Cass Sunstein Regulatory Czar Resigns: Flashback: Sunstein – Tax Conspiracy Theorists – 6,000+ Regs in Last 90 Days

Obama has announced that Cass Sunstein, his Regualtory Czar is leaving, and leaving behind “historic accomplishments on behalf of the American people. Those accomplishments are numbered for us:

Newly Posted Regulations

Regulations With Comments Due Soon

Above data courtesy of Regulations.com.

Cass Sunstein

The Wall Street Journals says Sunstein is an “advocate of behaviorial economics – “the notion that people will respond to incentives….” Translation, Government must give people something (to get them to vote for you), ObamaCare is good for you – it will save your family money…support us…ObamaCare is the signature incentive of this administration:

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. ~ Gobbels

The Blaze:

Like Obama, Sunstein embraces “behavioral economics” – an emphasis on human behavior, rather than abstract theory, for identifying incentives to promote desired financial and environmental activity by individuals and corporations. The field of study supplied early underpinnings for Obama’s plans for health care and financial regulation.

You may remember that Sunstein, in a 2008 Harvard law paper, recommended that the government “ban all conspiracy theorists,”…and tax them…and infiltrate them.

About the Fairness Doctrine (remember that one? – shushing people like Limbaugh, Ingraham, Malkin, Beck, Hannity) – famously said:

…a system of limitless individual choices with respect to communications is not in the interest of citizenship and self-government…

and efforts to reduce the resulting problems ought NOT TO BE REJECTED IN FREEDOM’S CAUSE.

Sunstein is the Liberal who believes your animals should be able to bring suit against you, because you don’t own them (you may have purchased them, but…you don’t own them. You may feed them, pay a city license for them, pay their Vet bills, but you don’t own them. For Sunstein, pet ownership is more of that slavery thing, and akin to the Holocaust.

Then, there are the videos he wanted good little Libs to make, hyping Obama’s rights to make regulations. Rulemaking Matters! it was titled. Taxpayers paid someone $2500 for explaining why government is necessary.

Federal agencies develop and issue hundreds of rules and regulations every year to implement statutes written by Congress. Almost every aspect of an individual’s life is touched by federal regulations….With a short 60 to 90 second video, citizens should capture public imagination and use creativity, artistic expression and innovation to explain why regulations are important to everyone,…

Sunstein’s position as Regulatory Czar is a powerful one and under the radar. If not for the unbelievable numbers of regulations shown above, one might just forget he exists.

He is responsible for the higher fuels efficiency standards on your car, which cost you several thousand when you purchased, and responsible for ethanol requirements that have left corn at much higher prices, and you with higher gas prices if your state demands “Cafe blends.”

His direct boss, White House Office of Management and Budget director Jeffrey Zients, meantime, credited him with helping design “numerous rules that are, among other things, saving lives on the highways by making vehicles safer and reducing distracted driving; dramatically increasing the fuel economy of the nation’s cars and trucks; protecting public health by reducing air pollution; making our food supply safer; and protecting against discrimination on the basis of disability and sexual orientation.” Source: GlobalPost

Jeff Weiss is the Associate Regulatory Czar

Linked at SENTRY JOURNAL in Teeing it Up Around the Links – thank you John! Read his grown-up discussion of Paul Ryan’s Medicare proposal. More than worth a read.