by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | November 25, 2015 11:35 am
Obama is doubling and tripling down on regulations that will oppress Americans even more. And guess what? He did it just before Thanksgiving. He always does this just before a holiday, so people will be too busy to notice until it’s too late. This set of regulations breaks records and the bank at the same time. Over 2,000 new regulations alone are in this batch. 144 are deemed ‘significant’ as they will each cost $100 million and up. Obama had 136 of these ‘significant’ regulations last spring. He’s spending as fast as he can to drive us off the fiscal cliff and into the abyss before he leaves. They will massively raise the price on a whole slew of items that we use. Just when Americans can afford it least thanks to the prolonged economic depression that never was according to Obama.
From The Daily Signal:
President Obama is nothing if not predictable. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently done so just before major holidays, when few are paying attention.
Thus, it was no surprise to see his fall 2015 regulatory agenda released last Friday, as many Americans focused on Thanksgiving week with family and friends.
Obama’s Politically Timed Agenda Releases
Agenda – Release Date
Fall 2012 – December 21 (Friday before Christmas)
Spring 2013 – July 3 (day before Independence Day)
Fall 2013 – November 27 (day before Thanksgiving)
Spring 2014 – May 23 (Friday before Memorial Day weekend)
Fall 2014 – December 22 (three days before Christmas)
Spring 2015 – May 21 (Thursday before Memorial Day weekend)
Fall 2015 – November 23 (one week before Thanksgiving)
A look at the agenda shows why the White House didn’t want it publicized. Over 2,000 regulations are now being written. Of these, 144 are deemed “economically significant”—that is, expected to cost Americans $100 million or more each.
This is a new record, beating the previous high of 136 set by President Obama this spring. 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.”
Although none of the rules have been adopted yet, the intent is clear. The agenda is a list of what’s on the drawing board, and with barely a year left in office, the Obama administration is planning to add even more to the already unprecedented burdens it has placed on the America’s economy and society.
Americans—and the Congress they elect—should put a stop to it.
One of these nifty new fascist regulations limits the size of a meal each of us can eat at one sitting. I kid you not. We have to stop and reverse this insanity. The Founders intended that the Constitution should limit the size and control of federal government. They intended the lion’s share of power to be endowed with the states and this is why. Obama has unconstitutionally usurped power and control at every turn. He uses regulation as a weapon of war against his own people. A nation cannot long subsist when strangled by thousands and thousands of regulations like this and Obama knows it. He will add as much as he can before he leaves. We have to elect a conservative such as Ted Cruz, who knows the Constitution inside and out, to start undoing the damage that Obama has wrought. Our Republic’s existence depends on it.
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