Donald Trump Surpasses Reagan in Cutting Regulations

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

By freeing the economy by cutting regulations, President Trump has done more during his first months in office than Reagan did.

While Trump has faced opposition that has frustrated the delivery of some of his promises, when it comes to cutting regulations, he has outpaced Ronald Reagan during the first months of his first term. So, the President has indeed made significant headway in unburdening the economy and doing as much as he can without the aid of Republicans in Congress.

The Washington Examiner reports, “Trump ahead of Reagan’s record in cutting regulations.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute said that Trump has issued 58 percent fewer major and costly regulations than former President Obama and slashed the Federal Register, the government’s rule book, by 32 percent.

And American Action Forum said that the Trump administration has saved $560 million by cutting regulations and meeting its promise to eliminate two old rules for every new one.

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CEI Vice President Clyde Wayne Crews added, “It took a few years for Ronald Reagan to achieve his ultimate, one-third reduction in Federal Register pages following Jimmy Carter’s then-record Federal Register. So, by this metric, Trump is moving much faster.”

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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