Acting Asst. Sec. Susan Thornton and EAP team en route to her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!
The Obama administration is preparing to give the middle finger to the American electorate by ignoring the results of the recently held election and continuing with Obama's efforts to "transform" America.
The president has been unable to effect much transformation via Congress, so he has once again picked up his pen and is readying a dizzying array of new regulations from a dozen different agencies that will massively increase the burden on American business.
Seventeen of the planned regulations are classified as "economically significant," meaning their impact will be at least $100 million on business.
Regulations on commodities speculation, air pollution from the oil industry, doctors’ Medicare drug payments and high-skilled immigrant workers are among the rules moving through the pipeline as Obama’s administration grasps at one last chance to cement his legacy. So are regulations tightening states’ oversight of online colleges and protecting funding for Planned Parenthood. Also moving ahead are negotiations on an investment treaty with China and decisions by the Education Department on whether to offer debt relief to students at defunct for-profit colleges. The Department of Transportation may also go ahead with a ban on cellphone calls on commercial flights and a rule requiring that most freight trains have at least two crew members on duty.
Some agencies are pulling back, fearful that Trump and the GOP-led Congress will use a seldom-invoked legislative tool to permanently wipe out their 11th-hour regulations. For example, the Interior Department has failed to release a long-awaited rule to protect streams from coal mining pollution — and indications are it might never issue it.
What's the use for Obama to do this?,TRUMP has already said he is going to shut down everything Obama has done,Obama is not very bright, his Executive Orders were not Ratified by Congress so they are not legal,by passing Congress has wasted more time for the worst President in our history,his threats and thugery has given him a Legacy of total failure.
No matter what they are, dump all of them, don't bother reading them just dump them
Would not surprise me if obumer tries to stay planted in the white house.
The thing I regret the most about 0bama pres is that I and the country lost 8 good years to get the county out of debt and back on a moral footing with THE PEOPLE back in control. Instead we got the exact opposite.
Trump can abolish all of them Obama is a little dictator.
We sure need that last one, protect streams from coal mining. This is sure needed in PA & WV I am sure Trump would agree. I remember the Schuylkill River was black with coal and now it is clear and used by Philadelphia as part of there water supply,
WE REALLY NEED THIS ONE,
Child's Play, just thinking up things, to attempt to make Americans more miserable, this Garbage is temporary, as Trump will nullify this. Yuck, when will be free of this creature?
The man is sooo into complete denial. He can write up a storm until his fingers bunch up and his hand spasms. Anything he writes will be repealed, overwritten, thrown in the trash as soon as Trump is inaugurated. This is some last ditch effort to convince his people he's in control? Yeah, right. Especially these executive orders....Trump can get rid of ALL of them with one simple EO...and he has every intention of doing so.
A wasted effort. Trump will eliminate them..