President Trump Celebrates Historic Cuts In Federal Regulations…

When candidate Donald Trump campaigned and won the election in 2016 he promised to cut the massive regulatory burdens that were strangling the U.S. economy.  Together with several cabinet members, today President Trump celebrated the administration’s efforts at achieving the biggest cut in federal regulations in history.

“For the first time in decades, the government achieved regulatory savings,” President Trump said, boasting that “we blew our target out of the water”. “The administration, over its first 11 months, we canceled or delayed over 1,500 planned regulatory actions – more than any previous president by far.”

On the far right side of the room are two stacks of white office paper. One represents regulations as they existed in 1960 and is about shin high; the other represents TODAY, 2017. That’s a lot of regulation. President Trump explained in 1960, there were 20,000 pages of federal regulations, compared to 185,000 pages today.

President Trump declares, “were going to cut a ribbon because were getting back below the 1960 level, and well be back there fairly quickly.”

Notably, President Trump said his administration plans to keep regulations that have been beneficial to our nation. Those will remain on the books, he said, specifically ones tailored for protecting workers, ensuring clean water and air, and protecting our country’s natural beauty. But POTUS described each unnecessary page in the stacks as representing hidden tax and harmful burdens for workers and businesses. “Unnecessary regulations,” he said, “threaten our entire Constitutional system, not just the U.S. economy.”

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73 Responses to President Trump Celebrates Historic Cuts In Federal Regulations…

  1. sundance says:

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    • Malatrope says:

      Except that there’s something wrong with the math. 185,000 divided by 20,000 is 9.25 – and I’ll guarantee you there is more than 9.25 times the amount of paper in the big pile…it looks more like 45 times as much.

      It is possible he meant number of regulation rather than pages, and that newer ones have more pages, but I think somebody fouled up the visual prop.


      • G. Combs says:

        They left out zeros. Or that is the number that have been cut so far.

        Behold the 2013 Federal Register. It contains over 80,000 pages of new rules, regulations, and notices all written and passed by unelected bureaucrats. The small stack of papers on top of the display are the laws passed by elected members of Congress…

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  2. MM says:

    Oh Happy Day !

    Liked by 11 people

  3. Pam says:

    You have to admit that seeing all of that paper is a very powerful visual. Thank you President Trump! 😀

    Liked by 21 people

    • No doubt about it Pam, our guy knows what he’s doing!

      Liked by 11 people

    • Dixie says:

      Sure hope this will filter down quickly to a point where it will affect the cost of appliances as well as the efficiency of them. Onerous regulations have interfered in our everyday lives more than many appreciate. Specifically those who have not had to replace just about everything in a 20 year old house, only to find the current cost is enormous and the efficiency sucks: a/c compressors, hot water heaters, air handlers, washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc…..and I could go on and on.

      I just paid over $8,000 for a hot water heater which works with our aqua therm heating system and it’s so noisy, it makes me sick. Hold off on anything you don’t have to replace right away.

      Maybe these regulations on small businesses as well as the manufacturers will make a difference. Although it might be hard to undo the damage which has already been done. SPIT!

      Liked by 4 people

    • Mia C says:

      Utterly terrifying.


  4. Pam says:

    Liked by 21 people

  5. SEABEE4TRUMP says:

    John F. Kennedy 1961-63
    Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-69
    Richard M. Nixon 1969-74
    Gerald Ford 1974-77
    Jimmy Carter 1977-81
    Ronald Reagan 1981-89
    George HW Bush 1989-93
    Bill Clinton 1993-2001
    George W. Bush 2001-2009
    Barrack Obama 2009-2017

    That is a lot of people to clean up after…..MAGA!

    Liked by 13 people

  6. citizen817 says:

    Our economy is sitting on C4, and ready to explode! Thank you President Trump.

    Liked by 13 people

  7. FL_GUY says:

    President Trump: Says what he means and MEANS what he says! A President we can be proud of who brings class, dignity and respect back to the White House and the USA. God Bless President Trump! Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 20 people

  8. RE: The chart…
    LOOK at what the Citizens of OBX, (Outer Banks, NC) had to go through to have the Oregon Inlet Bridge replaced.. it did take 20 years!

    Liked by 12 people

  9. Let’s not forget, every one of those pages need to be reviewed by Legal, HR, Finance, Operations, Sales/Marketing for how to implement, support and provide ongoing governance to comply too. When you add one regulation to a business it has unbelievable disruption of more productive acitivies, not to mention quality of work for the employees. There is a reason they say the number one barrier to entry in most industries is regulation.

    Liked by 14 people

  10. freddiel says:

    God Bless our President. He looks so tired in that video still. I breaks my heart. He deserves so much more from this country!

    Liked by 7 people

  11. Pam says:

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  12. wheatietoo says:

    Pres Trump is the gift that keeps on giving!

    With fewer regulations…we need fewer govt bureaucrats to oversee them.
    I’m thinking that next year we will see some pink slips handed out to bureaucrats, because “your job no longer exists”.

    This is a Very Big Deal.
    There is a huge collective *sigh* across our country, from businesses who are being freed from so many burdensome regulations.

    Liked by 12 people

  13. fleporeblog says:

    I wrote the post below earlier today. Our President is absolutely right that our Economy has taken off because of the cuts in regulations.

    From the article linked above:

    Beyond winning the election last year, I want nothing more than our President finishing his 1st year in Office with the final GDP being 3.0% for 2017! Barry from Kenya NEVER EVER had an annual GDP at 3%+ over his 8 years!

    What also makes it truly amazing is that the final annual GDP for 2016 was a MISERABLE 1.6%.

    2017 GDP (Quarters 1 – 3 & what has to happen in 4th Quarter):

    1st Quarter (Jan 1 – March 31) – Our final GDP was a miserable 1.4% (Big Thanks to Trepper GumboPot that pointed out I had the wrong % for the 1st Quarter 1.2% instead of the actual 1.4%) since Barry was still in office for 20 days and our President began to implement his Energy Dominance and kill regulations.

    2nd Quarter (April 1 – May 31) – Our final GDP was 3.1%.

    3rd Quarter (June 1 – September 30) – Our revised GDP is 3.3% (We will see the final % on December 27th / I believe it will end at 3.4%).


    1.4% + 3.1% + 3.4% + 4.1% = 3% GDP FOR 2017!

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  14. Monadnock says:

    This is why, ultimately, losing the seat in Alabama will fade in significance.

    The regulations being cut is having a profound effect on the economy and is already figuring into the upswing we’ve been seeing since the 1st quarter 2017. This is what Reagan was missing that cost him so dearly in 1982. Trump will have the regulatory rollback working FOR him in 2018 and the result will be increases in house and senate seats for candidates supporting the MAGA agenda.

    The tax cuts will just be the nitro addition to an economic engine that will already be spooling up the supercharger by the time 1st quarter 2018 ends.

    The Deep State could always pull something to crash the economy, I suppose, but they better hurry, or 2018 will be incredibly rosy for those of us who love the country as founded and support PDJT and MAGA.

    Work hard for 2018 and enjoy the holidays everyone.

    Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 6 people

    • Itbj2 says:

      The loss in Alabama has a very big silver lining. It will prepare us for 2018. I have a feeling that if this did not happen people would have been over confident in 2018, thinking that they did not need to turn out the vote. Now that will not happen.

      Liked by 4 people

      • georgiafl says:

        We have got to insist that people cannot be bussed in from out of state to vote.

        NEED valid Votes & Elections.

        NO MORE Democrat Dozen ways to cheat/defraud elections.
        No more dead people voting.
        No more people voting multiple times.
        No more vote machine hacking/tampering.
        No more sleazy unproved slanderous allegations – make them produce evidence, proof!!!

        Liked by 5 people

  15. Pam says:

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  16. Plain Jane says:

    Looks to like Chris and Mrs. McTurtle like and respect our President. Their smiles and eyes reveal that.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. ivanthenuc says:

    Working in the nuclear power industry, I know first hand the harmful effects of over regulation. It is a killer. The regulations are bad enough, but they are all open to interpretation and the government which writes the regulations also gets final say on what they mean and how many billions of $$$$ you get to spend to comply.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Plain Jane says:

      DH was always dealing with the EPA and other agencies when he was mgmt. at a steel mill right on the shore of Lake Michingan. Some of his stories about inane regs were mind blowing.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Monadnock says:

      Nuke by education here – been in pulp & paper for decades since the nuclear industry was more or less stagnate when I graduated from college. Always hated that I wasn’t able to use my education.

      Liked by 1 person

    • G. Combs says:

      Ivan, not to mention how much it has cost citizens in electric bills. Nuclear should have been CLEAN CHEAP ENERGY! However the Rockefellers did not want it cutting into their profits so they sabotaged the nuclear industry BIG TIME!


    • Dave says:

      Ivan, I worked the nukes for many years, retired in 2012. The job was so unusual compared to “regular” jobs, that neighbors would think I was making up crazy stories just to entertain them! I used to say that if any business was run the way the nukes were, they’d go out of business in three weeks! And I’m not complaining, I actually liked working them!


  18. Pam says:

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  19. USA loves Melania says:

    The cancerous growth in regulations over the years is staggering. The pile of regulations today is nearly as tall as POTUS. Compare that to the pile of 1960 regulations which was only twice as tall as Micro Rubio.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. positron1352 says:

    The visual is very Reaganesque–only better. This guy is amazing and I pray that God takes care of him.

    Liked by 5 people

  21. thesavvyinvester says:

    Is that Seema Verma behind him to the left in front of the American Flag? Love to see her take over for Dr Tom Price…


  22. nor'easter says:

    Get the Zippo.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Pam says:

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  24. Pam says:

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  25. sunnydaze says:

    This was a great speech. Loved it.

    Unbelievable, but not surprising, how much regs have grown since the 60’s.

    And coincidentally (sarc) that was right about when the Middle Class began being destroyed. It was a long process, but Wash. D.C. finally got us there.

    Time to turn the ship around.

    Thankyou, President Trump!

    Liked by 3 people

  26. Pam says:

    Liked by 6 people

  27. scott467 says:

    “President Trump declares, “were going to cut a ribbon because were getting back below the 1960 level, and well be back there fairly quickly.”



    He’s really going to cut regulations to BELOW the 1960 level, i.e., LESS THAN 20,000 pages of regulations, compared to the current 185,000 pages?

    ROCK ON!

    Like cutting the ropes used by the Lilliputians to tie Gulliver down!

    Liked by 3 people

  28. Mia C says:

    I’m so excited to watch this and then read y’all’s reaction. I love Trump. He makes the presidency fun to keep track of. It’s like a real life reality show, and I mean that in a great way. He brings us in to the process to enjoy the show.
    –LOL…who else could make de-regulation an event? Not even Reagan figured out how to do that.

    Liked by 1 person

    • prenanny says:

      It shows how close we truly came to no longer existing as a Republic, regulations were not just impacting business they were becoming a huge cost to EVERYONE.
      I have a hope/feeling that President TRUMP will announce new Standards for building codes and bring back sanity. The added costs to new home building eg: demanding things like sand mound septic systems, higher and higher R values for insulation ( all the “green” shite ) must be removed, what kind of toilets, what kind of electric plugs…
      The best way to make individual housing affordable again at NO COST to the taxpayers.


  29. sundance says:

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  30. Mia C says:

    He’s a deregulation machine. The new regulation/cut old regulation idea is one of the greatest I’ve ever heard. Every system gets overly complicated over time. So at one time we needed more regulation. This is NOT that time.

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Michael says:

    I asked an EPA guy in the 1990’s what if it turns out the “ozone hole” isn’t caused by R12?
    He said it didn’t matter because Congress saw a new tax bonanza so it really didn’t matter what the science might be. The fact much of the rest of the world after the ban R12 was dirt cheap and available meant nothing.

    Liked by 2 people

    • treehouseron says:

      My brain isn’t smart enough to ever understand how they claim a gas, that occurs naturally on the earth or is created out of stuff on the earth, can destroy the environment of the earth.

      Liked by 1 person

      • prenanny says:

        If they say it often enough their “cousin” can get a government contract to: monitor, inspect or prevent. This is where all the backhanders come from these otherwise sight unseen regulations that all come with funding. Think of the giant scam radon is…


    • ivanthenuc says:

      I remember reading quite a bit about this at the time and if my memory serves me correctly, the hole in the ozone layer had been there forever as far as anyone knows as it was first noticed back in the 1920s. There was a theory that it was related to volcanic activity. And yes, it was much like Alar on apples and the whole climate change schtick in that it was nothing more than a cash cow for members of the uni-party and those connected to them.


  32. treehouseron says:

    I’m a pretty simple guy, I love stuff like this. I’m the type of person that believes we only need three laws

    1. Don’t hurt anybody
    2. Don’t take anybody’s stuff
    3. Don’t lie to somebody in such a way that it hurts them or makes them lose their stuff (fraud)

    Every other problem falls under one of those three laws. You murder somebody? That’s #1. You screwed over all your customers, Wells Fargo? That falls under #3. Hillary? She’s guilty of #1 #2 and lots of #3.

    So seeing all of this deregulating makes my heart swell. I honestly don’t feel like he’s getting rid of any common sense regulations, either. It’s completely possible to have less regulations on something like the environment, do a better job of protecting the environment than the myriad of regulations we have now.

    Simplicity is OFTEN better.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

    Love seeing this story.
    Nice to feel warm fuzzies instead of cold angries once in a while.


  34. intercesser says:

    A general consensus has been building for a while now that this country is rotten at the very top and the very bottom , and the middle is being crushed in the squeeze between those two groups . Given these painful realities , let us all please remember who our true friends are , and also who our false friends are . Real enemies identify themselves .


  35. hiddenmountain63 says:

    This is all well and good, and long overdue. But, there is a law about to go into effect on December 18th that will force the installation of Electronic Logging Devices, ELD’s, into the cab of every truck in the US. This is an unprecedented intrusion into the trucking industry. In spite of the media’s fake news, the trucking industry has, by far, the best safety record based on miles traveled than any other road users. These devices are untested, intrusive, and go against the spirit of deregulation.
    As a small example, a UPS driver with a load of critical freight was out of hours only half an hour from his destination. He was forced to park on the side of the road because a little black box told him to. A tow truck was sent to hook on to the entire rig and get it to his destination. That’s insane! Expect to see lots of trucks parked all over the place if this stupid law is enacted!
    The economy rides on 18 wheels, and truckers, generally honest and hard working people, have had to play cat and mouse for years, just to get products moved. They get little to no respect, are harassed and fined over petty infractions constantly.
    In my opinion, the entire MAGA agenda is going to suffer because of this ELD thing. I saw Elain Chow standing in the background, and she’s an old swamp creature, and is married to the king of the swamp, Mitch McConnell. The only ones who are going to benefit from this are the mega carriers, and Chow knows this.
    Call the White House and demand that this one mandate be stopped!


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