On Thursday, President Trump spoke about his plan to slash overreaching government regulations and cut out a heck of a lot of red tape calling it “the most far reaching regulation reform in history.”

This is something that should please those who are inclined to have their government involved in their lives as little a humanly possible. Let’s face it folks, government likes to try and be involved in your life as much as possible.

Now, there are times when it absolutely and positively goes so far over the line in terms of even local government regulation that it isn’t even funny.

Take for example a man who has a couple of large airtight barrels on his property that he paid which he uses to collect rainwater to use for emergency purposes in the event of a power outage. Depending on the locality, that man can be dines for that.

There are some rules that are for the common good and there are some rules just so someone can run the regulatory office and collect a paycheck.

“By ending excessive regulation, we are defending democracy and draining the swamp,” Trump said at a White House event promoting the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

In January, Trump signed an executive order that said for every new regulation introduced, two must be eliminated.

Trump said that goal has been exceeded, and for every new regulation introduced, government agencies have eliminated 22.

“The never-ending growth of red tape in America has come to a sudden, screeching and beautiful halt,” Trump said.

He also added that due to regulatory reform that the stock market is surging and that unemployment is at a near 17 year low.

This deregulation is just getting started as there are decades upon decades of regulations to remove.

“Let’s cut the red tape, let’s set free our dreams and, yes, let’s make America great again. And one of the ways we’re going to do that is by getting rid of a lot of unnecessary regulation,” Trump said before symbolically cutting a ribbon on stacks of paper representing the exponential growth of the regulatory code.

The President is going to have to get several pairs of those scissors out because frankly folks, there’s enough red tape just from the Obama years that if you cut it up small enough you could use it as confetti for the Macy’s parade.

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