- Jul 19, 2012
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President Trump has made good and then some on his pledge to slash costly federal regulations, issuing the fewest new rules in recorded history in his first two years, according to a new analysis.
In fact, the efforts by the White House, Office of Management and Budget, and several agencies to cut and reduce the flow of regulations this year have only ever been topped once: by the same Trump team last year.
“At year-end 2018, how is President Donald Trump’s regulatory reform project going? Better than Obama, Bush II, and Clinton in terms of fewer regulations; but not as good as Trump’s own first year,” said the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
The President is just a guy who contracted to do a bunch of things and is now doing his best to follow through. In his days as a real estate developer he used a regimen that got big construction projects completed: Work tirelessly, long hours, constantly pester the principle actors to do their jobs with phone calls, visits, and texts, do or say whatever is necessary to motivate people and remove obstacles, plan ahead to avoid red tape, keep the press out of the way by distracting it with shiny objects, e.g., outrageous statements, and so on.