Watching Government: Redundant regulations

05/21/2012
The White House announced five final rules on May 10 that it said would save nearly $6 billion in the next 5 years by eliminating outdated regulations and unjustified requirements. US President Barack Obama also signed an executive order making it a continuing federal obligation for agencies and departments to review their rules to see if they still make sense. "Smart rules can save lives and keep us safe, but there are some regulations that don't make sense and cost too much," Obama said. "We will remain vigilant when it comes to eliminating regulations that are not necessary or that impose unnecessary burdens on America's families and businesses." The five major regu...
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