Sunday, February 26, 2017

Trump orders all federal agencies to form ‘regulatory reform task force’

Via Billy

President Donald Trump holds up an executive order after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Dow Chemical President, Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris is at left. The executive order would establish regulatory reform officers and task forces within federal agencies a part of his push to slash federal government regulations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Trump on Friday signed another executive order aimed at reducing federal regulations, this time directing all government agencies to form a “regulatory reform task force” that will identify unneeded red tape and remove it.

In brief comments in the Oval Office, the president said each task force will report back to the White House “every once in a while” with their findings.

“Each task force will make recommendations to repeal or simplify existing regulations,” Mr. Trump said while surrounded by top U.S. business leaders. “The regulatory burden is, for the people behind me and for the great companies of this country, and for the small companies, an impossible situation.

We’re going to solve it very quickly.”


  1. Why do we need a Department of...? But the more narrower question is why the need for Department of Energy? I am tired of having to pay more for the supposed energy efficient appliances that take longer to do job, cost more and break down faster.

    OT/ Are you still on vacation? If so need more pics.

    1. Don't blame you.
      :) I guess you might have missed the last Vietnam post. Search as I've posted about every two weeks.

    2. An appliance that breaks down quickly doesn't sound energy efficient.

      I'm a believer that greater efficiency can be a good thing. The move from incandescent to LED light bulbs has probably been a success. I don't think the conversion was brought about in the right way, but LEDs do work at least.

      We don't elect capable politicians on the whole. In theory, government should work better than ours does. Teachers will tell us the solution is to pay teachers and bureaucrats more, that we'll then attract better talent. Spending more money, hiring more people, is always their solution :p

    3. Spending more money, hiring more people, is always their solution