There’s nothing like a new batch of environmental, labor, healthcare, and financial regulations to jump start a lethargic economy, right? As The Hill reported yesterday, with Obama’s cabinet in place for his second term, the rogue agencies are ready to rule by executive fiat. These radical new executive nominees are chomping at the bit to regulate our economy to death, over and beyond what has already been promulgated during Obama’s first term:
“Just how many of the rules are enacted — and how strong they will be — will depend, in part, on Obama’s handpicked regulators.
In the span of three days in mid-July, the Senate confirmed Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy.
All three oversee agencies with significant rule-making authority and are seen as likely to regulate with gusto.”
Let’s take a trip back to memory lane. How in the world did these clowns get confirmed without promising to stay within the confines of the law and not creating new regulations? Don’t the Republicans have 45 seats in the Senate?