In order to protect the Obama legacy, such as it is, all the federal agencies are rushing to pile regulations on top of regulations. All the things that the progressive liberals want they will push into rulemaking before the change of power on January 20th. Like thieves in the night they will see how much burden they can put on the taxpayer for the Trump administration to deal with. How much of this will President Trump be able to reverse? It’s more than you might think.
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With less than two months before US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, federal agencies under President Obama are pushing for a final flurry of new rules – despite the high likelihood that many will not survive.
President Obama is heading into his administration’s final weeks with a full agenda of new draft orders to consider, even though his successor has vowed to scale back job-killing regulation and cancel “all illegal and overreaching executive orders.”
Despite the likelihood that US President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress would kill any controversial late-in-the-game moves by Mr. Obama, federal agencies under the Democratic president are pushing for a flurry of so-called “midnight” regulations on everything from the environment to transportation and financial marketplaces.
The White House was reviewing as many as 98 final regulations, as of Nov. 15, that could be implemented before Mr. Trump takes office, including 17 with an estimated annual economic impact of $100 million or more, Politico reported. But lawmakers have warned agency heads to avoid rushing to finalize rules or regulations before Obama …..
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