In what will come as a most unwelcome surprise to anyone concerned about the growth of government power, President Obama earned the dubious honor of presiding over the biggest number of federal regulations in a single year to date. With 572 pages added to the Federal Register, which keeps record of every rule passed by the government, the directory now stands at a staggering 81,460 pages for this year:
“Obama also held the prior record, 81,405 pages in 2010.
The 80,000 page mark has been passed in only three previous years (2010, 2011, 2015).
The chart below shows the highest 15 Federal Register Federal Register page counts. Note that Obama holds seven of the 10 highest-ever tallies.
Yet nearly a month and a half remain in this record-setting year.
No one knows what the future holds, but at a pace of well over 1,000 pages weekly, the Federal Register could easily top 90,000 pages this year.
The simple algebra says that at the current pace we’ll add 11,190 pages over the next 44 days, to end 2016 at around 92,830 pages.”
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Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute