IBD: Regulation Nation

“Over the first three years of each administration, Obama’s White House created four times as many rules as the Bush administration. This is the regulatory regime that was supposed to bring growth and job creation.”

Investor’s Business Daily editorializes:

… The president has claimed that he’s “approved fewer regulations in the first three years of my presidency than my Republican predecessor did in his.” But Heritage reveals these “fewer regulations” include:

New energy standards for refrigerators, freezers, clothes dryers and air conditioners; testing and labeling requirements for toys; limits on auto emissions of greenhouse gases; employer requirements for posting labor rules; more explicit warnings on cigarette packs; health plan eligibility standards; expanded employment requirements for the disabled; and higher minimum wages for foreign workers…