Skip to comments.Obama goes around Congress, sets record for new rules in 2015
Posted on 12/30/2015 6:35:03 PM PST by jazusamo
The administration issued a record amount of heft in the federal rule book in 2015 as President Obama's team, carrying out his orders to work around Congress, pushed his expansive government agenda on environmental, labor and Wall Street policy.
With one day to go, the administration added 81,611 pages to the Federal Register, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute's count of the official record-keeping digest of federal agencies' rule-making. It's the highest total on record and the third time Mr. Obama has crossed the 80,000-page level during his presidency, the institute's Clyde Wayne Crews calculated.
"This is the pen and phone era, and the president has made clear he's going to go around Congress when he gets the chance," Mr. Crews said. "We expected Congress to do something about it, but it didn't."
Instead, it was the federal court system that challenged the executive branch in 2015, and Mr. Obama was dealt several significant defeats in front of judges who shut down two of his biggest initiatives: to rewrite immigration law and to extend the hand of the federal government to permitting decisions throughout the country.
The White House Office of Management and Budget, which oversees federal agencies' rule-making, did not respond to a message seeking comment on the Competitive Enterprise Institute's numbers, nor on the legal defeats judges delivered to Mr. Obama this year.
All told, the administration has proposed 2,334 rules and finalized 3,378 rules and regulations during the year, Mr. Crews said.
Among several that made headlines was the Food and Drug Administration's proposal in December to ban people younger than 18 from using tanning beds. Others were particularly hefty and covered major parts of the U.S. economy, including the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality policy and the Environmental Protection Agency's clean power plan...
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When will this traitor and continual wanton violator of the Constitution which he has sworn to preserve, protect, and defend, be impeached?
Eighty-thousand new pages of laws.
Dear Leader dismantles the country one brick at a time.
Ignore. Them. All.
If any _resident ever deserved to be impeached 0bama does, sadly it won’t happen.
We have not one skinflint in the GOP that will fight
“We expected Congress to do something about it, but it didn’t.”
Yeah. So did we.
I hope that patriots understand that, regardless what the corrupt media, including Obama guard dog Fx News, wants everybody to think about executive orders, the idea of a president making executive orders to bypass Congress is a constitutional myth.
The bottom line is that the corrupt, RINO-controlled Congress is wrongly letting lawless Obama steal legislative branch powers to make unconstitutional executive orders. In other words, corrupt lawmakers are letting last-term Obama do their dirty legislative work for them so that they can keep their voting records clean for the next elections.
In fact, the states have probaly never delegated to Congress, expressly via the Constitution, the specific powers to do most of the things that Congress is now letting corrupt Obama get away with doing using executive orders.
Remember in November !
Patriots need to support Trump, or whatever conservative they elect, by also electing a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will work within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers to support the president.
An added bonus to such a Congress is that it can fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.
He’s one lawless SOB. A spoiled, little brat who has had his way all of his life. Now he’s making the honkies and the Christians pay. The “Dreams” of his “father” are all about revenge from the America-haters that raised him.
Better yet, the article 5 movement is advancing essentially the same remedy and it would have the advantage of remaining in place if we return to a government such as the one we are inflicted with now in which a Democrat president can veto such reforms.
Don’t hold your breath.
Yes. All of fedgob needs to go. Nothing short fixes the cancer.
When will we finally deal with our trecherous rino/goper/vichy republicans and the cowardly go-alongs?
America is finished. Both the Democrats and Republicans running government are communists and want America destroyed. Proof? Look where we are and where we are going. We have a dictator King Obama, the communists black Muslim terrorists.
IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH!
or _ _ _ _ _ _ m!
Yes we do, Ted Cruz.
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