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AP: With Election Over, Obama Unleashes Tidal Wave Of New Business-Killing Regulations
5 years ago

Gotta love how Obama repeatedly claimed during the election he wasn’t over-zeleous with new regulations and the second it’s over he opens the flood gates.

WASHINGTON (AP) — While the “fiscal cliff” of looming tax increases and spending cuts dominates political conversation in Washington, some Republicans and business groups see signs of a “regulatory cliff” that they say could be just as damaging to the economy.

For months, federal agencies and the White House have sidetracked dozens of major regulations that cover everything from power plant pollution to workplace safety to a crackdown on Wall Street.

The rules had been largely put on hold during the presidential campaign as the White House sought to quiet Republican charges that President Barack Obama was an overzealous regulator who is killing U.S. jobs.

But since the election, the Obama administration has quietly reopened the regulations pipeline.

In recent weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules to update water quality guidelines for beaches and other recreational waters and deal with runoff from logging roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, meanwhile, has proposed long-delayed regulations requiring auto makers to include event data recorders – better known as “black boxes” – in all new cars and light trucks beginning in 2014.

The administration also has initiated several rules to implement its health care overhaul, including a new fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions. 

5 years ago

thank you Linda, this is some of the stuff that the admin. is covering up and not revealing as they are suppossed to.  Mentioned on Greta last night and it is worse when I read the article you posted.


Left wingers refer to us as fear-mongering and going too far to the right but they never challenge anything; they want things without asking the consequences ... at what price, cost, etc. will this affect our lives, freedom, etc.


This transformation process is far too swift; it is occurring at record pace and no one has time to digest it .... they are purposefully flooding this country with massive changes at speeds which have never been seen before.  It is frightening. 

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