

And “we the people” will pay more wasted tax dollars to accomplish nothing but more bureaucratic waste and abuse of power. Know that.

I want to know just what in the heck happened to my country.

Ted Nugent is an American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of “Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).

One Response to NUGENT: Trampled by the Regulatory Beast – Washington Times

  1. Yet some are so brainwashed, they wouldn’t recognize the truth if it hit them in the face.

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