From CNSnews recently:
"It’s Friday morning, and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its reguations.gov website.
In the past 90 days, it has posted 6,125 regulations and notices – an average of 68 a day."
I suppose it is impossible to for one to say whether the numbers above, or the rules they represent, are inherently good or bad without the answer being politically driven. However, they are sure to provide fodder in the ongoing debate over how much agency law should be utilized to create the rules which govern the nation.
In any case, numbers like these are certainly one of the reasons why those who favor as little government intervention as possible have been, and will continue to be, wary of the Obama administration's approach to governance.
It is also probably an indication that Obama administration understood, and continues to understand, that those who favor small government were never going to be strong supporters...