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Sen. Mike Lee tweets photo of his 2013 Federal Register bookcase. And says, “Behold my display of the 2013 Federal Register: 80,000 pages of regulations…” With that many new restrictions on freedom, it’s a wonder the federal government still lets us leave the house.

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15 Comments on "Sen. Mike Lee tweets photo of his 2013 Federal Register"

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Joe Redfield
January 13, 2014 9:30 am

This makes the Register about the same size as the tax code(unless I lost a zero in there somewhere, which is quite possible as there are so many of them in the budget). The main problem we face is that Progressives believe both are too small.

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poppajoe49
January 13, 2014 9:38 am

Actually, I think you dropped 2 zeros from the tax code page count.
What makes me sick is that these are just changes proposed for this year! How many pages are there of laws and other regulations already in existence?

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Jim Stewart
January 13, 2014 9:30 am

“it’s a wonder the federal government still lets us leave the house.”

George Will wrote a great column related to government dictates and having choices made for us. “Liberalism by gesture” was the title.

He wrote: Americans who exercise consumer sovereignty wherever Barack Obama still tolerates it are constantly disappointing him. … In 2013, for the 32nd consecutive year, the best-selling vehicle was Ford’s F-Series pickups. Today’s consumers, who cannot get it through their thick heads that they are supposed to want wee vehicles such as Chevrolet’s Volt, bought 763,402 F-Series trucks. That is 740,308 more than the number of Volts General Motors sold.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-liberalism-by-gesture/2014/01/08/14884208-77d0-11e3-b1c5-739e63e9c9a7_story.html

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January 13, 2014 9:54 am

Because my F-350 diesel can get me and my stuff to where it needs to be. A Volt could not possibly do it, no matter how many trips I take.

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sa_rose
January 13, 2014 5:57 pm

People who actually drive get it. Only people where they are flush with assortedpublic transit and never even learned to drive, much less owned a car will ever understand.

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Red Robster
January 13, 2014 10:31 am

apropos of nothing:

aka hot winks.

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Red Robster
January 13, 2014 10:33 am

Also: Homina

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andre53
January 13, 2014 10:33 am

Well jeez, if the guv didn’t let us leave the house, they’d never have anything to fine us for. As much as it would satisfy their hunger for power, it would be counterproductive.

See, the Laffer curve even applies to guv power vs money.

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jukin
January 13, 2014 11:47 am

This is just more proof that the democrat party is all about being “liberal” and for “freedom”.

Only problem is the democrat party is only about being liberal with abortion and putting thing in exit only holes. Other than that not so much.

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Zezozose
January 13, 2014 11:56 am
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Red Robster
January 14, 2014 2:25 pm

Sehr gut Danke.

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Not so silent
January 13, 2014 2:39 pm

Where is AlGore? All those trees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where are the enviro-nazis?

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Progressive Hemrrhoid
January 13, 2014 3:59 pm

And I bet those assholes passed every page of it without reading a single word.

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Zezozose
January 13, 2014 6:52 pm

Actually, regulations are made up by unelected bureaucrats and don’t need approval from Congress. I read somewhere that the small stack on top of the shelf are the laws passed by Congress last year.

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January 13, 2014 4:48 pm

I seriously just got a headache seeing that photo and reading that… Awful…

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