WOW indeed. Take a gander at the photo of the 2013 Federal Register and its 80,000 pages of federal regulations via Sen. Lee’s Facebook page:

https://twitter.com/SenMikeLee/status/422206602779713536

https://twitter.com/dratpt/status/422256361678704640

https://twitter.com/greggnunziata/status/422207537128411136

Yep.

https://twitter.com/JBF2102/status/422265446822588416

Citizens on Twitter also voiced their disbelief, anger and frustration.

https://twitter.com/SteveS2016/status/422373762517172224

https://twitter.com/mickeynu477/status/422361191579537408

https://twitter.com/cheryl42058/status/422231239291314176

In a nutshell:

https://twitter.com/tonyfro23/status/422216753406820352

And an exit plea to Sen. Lee:

https://twitter.com/digitalski/status/422337095722496000

Amen. Keep fighting the good fight, senator.

Related:

Whoa: Sen. McConnell tweets shocking photo of the 20,000 pages of Obamacare regulations

Twitchy coverage of Sen. Mike Lee

  • MagPie

    I believe the number of regulations. I just bought a new dishwasher and on the 1st page of the operations is a govt regulation of how much phosphorous can be in your dishwashing detergent. Too many regulations. It has to stop.

    • rambler

      Get a box of triple phosphate and add your own….. the dishes will be cleaner and the gov can go to he!!.

      • Republicanvet

        I believe Washington state banned dish soap with phosphorus.

        I recall reading a news article about people smuggling it into the state because of the ban.

        • rambler

          CA banned it in laundry detergent and the major manufacturers removed it. I’ve been adding it back in ever since. No need to smuggle it as long as the home improvement stores carry it in the paint prep section.

          • TexasStomp

            Yet another law passed for the sake of appearance and little else, given TSP is available in not only paint stores but Lowe’s, Home Desperate, Ace and most mom and pop hardware stores all over the country.

          • rambler

            And I’ll bet sales are up and not for prepping walls either.

          • Daryl Watson

            Was it an actual passed law or just a regulation by an unelected representative of the people?

          • Ryan Schneider.

            It’s not even toxic! Hell, we need a certain amount in our bones!

          • Ryan Schneider.

            I was reading a sci-fi comic poking fun of this stupidity. Some ignoramus complained about phosphorus in their water, as if it were a toxic metal, which it isn’t. Pur and Britta filters improve the taste, but that wasn’t good enough for some career activists, so they got it banned, as if it was on par with mercury.

          • Fairfax51

            And they put all the mercury in my light bulbs. Babies with 2 heads and six legs. Thanks.

          • Ryan Schneider.

            Why aren’t Gallium LEDs being used in bulbs? Gallium is mostly harmless and not neurotoxic at all, (large amounts can cause anemia, but that’s the extent of it).

          • Fairfax51

            H*ll if I know. I like the ones Tesla invented. GE just can’t make enough money off them anymore, so out with the good ones, in with the more expensive, more dangerous, bad ones that provide less light and don’t last as long.

          • Ryan Schneider.

            Tesla worked with gallium? Shouldn’t be surprised, I guess. It is amazing stuff, fun to sculpt like clay.

          • Fairfax51

            My guess, follow the money.

        • http://IKnowBO.com/ Slam1263

          Criminal Aliens can get Driver’s Licenses, and registered to vote.
          But I can’t get my dishes spotless.

        • Fairfax51

          It’s true, it’s true. I was there. Christmas list…send friends in Washington State dish soap and laundry soap. Shopping easier, shipping more expensive.

    • rennyangel2

      Incandescent light bulbs are dead this year, you can’t buy a toilet that flushes with one try, lawn mowers say things like “Do not try to touch the mower blades while they are turning,” and ILLEGALS ARE UP COR CONSIDERATION OF AMNESTY IN THE HOUSE.

      Join Numbers USA and send free faxes repeatedly to Cong.

    • carlcasino

      Just installed a tankless H/W htr. 54 pages of excellent instructions and parts lists, etc. Four pages of warnings,i.e. if you smell gas evacuate and call the gas company. Two things come to mind. Manufacturer covering his arse against lawsuits and/or govt. bureaucracy making work.

    • Fairfax51

      I bought a new wash machine. Couldn’t find one that didn’t “save water”. Now my clean clothes are full of soap and are dirty.
      My water saving toilet cost me $600 to dig up the back yard and replace the pipes because the drain pipe is not slanted downward enough for gravity to do its job w/o enough water. Will have to do it about every 10 years or use drain cleaning chemicals all the time to keep it clear.
      Regulation hell.

  • conservativechick

    “…all written and passed by unelected bureaucrats. The small stack of papers on top of the display are the laws passed by elected members of Congress and signed into law by the president.”
    WOW, is right! Has anyone actually read all of these and how many do you think actually understand what’s in them? Not many.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      Trial lawyers probably have staffers assigned to read specific sections to find sources of income for them.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        There are often what are called “private Attorney General actions” in which a citizen who has a beef can have the fees for their lawyer shifted to the loser of a lawsuit brought to enforce some of these provisions. In other words, the lawyer, after figuring out what can be sued on, can go out and find some allegedly-aggrieved party, where the facts of a prospective client’s case make it a slam-dunk. It’s a no-lose proposition. (There used to be crimes under Common Law, called “Champerty” and “Maintenance” which made such lawsuits illegal– but guess who had those laws repealed?)

        • Ryan Schneider.

          Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men….

      • Ryan Schneider.

        They are either condemned criminals, or they commute up to work.

    • Ryan Schneider.

      I’d sooner eat a gun then be paid to read that living hell of eternal boredom. I question the human origin of any creature that can actually write this abomination, let alone read it.

  • Roadster73

    Aren’t we supposed to be saving trees?

  • rambler

    80,000 pages of regulation and not one word supporting or preserving liberty. Gov is way out of control and focused on all the wrong things.

    • 3seven77

      I cannot believe some loser down-voted this comment.

      • CHHR

        good news is, we outnumber… all we have to do is transfer that to legal votes, because, heaven knows, that loser needs all the illegal ones they can manage to stuff into the ballot box

      • rambler

        It happens from time to time.

      • pajamakat

        I can. The libs are out in droves today.

      • Frustrated Teacher

        There are always OFA trolls around to downvote things like that and spew White House talking points…..consider positive you didn’t get a rant rather than just a down vote.

    • BlueGood

      And here’s an astute observation on dealing with Obama…(Dear friend from Oklahoma sent this “Quote” to me today)….

      “Negotiating with Obama
      is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces,
      shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game.”

      Vladimir
      Putin-2013

      Pretty darn accurate hunh??? It’s surprising the Goof in Chief did not hurl up 180,000 pages….

    • Stephen Edwards

      “As government expands, liberty contracts.” -Ronald Reagan

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    So much paper. Global warming is nearing. 80K pages at a time.

  • nobodiesfool

    Forget that entry level min wage jobs were never intended to support a family, these regs are a clear example of why people are scrapping by. Taxes, teacher’s unions failing our kids, wasting billions of dollars, and job killing regulations are the real reasons people can not earn enough to support families without help. Of course this only covers those who want to support thier own, those who do not will never get enough unearned crap.

  • JeffWRidge

    The more regulations they create, the less free we are.

    • Spiny Norman

      A free people are much harder to control. With that many regulations, you cannot go through a day without violating some of them, which makes you a “lawbreaker” of one kind or an0ther, and your lawbreaking must be controlled…

  • CHHR

    I have to laugh… I remember when I was called a fire breather for daring to ask why we needed all these regs… unfortunately, when law is passed that neither considers previous law, nor works to coordinate the effects of the intent of law… this is exactly what happens…

    Funny part is Americans typically vote based on political pedigree… the first bullet point ALWAYS focuses on what laws they’ve either sponsored or helped to push forward.

    What do you get? 80,000 pages of regulations that confound the average citizen while covertly benefitting those that pay attention and pay to play.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      And when you try to investigate proposed legislation, you run into sentences similar to:

      This supercedes CFR 31.3 (para 7-9) and implements provisions of USC 17, sec 7.14, unless authorized by the Secretary.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        “Secretary,” for these purposes, meaning some bureaucrat in the Department; do you think the Cabinet member ever sees any of this $#!t?

      • CHHR

        May be, because following the legislative and regulatory process is part of my job, the sentence is not confusing to me… but, when it includes “unless authorized” I think anyone, irrespective of their political prowess, can figure out that the sentence is one of those all too familiar legislative machinations designed to open up interpretive mind bending.

        That’s the point… we don’t have a media that does what it was intended to do… we lack a representative body that does what it was intended to do… and we lack the funding to have our voice heard, let alone respected…

        We’re on our own here and those that do this have at least 100 years of advanced manipulative experience. We need to start by understanding first and foremost, just how the system really does work and go from there.

        There’s an excellent book out there… “Extortion”
        Notwithstanding that, I think it’s equally as important to be able to debate with reason… a couple of other excellent books come to mind: The Virtues of Capitalism and Defending the Free Market…

        • Old Patriot

          That’s all well and good, but when Nancy Peeloosely and Harry Red pass a 2000-page bill that gives several cabinet agencies carte blanche to do as they please with health care and other things, the solution is a rope, tree, body. Assembly is up to the individual, but I’m beginning to believe this country started going to he!! when we stopped hanging politicians. Time to start doing it again, beginning with the two named above.

          • CHHR

            You know, while I fully agree with you that the legislative branch has wielded some interesting punches to the American people, we’ve got some interesting options available to us… like may be by joining the push for a convention of the states… and I don’t mean by pushing constitutional amendments that include Christmas trees.

        • Ryan Schneider.

          Wow… If the average bureaucrat is like a virus, you must be a vaccine.

    • 4liberty

      This is what you get when you have existing corporations participating in law making. They kill any competition by using congress to regulate completion. With no competition there will be no growth.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Markedly, the word is Play…They work it through many forms of propaganda…as The Game of Life and not the board game.

      Here’s an old article which is long (5 pages and worth the reading), one that is so the telling, and the seething … Stumbled upon it, by attempting to find out ‘did we ever find out who did the run on banks in the summer of 2008?’…

      Source: http://www.rollingstone.com

      Secret and lies of the bailout 2013 01 04
      http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104

      • CHHR

        Oh yes, when I printed (12 pages btw) and began reading, it occurred to me I was one of those who happened to stumble across this article because, like many, I was one of those “seething” and looking for answers….

        One difference… did you happen to notice the victim narrative woven all through the document? Those poor, hapless, democrats snookered by Wall Street and Bush appointed feds… I don’t know if you equally noticed the very coy but unmistakable involvement of the Obama team in devising the “solution” that left many of us paying for their brain child out in the cold.

        Forget that the real story behind the crash in 2008 started over a decade earlier right in the hallowed halls of Congress… with many of these seemingly blindsided Congressional weasels eagerly adding their part of the very legislation that enabled the crash of 2008… handsomely paid of course, by those seemingly evil 1%ers from Wall Street…

        Isn’t it amazing that they think us so incapable of reasonable thought we wouldn’t see any of this?

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Oh, most certainly, we noticed CHHR…
          We found it to be incredibly “convenient” that the writer left out that tiny bit of information regarding the cause of the banks going under. No mention was made of the fact that gov required the banks to make loans to folks that couldn’t pay them back. How nice that one of the lawyers involved in these early lawsuits had the initials of “BHO”, to wit:
          Depicted Under Plaintiff’s Lawyers one will find:

          9000Obama, Barack H. (Illinois)
          FH-IL-0011-9000
          * The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse *
          University of Michigan Law School
          ……
          Source:
          Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank
          http://www.clearinghouse.net/detail.php?id=10112

          • CHHR

            AND, I might add, the reason he and his wifey poo had to relinquish their law licenses…

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            reason ‘ ? ‘

          • CHHR

            oh, but of course it’s sealed… but, and I don’t think I’m going out on a limb here, it just may have to do with his lack of legal and professional ethics… ya think?

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Purposefully, sealed. And he is flagrant in his pompously lacking, regardless of the subject matter.

          • Ryan Schneider.

            Just like Stanley Dunham’s missing FBI file…

    • Ryan Schneider.

      What is even more tragic is that when people do break pedigree voting, it is as traumatic as losing a religion. How does such foolish faith get started? If Thomas Pain were here to observe this, he would say faith in a Monarchical dynasty was less superstitious.

  • TJ

    Congress is called a “do nothing” congress when you count all the bills passed. Yet they rule by regulations, not by laws.

  • CLEmom

    Can’t imagine why 92 million Americans are unemployed…

  • Republicanvet

    How many of these will turn formerly law-abiding citizens into a felon for doing what was common sense things?

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      While impossible to prove, you can bet that each and every one of us is already a felon because there’s no way that anyone can possibly know all the laws, rule, regulations, etc. that have been established to date. These 80,000 pages are just the beginning, as all of the new agencies (Illegal) coming our way (one being, CFPB – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – (Richard Cordray-Director was initially unconfirmed by the U.S. Senate), et al. CFPB, data mines, obtains all credit card receipts, ATM withdrawal receipts, obtains private information from Bankruptcy law firms about prior people, whom have sought the courts, by using their being a protection agency for the people yet are an agency of the Federal Govt and poses as an agency that is their for those that believe that the credit card company(ies) have done them wrong; as the Govt is using these agencies to establish a firmer grip and control over us, further limiting our individual freedoms than ever before. They know everything purchased and everything deposited in all the accounts of every single citizen.

      We are tracked in every single form fashion, way shape or form.

      It is Super Sized Steroidal Soviet KGB only, it is the 0’Govt. And we will be continually impugned.

      Hopefully you read this article ( it’s a year old, and it’s long, 5 pages, yet is a necessary read)…
      Source: http://www.rollingstone.com
      Secret and lies of the bailout 2013 01 04
      http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104

      …Also, remember, your credit report is The Deciding Factor for your HealthCare Insurance Account, now called ObamaCommieCrapCare-Un-Affordable Care Act – 0Govt Single Payer…

      We are the United Obama States Banks, et al. And your money, your life, doesn’t belong to you any long…./Sarcasm turned off.

      • Ryan Schneider.

        Buy N’ LARGE SUPER Store! All you need, and so much more!

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Exactly, Ryan.

          • Ryan Schneider.

            So, where do you want to live on the Axiom? I want a cabin on the stern, so I can always see where we wander…

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            LOL. Binoculars, take binoculars…telescope…

          • Ryan Schneider.

            Hope we don’t get too fat….

    • H50 ✓RAT

      I read a study some years ago that the average person violates approximately 2000 laws a day. Obviously, it would be more now.

  • Adela Wagner

    This is why Obama gave the EPA a “broad brush”. He cannot get what he wants through Congress so the King shall rule by Regulation.
    We’re waiting for them to come after our woodburning stove and our 1987 Ford Ranger. Maryland already goes after rain barrel water collecting so when that happens in Ohio we will have to tear down our 22 barrels.
    How can you feel safe starting a business, knowing that you may have gone against something in these pages that may cause you to be catastrophically fined and put out of business?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      When I hear people poo-poo “over-intrusive government” I ask them why just about every company of any size has an office or department for regulatory compliance. And I often wonder how many new laws and regs contradict or force disobedience of existing laws and regs.

      • Adela Wagner

        I too. Did you catch John Stossel show about starting a business here vs. Japan? He had to fill out all kinds of forms and produce a business plan, apply for all kinds of zoning permits and licenses, and was told it could be weeks to months,here. Then in Japan, he got a business license and was in business in 24 hours.
        Yes, just like cheating on taxes, they make the tax code so hard to understand and contradictory that you have to have a tax attorney or you just muddle through and cross your fingers hoping you did nothing wrong.

        • Adela Wagner

          Also if anyone would like to see our rain water system and the house we built ourselves, there are some pics on my twitter acct.– click on the words “photos and videos” over top of the photo thumbnails to see all.

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            Cool pics ! Cute pups !

            What’s the deal with the logs ?

          • Adela Wagner

            That is a shelter covered in small logs and discs. It’s a prepper thing, haha and something I would love to have. Inside looks like a small studio apt.

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            That’s pretty cool ! It just looks like a pile of logs…good camouflage !

            Small studio apt. sounds like a large prison cell though…..

            😉

          • Adela Wagner

            Depends on what you put in there 😉 And who’s on the OUTSIDE.

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            WOW ! HUGE opening (wink, wink) for a completely sexist joke that I’d get down voted and censored for…..

            😉

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          Annnnndddd, either way (Hiring a Tax Lawyer, non-compliance fees, or 0BAMASCAM), there goes your Tax refund… Jawamax 8<{D}

      • LissaKay

        Well … that’s creating jobs! Isn’t it??

      • CHHR

        I work with companies in that “regulatory and compliance” industry you talk about… I also give hundreds of seminars, webinars, and focus groups every year to help others navigate the bloody path of compliance…

        Trust me when I tell you, there is no such thing as compliance, just a best effort to minimize the affects of non-compliance… and the government will step in now and again to pull our hard earned equity as they see fit…

        You do know, for all the BS out there… corporations ARE treated as people and ALL people, for government purposes, are an off-balance sheet revenue stream to support their incessant need to line their own pockets.

        BTW: EVERY member of Congress is now officially considered a millionaire… imagine that.

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Hey, CHHR, what’s a millionaire? We thought we were in the Trillions by now…oh wait, we are and they are coming to get it all they can while they can.

          • CHHR

            multi-millionaire is reserved for the top guns… millionaire is used to describe the lucrative venture of politics… and all members are now at least a millionaire.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            We were just pun(ning) you…;’)

          • CHHR

            moi?

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Yay. Yay.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      ..And GOD FORBID if they come after the underground Wells on peoples’ private property… Remember, #WaterAndPower? #TankGirl Jawamax 8<{D}

  • JustMyOpinion

    Smaller Government needed, this is so ridiculous what is going on…. we need to get conservatives voted in or this will keep going on,,, no jobs in this country and all because of to many regulations, to high of corporate taxes, etc,

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Just about every Act of Congress passed has a boilerplate clause that says that “Congress shall have the authority to enforce this Act through appropriate legislation,” which usually consists of saying, “OK, Agency, here’s the general idea of what we want to you to do– so now, you fill in the details, like we told you to do in the Act that set your Agency up in the first place,” this after Congress itself has stuck so many exceptions and special conditions into the Act that it’s a marvel the Agency can get around to coming up with their own.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      And the punitive damages are always the e n d … when one hasn’t done a d*mn thing wrong, too.

  • bittman

    Now that the Center for American Progress guy is back in the White House, expect the regulations to triple. Progressives must increase their power and control over every aspect of our lives because, according to them, we are too stupid to make any intelligent decisions regarding our daily life.

  • http://o.com CaptDMO

    So how many copies of that are printed/ distributed?
    How many are printed?
    Do ALL copies come in those nice display shelves?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      If you want a full copy of it, The head of distribution of Congressional Literature and Legislation is Helen Waite…If you get my drift… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • J_W_C_NM

    With all due respect, where was the limited government proponents when Bush was pushing through the Department of Redundancy Department (Homeland Security), the Patriot Act, TSA, expanding civil forfeiture, and growing government faster than most previous Democrats. We the people must be vigilant against any encroachment of liberty from all enemies foreign and domestic, Republican or Democrat.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      But which party is far and away MORE behind most of these regulations? R or D? Repubs don’t have clean hands in this, true, but please don’t make this a “no difference between the two parties” argument.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        ▲ voted by us x 1001…;’)

      • CHHR

        Been trying to explain to folks for years… the only time R & D, or even I mean a damned thing is during an election… once elected, they come to DC to be triangulated into an homogeneous breed of despots.

        This isn’t about political stripes, it’s about the government run amok against her citizens… don’t vote party, vote people. Don’t contribute to any party, contribute to people… unless and until we get back to supporting a person, the machine will always win.

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          ▲ Votes x 10000000000 by
          OLLPOH ~ Which stands for Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness

        • Spiny Norman

          .. once elected, they come to DC to be triangulated into an homogeneous breed of despots.

          P.J. O’Roarke pointed this out in Parliament of Whores 20 years ago, and yet some people still don’t get it.

        • Ryan Schneider.

          Exactly! Starve the pork!

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Ummmm, TEA Party.

    • Ryan Schneider.

      I hate the lesser of two evils cynicism that kills hope and ideals, although it cannot be denied that the pork on either side are very different species; on the right side I see pens of hungry pot bellied pig, on the other, inside electrified titanium steel cages are monstrous entilodonts. From a distance, my resolve is to stop feeding them all, but my resolve fades as I aproch the containers. Try to starve THAT? They are barely contained when regularly fed, how more dangerous will they become if they become desperate? And if my resolve fails, I would be a hypocrite to only starve the small pigs. Thus this maddening conundrum: finding and sharing courage.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Good for Sen Lee. This is a huge issue that needs much more attention. Visual aids like this go a long way in educating the LIVs.

    He (and other Repubs) also have to make sure they hammer home the connection between this and job suppression. Who is going to venture out to start a small business that could hire people if they are faced with this?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Why do we even need 80,000 pages of regulations, when we have three short (but succinct) documents:The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Federalist papers?

      Oh yeah, Liberal Democrats, making life for (REAL!) average Americans as confusing and oppressive as possible! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Senator Lee,
    Some one(s) got some explaining to do to us…..

    On top of all the lies. On top of all the lack of transparency. On top of all the bait and switching. On top of all the impunity that we are experiencing. On top of all the reasons why we don’t know any of this and where are the Sunset dates on all of these regulations. On top of where and when did the people give the permission for these regulations other than the wielding of the Executive Branch, and the Senate being totally unmoored from the constitution and wielding the Welfare Clause as though it were the entire constitution, yet, the Executive Branch is corrupt and tyrannical with the the Federal Reserve Bank, Treasury, IRS/Treasury, Banks, Fannie, Freddie, GM, DOJ, CFPB, NSA, NASA, EPA, etc., etc. et al.
    And being that we believe in our country and the government is largess and Leviathan, just how do we the people shrink the 15 headed Leviathan and remove the 20 legs, knowing full well that any day we may hear a knock on the door.

    • CHHR

      one question…. will you marry me? 😉

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Huh? What?! Aww, CHHR…Now you’ve gone and plum twisted up our butt hairs…We don’t know who you’re proposing to, Mr. or Mrs. OLLPOH?

        • CHHR

          LOL yes

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Huh? What? Huh? Braiding continues…LOL!!!

            OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness…emphasis on “Our”…

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            What is the CHHR stand for?

          • CHHR

            told ya before, my initials… nothing stellar

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Sunset Dates, yeah…

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        We know, we aren’t holding our breathe either nc.

  • kentercat

    And after the collapse, we can burn them for warmth.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Butttt, what about the carbon tax, and the epa, and, and……and…

      The impunity is not going to go away any time soon, their fear tactics are here.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        I’m partial to Glenn Beck’s idea: A giant industrial incinerator! Use the 80.000 pages for kindling, then throw in all the crooks from this administration (and Congress), all the Bureaucrats, and pray there’s enough room for everyone on death row (including Mumia). Jawamax 8<{D}

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          EDIT: and TO HELL with ALGORE and the Enviro-wackoes! Jawamax 8<{D}

        • oldeagle145

          And do not forget every “journalist” who has shrilled for the bammer and his cabal.

  • $84598387

    After this lawless regime who cares?

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Oh, Sandy, please turn off the ‘sarc’ when you say that. We do understand what you’re saying, you just cannot imagine how badly this 0govt is slamming and impugning on us, personally. It’s nightmare-ish.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    About 79,999 pages to many.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Nope, 80,000 too many, being that 1 is too many… is correct. Each one must be passed by Congress, not some nameless bureaucrat.

  • rennyangel2

    For people who want Cong. to be “bipartisan” and get along better to “do more,” I say send Cong. home for a century and we’ll be fine–176,000 pages of the Fed. Reg., 6000 generated by ozero in five years and ocare and Dodd-Frank have barely gotten going.

  • Rick Stones

    And these 80,000 pages don’t even include the “invisible” policy created by tyrannical agencies such as the EPA who use illegal tactics with arrogant impunity (such as “Sue &Settle”) to bypass even the minimal public exposure and comment these bureaucrats are supposed to follow. The EPA is a radical outlaw group of fanatical progressive ideologues and should ve shut down immediately, followed by vigorous criminal investigations.

  • docscience

    Obey them all, even the contradictory ones, or pay fines and go to prison.

    Unless, of course, you are a big contributor to the Obama administration, in which case, you may not have to obey.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    That should really help business and the economy. (Sarcasm dripping off every word)

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I bet I could read the Federal Register from a Republican Adinistration, and it would only take a week to read… This is a LIFETIME of Bedtime reading, and I STILL wouldn’t be able to finish it!
    And BTW, I wonder how many of these regulations contradict another regulation (You know the Liberals…Make Government as confusing as possible…) Jawamax 8<{D}

  • jakee308

    Him and every other Senator and Representative are just as responsible for that display.

    Who do you think abrogates their responsibilities and AUTHORIZES those unelected bureaucrats to make those rules and regulations?

    If there’s one thing those clowns in Congress hate to do, it’s to read the bills they pass, write effective, clear and simple laws and make themselves accountable for the effects of those laws.

    So Senator Lee can make all the dramatic pics he wants, him and his fellow Congressmen are ultimately responsible for the state the country is in.

  • Hans Olo

    To defend my family from the superstitions of liberalism, I’ve found it useful to arm myself with liberty’s longbow: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878