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The midterms won't affect Trump's de-regulatory agenda, but that might not be a good thing

Published in Blog on November 06, 2018 by Article V Patriot

Republicans have lost control of the House but likely expanded their majority in the Senate. A split Congress will stymie Trump’s agenda, but a new study from Brookings suggests that the President’s de-regulatory efforts weren’t getting very far even before Tuesday’s election:  

"Trump administration agencies issued very few new rules that imposed regulatory costs. Most such rules were required by statute or were otherwise routine.  On the flipside, Trump agencies also did relatively little deregulation outside of delaying and repealing rules issued late in the Obama administration. On balance, then, the picture is one of inaction.  The Trump administration has halted the growth of regulation that imposes costs but so far has left the existing regulatory framework largely in place."

This fits the pattern of Democratic and Republican records since the 1930s: Whenever the Dems win a trifecta they impose radical new changes: The New Deal program, the Great Society, the first two years of Obama.

When Republicans take over they modify only the details. The fact that they are charged with being "extremists" for doing so doesn't change the reality: All of the massive expansions in government imposed by Democrats have survived subsequent Republican administrations intact---and in many cases expanded. The second Bush administration imposed something like $68 billion in new regs. That's why we have a $21 trillion debt and a federal regulatory apparatus that remains out of control.

Even in the best of circumstances, the federal government continues to expand. After Tuesday’s election, Trump’s modest deregulatory efforts will go up in smoke.

That’s why we still need an Article V Convention of States. Electing the “right” candidates to office hasn’t worked for the last 100 years, and there’s little chance it will work for the next 100. An Article V Convention of States can propose constitutional amendments that effectively and permanently roll back the nanny state and unleash the true potential of the American people.

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