Obamacare Regulations: 11,588,500 Words – So Far

Wonder how many government employees it will take to enforce

all these rules on unsuspecting citizens? How many hours of business productivity will be killed trying to figure out how to comply with the rules? How many jobs will that kill?

Yes, for Wile E. Obama and the ACME Economic Destruction Co., everything is going according to plan.

Bureaucracies in the Obama Administration have thus far published approximately 11,588,500 words of final Obamacare regulations, while there are only 381,517 words in the Obamacare law itself.

That means unelected federal officials have now written 30 words of regulations for each word in the law.

What is commonly known as the Obamacare law includes both the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA). Since these bills were signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010, various agencies in the administration have published 109 final regulations spelling out how they are to be implemented.

These 109 final regulations account for a combined 10,535 pages in the Federal Register, where the government officially published them.

via 11,588,500 Words: Obamacare Regs 30x as Long as Law | CNS News.

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1 comment
  1. MulroyBay said:

    What do you want to bet they used a lot of “cut and paste?” Measuring the complexity or impact of a law by the number of words it generates, and then using that number to judge the merits is a fun but trivial exercise. Look at all the words generated by the relatively short First Amendment.

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