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  • Trump points to Maryland highway to make case on speeding environmental reviews

    09/22/2017 12:11:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 9, 2017 | John Fritze
    President Donald J. Trump said Friday he wants the federal government to speed the environmental review of major infrastructure projects, and he held out a controversial highway in Maryland to make the case for why the improvements are needed. Calling the current environmental review process "painfully slow," the president announced his administration will create a new council to help project managers "navigate the bureaucratic maze" as well as an office that would "root out inefficiency." "We have an obsolete system," the former real estate executive said in a speech at the U.S. Department of Transportation. "Instead of rebuilding our country,...
  • Proof Obama Wanted to 'Choke' Every Business Owner in America

    08/31/2017 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I mentioned in a recent column that the news was filled with stories about the protest-turned-riot in Charlottesville, the KKK, Neo Nazis, white supremists and let’s not forget Confederate statues. These are all WMD's- Weapons of Mass Distraction. They don’t affect the average American's life on a daily basis. What matters are high-quality jobs, the economy, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), the health of small business (which creates most private sector jobs), and the survival of the middle class (because they buy most of what everyone is selling). Like 63 million other Trump voters, I voted for President Trump to rescue...
  • Carbon Pricing And Colleges

    08/31/2017 8:53:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 31, 2017 | Alex Nitzberg
    Some climate change crusaders committed to curbing and eventually eliminating carbon dioxide and all "greenhouse gas" emissions advocate a system called "carbon pricing" that inflates the cost of using certain fuels in order to convince businesses and consumers to cut consumption. More than 30 colleges are listed as endorsers of the #PutAPriceOnIt carbon pricing campaign developed by Our Climate and Years of Living Dangerously. Part of the #PutAPriceOnIt website states: "One of the priorities of the #PutAPriceOnIt campaign is to gain endorsements from college presidents and demonstrate to lawmakers that institutions shaping tomorrow's leaders are committed to solving climate change."...
  • Drowning in debt, Connecticut faces budget crunch

    08/23/2017 5:59:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 23, 2017 | 7:28 AM | Hillary Russ
    Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state. Nearly two months without a budget, Connecticut is getting crushed by a burdensome debt load that has squeezed spending and amplified legislative discord. State lawmakers must agree on a biennial budget soon or else Governor Dannel Malloy’s executive order to slash state aid to municipalities and eliminate school funding for some districts will go into effect in October. The state faces a $3.5 billion deficit over the...
  • Australia Gun Culture (Part 10): How to Shoot Kangaroos in Australia

    08/09/2017 12:59:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In Australia, there are few limitations on the hunting of non-native species.Rabbits, cats, feral dogs, feral horses, feral donkeys, feral pigs, feral goats, foxes, camels, wild cattle, and water buffalo can be taken with few regulatory limitations.Deer have some limitations on the calibers that may be used. Game can be shot with spotlights and from vehicles.The shooting of Kangaroos, on the other hand, is highly regulated, and requires numerous different types of permits and licenses.Kangaroos maintain high populations and are agricultural pests in large areas of Australia. In New South Wales, near Quirindi, road killed Eastern Grey Kangaroos are...
  • Federal court strikes down EPA rule key to Obama's climate agenda

    08/08/2017 8:24:30 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | John Siciliano
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' 2-1 decision said EPA does not have the authority to enact a 2015 rule-making ending the use of hydrofluorocarbons commonly found in spray cans, automobile air conditioners and refrigerators. The three-judge panel said that because HFCs are not ozone-depleting substances, the EPA could not use a section of the Clean Air Act targeting those chemicals to ban HFCs.
  • Trump: 'More Regulation Busting to Come'

    08/04/2017 10:15:58 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 4 replies
    Newmax ^ | 08/04/2017 | Jeffrey Rodack
    President Donald Trump, saying consumer confidence is high, vowed to kill more regulations while he works on tax cuts. In an early Friday morning tweet, Trump said: " Consumer confidence is at a 16 year high....and for good reason. Much more regulation "busting" to come. Working hard on tax cuts & reform! " — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2017
  • MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Attributes Market Confidence to Trump Cutting Regulations

    08/03/2017 9:26:57 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 08/02/2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday attributed strong markets to President Donald Trump's campaign promise of cutting regulations, which she said held up profitability during the Obama administration. "The markets are very very strong, " Ruhle said. "Why is that? Now across the board, we have low volatility. We have strong earnings. The market has been chugging along." Ruhle went on to question whether the Dow Jones Industrial Average's success can be attributed to Trump himself, saying there is a disconnect between the two. "But on the positive, what we do have now is a market that corporate America is...
  • Budget boss Mulvaney claims Obama had 'secret list' of proposed regulations

    07/23/2017 7:13:03 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/22/2017 | na
    At a news briefing this week, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney continued to push the Trump administration’s goal of cutting back on Obama-era regulations. On Thursday, Mulvaney unveiled a “secret list” of proposed federal rules that he said the Obama administration had been hoping to implement. “They had a bunch of things that they wanted to regulate. And what we’re hearing is that they just didn’t want to tell you about it,” said Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget. “They thought it would be bad for their re-election prospects in 2012, so they created a secret...
  • 'This is going to be a long ride': Jeb blasts Trump & GOP over their handling of Russia

    07/22/2017 7:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 23, 2017 | Maxwell Tani
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush criticised his former 2016 presidential primary foe President Donald Trump on Saturday over his first six months in office. Speaking at OZY Fest in New York, Bush slammed Trump’s chaotic style of governance and failure to focus on his policy goals. He singled out reports that Trump recently suggested that he may attempt to pre-pardon himself to preempt a federal investigation by independent counsel Robert Mueller. “You get disciplined when your team says, ‘No, Mr. President, let’s stay focused on these policy objectives,'” Bush said. “Don’t disparage people, don’t go after Mueller, don’t say you’re...
  • GREAT AGAIN: President Trump Eliminates 860 Obama-Era Federal Regulations

    07/22/2017 5:33:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/21/17 | Jerome Hudson
    President Donald Trump’s White House has, according to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, removed or withdrawn about 860 Obama administration-era federal regulations. The massive decrease in regulations is part of the Trump administration’s overall deregulatory agenda, Mulvaney said during a press briefing Thursday. Updating reporters on President Trump’s 2-for-1 policy for federal regulations — which requires cutting two regulations for every one new implemented regulation — Mulvaney said we are at 16-to-1, Breitbart News’s Michelle Moons reports. Speaking to the “slow accretion, that slow cancer that can come from regulatory burdens that we put on our...
  • Obama Left Over 800 Proposed Regulations...Guess What Trump Just Did to Every Last One of Them

    07/21/2017 5:05:14 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 82 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 07/21/2017 | Jason Howerton
    When President Donald Trump took office, there were over 800 proposed regulations left over by his predecessor. On Thursday, the White House announced it had withdrawn every single one of them in an effort to chip away at the burden of government regulations. The Trump administration said former President Barack Obama’s administration left 469 planned actions and 391 proposed “regulatory proceedings,” according to Reuters. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney put it like this: the Trump administration is killing the “slow cancer that can come from regulatory burdens that we put on our people." {..snip..}
  • Trump Is At Least Changing One Thing in Washington by Rolling Back the Regulatory State

    07/21/2017 7:41:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    President Trump is at least changing one thing in Washington DC. He is rolling back the regulatory state that has grown and grown over the eight years of the Obama administration. And this is indeed making America great again. Make no mistake. The Trump administration has claimed that it shelved 860 federal regulations its first six months in office, slowing new rules and finally reducing the government’s role in the economy. A new report released Thursday morning detailed how the administration has reduced economically reductive regulations by half, dropping by 40 percent other rules that would have had a significant...
  • Trump kills 16 regulations for every new one, crushing 2-for-1 goal

    07/20/2017 5:01:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump's administration, on orders to kill two regulations for every new one, ripped up the playbook during its first six months, eliminating 16 old rules for every new one, according to top officials. "It's really the beginning of a kind of fundamental regulatory reform and a reorientation of where we're going with regulation," said Neomi Rao, the newly installed administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget. In a briefing with a handful of reporters, Rao laid out the administration's regulation agenda, declaring, "It's a beginning ... you're going to see...
  • What to Expect From the Reshaped National Labor Relations Board

    07/02/2017 7:58:41 PM PDT · by catnipman · 7 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | 6/28/2017 | Erin Mulvaney
    With President Donald Trump’s nominees on their way to the Senate, labor and employment attorneys say the National Labor Relations Board is poised to roll back regulations with its first Republican majority in nearly a decade. Management-side attorneys and anti-union advocates are hopeful Obama-era regulations will be scuttled in favor of business-friendly practices.
  • Green Flames: London’s Lesson

    06/19/2017 4:38:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Katie Kieffer
    Blue flames are products of extreme heat but “green” flames are products of extreme environmentalism, as we saw last week when fire engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower. From London to California’s Sun Valley, so-called green policies that disregard basic principles of fire safety are sparking deadly infernos. This issue deserves our immediate attention far more than Russian hacking myths and fairytales.The odor of burning plastic filled the air as 250 firefighters rushed to the scene of Grenfell Tower on June 14. But the flames spread too quickly and intensely for even this army of professional flame-stoppers. At least 30 people died,...
  • The real answer to the democracy-killing ‘administrative state’

    06/17/2017 10:42:33 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | 16 Jun, 2017 | F.H. Buckley
    From different directions, conservatives have begun to aim their guns at our “administrative state.” Most of the rules we live by aren’t laws passed by Congress or court decisions. Instead, they’re to be found in the thousands of pages in the Code of Federal Regulations or in the interpretative advice found in agency opinion letters and policy statements. The agencies generally exercise their power in secret, and they’re barely accountable to anyone. With formal regulations there’s at least a requirement that public notice be given and comments welcomed before new rules are promulgated. But agencies often provide far more detailed...
  • Trump Admin Orders Federal Agencies to Eliminate Dozens of Paperwork Requirements

    06/15/2017 2:49:02 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/15/17 | Cameron Cawthorne
    The Trump administration announced on Thursday it would be eliminating an obscure rule requiring federal agencies to provide updates on how they will prepare for a bug that infected computers in 2000. In addition to eliminating the Y2K bug rule, agencies will also be eradicating dozens of other paperwork requirements. For example, the Pentagon will not have to file a report each time a small business vendor is paid, which consumes approximately 1,200 man hours, according to Bloomberg. "We're looking for stuff everyone agrees is a complete waste of time," Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters...
  • OPINION: You can't deny Trump's tremendous effect on the economy

    06/14/2017 5:31:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 14, 2017 | Andy Puzder
    While the Democrats and their media allies attempt to bring down the Trump presidency with a determination reminiscent of Wile E. Coyote’s pursuit of the Road Runner, the president’s efforts to shrink the size and scope of government are producing some very positive economic results. President Trump’s focus on reining in the administrative state has significantly reduced both the number of existing regulations and the output of new regulations, driving business optimism. Unlike policies that increase the oppressiveness of government, policies that incentivize business growth (like deregulation) produce jobs, opportunity and prosperity. It takes real determination to ignore the numbers....
  • California and New York just sued to protect Obama’s final energy rules

    06/14/2017 2:18:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2017 | by Chris Mooney
    Eleven states, led by California and New York, have sued the Trump administration for failing to finalize energy-efficiency regulations for portable air conditioners, walk-in coolers and other products. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, represents the latest front in an escalating legal battle over the remaining pieces of Obama’s climate change legacy — led by a coalition of blue states, which are also fighting attempts to roll back Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The current lawsuit involves the final five in a large batch of rules issued by the Obama administration’s Energy Department, which were left in a curious state of limbo...