Commissar Valerie Jarrett warned that Obama’s Year 8 would be a year just full of surprises. We are now getting an idea of what that means. He released his final rule making schedule to force through his legacy fiats. It was released, as always right before Thanksgiving when people are busy.
He introduced 144 new regs of “economic significance”, in other words, they will cost every US taxpayer $100 million more each, with 2,000 total in the hopper and he has more than a year left in office.
It will be much harder to get rid of rules than executive orders, policy memorandums, and guidance issuances.
Obama passed one rule a day since coming to office, costing businesses $700 billion. The economy can’t grow under this control freak. He wants to cement them in place.
One of the rules he wants finalized is having the government decide what pay a CEO gets and tying it to performance. Businesses do this anyway and its none of his business. They do things like this in socialist countries.
Rules will cover food safety, drones, electronic cigarettes, silica dust, health and safety, financial reforms, rules for importers, fossil fuels, et al. Guns could be on the list.
The regulations span the full scope of American life, ranging from labeling requirements for pet food, new test procedures for battery chargers, mandated paid sick leave for contractors, and automatic speed limiters for trucks to a dozen new rules limiting energy use (and increasing the price) of everything from furnaces and dishwashers to dehumidifiers.
One of these new rules may be of special interest to Americans sitting down to their Thanksgiving dinner: mandated labeling of serving sizes for food that “can reasonably be consumed at one eating occasion.”
The administration is running out of time and they know it. Their schedule shows they are on a rule mandate spree in 2016.
The Clean Power Plan to destroy power plants is on speed.
There will be more net neutrality rules making the Internet into a utility without question.
In a hat tip to socialist unions, Obama will force contractors to disclose labor law violations when procuring contracts so the government can destroy the business of those who don’t kowtow to unions.
Manufacturers are very worried.
Every agency is feverishly working on creating eternally binding rules that are hastily woven into every department.
The speed at which it is being done means it also being done badly.
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