White House battle vs. red tape continues
July 11th, 2011
02:37 PM ET
3 years ago

White House battle vs. red tape continues

Washington (CNNMoney) - In a nod to Big Business, President Obama on Monday issued an executive order asking independent agencies to rid their books of old and outdated regulations.

The White House made a similar request earlier this year to agencies it oversees. The new order asks agencies that don't answer to the White House to join in this call to cut red tape.

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  1. Republicans - The "Not Intended To Be Factually Accurate" Party

    This goes to show the LYING that Republican politicians do and which the MEDIA allows them to get away with.

    For the past year, EVERY print or TV journalist should have confronted GOP spokespersons with the fact that this Executive Order was in effect ANY TIME that person claimed that President Obama was "anti-business" or was implementing "job killing regulations".

    The press does the public a disservice when it lacks the intellect and courage to call out obvious lies or attempts to mislead. If the media wants to KEEP it's vaunted "Freedom of the Press", it better display more utility to our national integrity than Mr. Murdoch's newspapers and television stations.

    False commentary from news hosts about how both sides are at fault for bad behavior are wrong & useless. Until the "offsetting penalty flags" stop, the game will not improve.

    July 11, 2011 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. The Obama Recession Continues Unabated, Obama Depression on the way

    How about starting with the repeal of Obamacare??? If you REALLY want to get the economy going, THAT would be a big start.

    July 11, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. CNN The Masters of Spin

    The "old and outdated regulations" are not a problem Mr Empty Suit...........all you need to end are the regulations YOU and your DNC/Liberal Cronies have shackeld businesses with since your regime takeover!

    July 11, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. ConservaFASCISTS

    And who said this president was anti-business. Those Wall St. guys are sure happy Daley is the Chief of Staff. Otherwise, Rahm would have told them to go to hell.

    July 11, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Don't forget that GWB deregulated quite a bit, and under-enforced even more. Has anyone noticed how many consumer alerts and industrial accidents we have had over the past decade compared to the Clinton years?

    July 11, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  6. Four and The Door

    Bravo President Obama. Bravo! This is a step in the right direction.

    July 11, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  7. RUsurprised

    WOW! What a concept. Long overdue.

    July 11, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |