#1 Obama´s rush to regulate by Eglman 24.02.2014 09:40

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President Obama has ordered his officials to step on the gas and clear as much of his regulatory agenda as possible during the twilight of his time in office.

The clock is ticking, creating a sense of urgency in the administration to crank out his new rules without delay.

Just a year into the president’s second term, experts and former administration officials say it is do-or-die time for scores of regulatory initiatives across the federal government that could shape his legacy. So Obama is spurring agencies on.

“He has directed his entire administration to move as quickly as possible in identifying and acting on steps they can take to make progress on behalf of the American people,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said.

Prominent Republicans such as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) complain that Obama’s approach has already produced rules that are overly “burdensome” and serve to slow economic growth.

But, even so, the biggest obstacle facing Obama’s regulatory agenda isn’t the Republican House, or the opposition of business groups, it’s the calendar.

A single federal rule can take years to develop and put in place, consuming significant resources and political capital along the way.

Regulators involved in the painstaking process try to use language strong enough to both accomplish the administration’s goals and withstand future legal challenges.

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#2 RE: Obama´s rush to regulate by Frank Cannon 24.02.2014 09:55

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More evidence that the Regime fully expects to lose the Senate and not pick up the House. That is why they are in panic mode to finish the transformation. The only silver lining is that after seeing how poorly written Zerocare ended up being, these new regs are going to be undecipherable and unenforceable babble that will be disregarded until Zero is out of office and this shit is rolled back.

#3 RE: Obama´s rush to regulate by Cincinnatus 24.02.2014 13:59

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“He has directed his entire administration to move as quickly as possible in identifying and acting on steps they can take to make progress on behalf of the American people..."

I wonder if someone will recommend he resign? That would certainly be a step on behalf of the American people.

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