Reining In the Regulators

A fast Administration start to cutting back on Washington's red tape

Of all Ronald Reagan's campaign promises, none seemed more hopelessly dreamy than his pledge to cut back on federal regulation. Presidents have come and gone, but Washington's write-a-rule bureaucrats and their regulations just seemed to keep on multiplying from one Administration to the next.

Yet six months into his term, Reagan is having surprising success at reining in the regulators. The President has gone further, faster to beat back the bureaucrats and weed out their regulations than even the Administration's most ardent deregulators...

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