Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Barack Obama - #2569 - Yes, Obama Is Indeed Moving Toward the Middle - American Thinker (2) Toward a 21st-Century Regulatory System - Wall Street Journal

The question is - how many people can he fool? Clinton did a masterful job of, for instance, making it appear that welfare reform was his idea. And given the fact that the president - any president - has the ability to control the national agenda, it would seem that Obama's conversion as born again free marketer as evidenced by his op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, might pull the wool over many voter's eyes: In an article published in the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Obama said he intends to issue an executive order initiating a review to "make sure we avoid excessive, inconsistent and redundant regulation," focusing on rules that "stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive." He also suggested future regulations must do their job "while promoting economic growth."........ I doubt anything of substance will come of this review. For instance, he won't scrap FinReg or Obamacare - two job killing measures right there. As with everything else about Obama, it will be smoke and mirrors that he will try and sell as policy to voters in 2012. Read more........


Toward a 21st-Century Regulatory System - Barack Obama - Wall Street Journal - For two centuries, America's free market has not only been the source of dazzling ideas and path-breaking products, it has also been the greatest force for prosperity the world has ever known. That vibrant entrepreneurialism is the key to our continued global leadership and the success of our people. But throughout our history, one of the reasons the free market has worked is that we have sought the proper balance. We have preserved freedom of commerce while applying those rules and regulations necessary to protect the public against threats to our health and safety and to safeguard people and businesses from abuse. Read more.........

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