Obama’s Post-Election Regulation Avalanche
November 5, 2012 - 12:47 pm
We just recently had the all-time greatest Uniter-of-All-Americans, President Barack Obama, offering up:
“Voting is the best revenge.”
Which goes along with President Bipartisan on Univision in 2010 offering up:
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends….’”
Which goes along with then-Candidate Bipartisan off the cuff on the campaign trail offering up:
“So it’s not surprising that they get bitter and cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren’t like them.”
“Cap-and-Trade was just one way of skinning the cat. It was not the only way. It was a means, not an end. And I’m going to be looking for other means to address this problem.”
(Is he totally forsaking the Pet and Vet votes?)
Which goes along with President Pliable offering up to Russia President Dmitri Medvedev:
“On all these issues…this, this can be solved but it’s important for him (Russia Prime Minister Vladimir Putin) to give me space…. This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”
Network Neutrality: Like health care, the Tech sector is 1/6th of economy. Unlike ObamaCare, Net Neutrality never passed Congress – the President just imposed it, in December 2010. (Ditto the Administration’s power grab of wireless cellular phone networks, and a whole host of other unilateral Tech regulations.)
Energy Sector regulations: The Greatest Fraud on Earth is alleged “global warming.” Or “climate change.” Cap & Trade never passed Congress – so Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency and Departments of Energy and Interior are imposing it as if it did.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been a one-stop bureaucratic wrecking shop.
- Unilaterally making it much easier to form business-impeding, Democrat-supporting unions – and much harder to un-form them.
- Telling Businesses Where They Are Allowed to Locate
- Imposing Union “Propaganda” Mandates on Employers
And how unilaterally terrible would a second Obama term be?
Federal agencies are sitting on a pile of major health, environmental, and financial regulations that lobbyists, congressional staffers, and former administration officials say are being held back to avoid providing ammunition to Mitt Romney and other Republican critics….
The drop-off stands out not just compared to earlier years of Obama’s term but also compared to other years in which presidents are running for reelection….
Sources in regular contact with agencies say they’ve been told that new rules won’t resume until after the election, and many expect an avalanche of new major rules shortly afterward….
Much of the delayed regulation is tied to major Obama administration policies, not vestigial red tape. Both the Affordable Care Act and Dodd-Frank require significant regulatory clarification in order to move forward….
Several people who work closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency at the Health and Human Services Department responsible for most of the outstanding health care regulations, say they’ve been told the delays are due to political considerations, not technical difficulties.
So a second Obama Administration term will have all the small-government, less regulation transparency and openness of the first – only more so.
With all of the success of the first Obama Administration term – only more so:
What voter wouldn’t want more of all of this?
Note: The original version of this piece had a quote from President Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett that we thought we had verified, but ultimately did/could not. It has been removed.