President Obama on Monday denied conservative arguments that he’s a “big government, crazy liberal,” and said instead he has welcomed regulatory reform during his time in office. Responding to a question from GOP Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan during a National Governors Association luncheon, he asked the governors to send the White House a list of regulations that they find “most illogical and frustrating.”

“I don’t believe in regulations for regulations sake,” he told the governors. “[The idea that] somehow that I get a kick out of big government, is simply not the case.” “It’s not like I get up every morning and say, ‘How can I add more work for me?'” he said. “If there’s something to stop doing or do better, we should change it.” READ MORE