The Obama administration is avoiding implementing “costly and controversial” regulations so as not to upset the president’s chances of a November win, according to USA TODAY.
“The pace of regulations issued by the Obama administration is receding as the nation’s economy falters and the 2012 election approaches,” Richard Wolf reports.
“Several of the most expensive and controversial rules — to protect the food supply, reduce exposure to silica dust, require rear-view cameras or other devices on cars, and more — remain under review by the White House long after they were expected to be published,” he adds.
Of course, depending on your political persuasion, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
“Advocates for the environment, health and safety say the delay signals an effort by the administration to reconsider the economic and political impacts of its actions, in light of the struggling economy and the 2010 midterm elections that empowered Republicans,” the report adds.