With still 10 months to go, President Obama has already issued more economically bruising rules and regulations than former President George W. Bush — by a country mile.

In a new analysis, the Competitive Enterprise Institute tallied Obama's economically significant and major rules and regulations at 1,038. At the end of his two four-year terms, Bush had 895.

According to CEI's Clyde Wayne Crews, Obama has averaged 148 per year, while Bush's average was 112.

Crews, vice president for policy and director of technology studies for CEI, regularly charts the biggest regulations, dubbed "economically significant" and "major." While possibly millions of rules and regulations are issued by presidents, the most economically significant are broken out by the administration and Crews puts them in through his analysis.

As president, Obama's administration has put out 570 major and 468 economically significant regulations, said Crews, citing government data including the General Accountability Office.

Over his full eight years, Bush's team produced 505 major rules and 390 economically significant ones.

During Obama's time Obamacare was passed and major environmental and Wall Street regulations were imposed. Under Bush, 9/11 occurred and he established several new anti-terror regulations and created the Department of Homeland Security.

Obama's administration also has several more major rules and regulations in the pipeline including several from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com