By Glenn Kessler
“You have 219 new regulations coming out, costing over $100 million each.”
— Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Oct. 27, 2011
As much as we try to expose wrongheaded rhetoric in today’s political debates, some of these “facts” keep popping up. It sometimes really feels like whack-a-mole.
Imagine our surprise on Thursday when we saw that Rep. Paul Ryan made the statement above concerning federal regulations on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” We thought we had driven a stake through this myth when we gave three Pinocchios to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in early September for making virtually the same statement.
As we detailed then, there are serious problems with that “219” figure. READ MORE