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The Valley Advocate Reports:


…American businesses have their very own captive counterregulatory agency within the executive branch, an office conceived to reduce paperwork that Reagan hijacked into an exceedingly business-friendly outfit bearing the deceptively wan name of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Under George W. Bush, OIRA became a veritable clearinghouse for obliging end-runs around federal regulations. All a petitioning business would have to do in the vast majority of cases was assert that a regulation would produce an adverse economic effect, and presto: the offending rule would be waived