Feds Created More Regulations in 2015 Than in Any Previous Year

regulationsBy Joshua Krause

Regardless of whether or you’re a liberal, conservative, libertarian, or something else entirely, the rapid growth of federal laws and regulations is bad news for everybody. We now live in a society that is ruled by so many laws, no single person can keep track of them all. Which means that no matter who you are or what you do, it’s impossible to go about your daily life without breaking some onerous and vague rule. Any one of us could be fined or imprisoned at any time.

And, unfortunately, 2015 was a record-breaking year for new regulations. According to the Office of the Federal Register, which keeps track of government agency rules and public notices, 81,611 pages of regulations and proposed rules were created in 2015. That is significantly higher than 2014’s 77,687 pages, and more than the all-time high of 81,405, which was set in 2010.

All told, about 3,378 rules were finalized, and 2,334 regulations are at some stage of consideration. In addition to this, President Obama issued 29 executive orders and 31 executive memorandums (with plenty more to come in 2016). The only question that remains, is what new horrors does the Federal Register have in store for us this year?

Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.

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  • gawain

    Barry knows how to sign his name – incredible albeit doubtful.
    the only e/o ever signed worth anything is e/o 11110 – print real silver certificates – right JFK.

  • James Bennett

    The State weaving more webs in which to trap their pray.
    Enriching the Corporation Doing Business As USA, Inc..

  • Vito Caputo

    Perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate your blanket attitude about “regulations”. Realize that the term has been turned into a loaded word… by the media: “regulation” now implies “prevention” — taking away “freedom”.

    Corporations perceive regulations as restrictions that erode their current and future profits. Regulations take away their freedom to do whatever they want to make more money… regardless of its impact on the rest of humanity.

    Without question… some regulations appear to be silly and unnecessary. Expending energy to get rid of such regulations is a good thing.

    Still… (the vast majority of American) regulations are put in place to curtail behavior that is not in the best interest of maintaining (and expanding) the American quality of life.

    So why is it that the response to complaints about too many regulations… NEVER include the word “protections”? Take a guess. (Hint: who controls your perception of reality?)

    When you tout deregulation… be mindful that getting rid of “their” restrictions is actually getting rid of “our” protections.

  • 83footsailor

    BIG BROTHER thinking they know best – – but BIG BROTHER and company – – are as dumb as a DOOR NAIL . /////////////////////

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