The oh-so-transparent President Obama didn’t like the way Republicans criticized his administration’s job-killing regulations so they put everything on hold until after the election. Now that the election is over they feel free to wreak havoc on the economy. The AP reports “since the election, the Obama administration has quietly reopened the regulations pipeline.”
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.
Some GOP lawmakers fear the worst. (Read More)
They aren’t the only ones who fear the worst. Between the tax hikes he wants, Obamacare and all of these regulations the economy will be on life support by the time he’s finished. Oh wait, it already is on life support.
Update: Linked by Expose the Media – thanks!