That is not a stupid statement,and is in fact,intelligent and well written statements.Romney CANNOT life "all" restrictions. Changes in the law have to go through congress to change anything and I don't foresee any lifting of all restrictions. That is a stupid statement. Are some regulations onerous and unnecessary? Probably.
What you overlook is a Republican President instructs a Republican Congress. Same for a Democratic President and a Democratic congress. I think maybe you use the word 'stupid' too often.