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Obama Just Set A Mind-Blowing Record Among ALL U.S. Presidents, And It Says A Lot

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George Washington was “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”

Barack Obama, by contrast, is first in red tape and regulations.

In fact, a new analysis of the mountains of minutiae published daily in the Federal Register, the official government journal of all federal rules, regulations, proclamations and other government business, shows no one can generate red tape like Obama.

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The Obama administration, since arriving in Washington in 2009, has published 545,857 pages of rules, according to Clyde Wayne Crews, vice president of policy for the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Obama has six of the seven highest annual totals for pages published in the Federal Register ever since publication began in 1936. Only President George W. Bush, in 2008, cracked Obama’s stranglehold on the most pages published.

As of Wednesday, Obama had published 78,648 pages. He still has almost two weeks remaining in 2015 to try to break his all-time record of 81,405 pages.

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“President Obama has no peer in Federal Register bloat, today setting records compared to both himself and all past presidents. Of the seven highest-ever annual page counts since the Federal Register first began in 1936, six of them belong to Obama as of today,” Crews said.

In mocking Obama, Crews was also making a point about the reach of the federal government.

“The sheer magnitude of the Federal Register and the constant threat of the pen and phone seem to be changing things,” Crews said. “There remains no corner of the economy or our personal lives on which the Federal government has not staked a claim either explicitly or via regulatory dark matter, so the heft of the Register is no longer something that can be shrugged off or ignored.”

h/t: Washington Examiner

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