Source: Detroit News
quote: According to the Office of the Federal Register, in 1998, the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the official listing of all regulations in effect, contained a total of 134,723 pages in 201 volumes that claimed 19 feet of shelf space. In 1970, the CFR totaled only 54,834 pages.
quote: The General Accountability Office (GAO) reports that in the four fiscal years from 1996 to 1999, a total of 15,286 new federal regulations went into effect. Of these, 222 were classified as "major" rules, each one having an annual effect on the economy of at least $100 million
quote: So we should judge him on how others react to his policies, in some arbitrary and myopic sampling? Just because there are insane people out there who don't think he's gone far enough, doesn't mean his policies should meet our approval.
quote: It doesn't matter if we say "Marxist" or Socialist or Kensyian. It all springs from the same well.
quote: Since you are no doubt in favor of Obama, or go out of your way to defend him, we have nothing to say to each other.
quote: Interesting that the identification of someone as potentially being somewhere other than where you are on the political spectrum is your ground for deciding a conversation would not be fruitful.
quote: In my case, I think we can't speak productively not because you self-identify as a conservative, but because you don't have an understanding of what the myriad of differences are between different strands of socialism, keynesian economics and communism.
quote: Because it never is. You don't think I've done it hundreds of times? The end result of two ideologies slamming against each other is always the same.
quote: Good luck with your Holy War! Remember, the price of freedom is eternal vigilance!
quote: Oh, you English are *so* superior, aren't you? Well, would you like to know what you'd be without us, the good ol' U.S. of A. to protect you? I'll tell you. The smallest fucking province in the Russian Empire, that's what! So don't call me stupid, lady. Just thank me.