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    100 Days of Cleaning Up After Obama

    One of the most public wins in this administration-to-administration game has been rolling back Obama's rushed-through CAFE standards, which dictate how many MPG an automaker's fleet must average. Despite announcing in 2016 that the government wouldn't publish new standards until the middle of 2017, President Obama did exactly that as fast as possible after Clinton lost. (This might be the first example of a president breaking a campaign promise after someone else's election.)

    That wasn't the only mess though. Obama proved amazingly effective when his vindictiveness was roused. His administration filed suits against companies that weren't among his donors, and they checked off items from the supporter's wish lists as well.

    One example is an obscure rule that the Obama administration published just before the buzzer on Jan. 9 regarding beryllium alloy production, although the original rule closed to public comment in November 2015!?!

    Why the rush at the end?

    Well, the Obama administration wanted to "expand" the final rule in a way that covers the construction and maritime industries – instead of just people that handle beryllium allow they wanted to cover everyone from dental technicians to abrasive blasters. One can only conclude that the administration published this rule at the 11th hour and after closing the comment period in order to shield the changes from public scrutiny, the exact reason for having a public comment period in the first place. If the rule change would have been handled transparently, OSHA might know that this closed door carve-out for organized labor is not supported by facts or data, and lumps two very different forms of beryllium exposure together regulating them as equals.


    http://www.weeklystandard.com/how-th...ticle/2007704#!
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    Shovel ready job.

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    Rooting out and reversing all of King Putt's overreaching regulatory moves is a big job. Glad they are on it.
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    So, Larry gets ribbed all the time about how Bush is no longer President, stop brining it up, etc.

    I'm just curious of when we'll collectively do the same with Obama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris0nllyn View Post
    I'm just curious of when we'll collectively do the same with Obama.


    In this case you understand the Difference Trump's 100 days cleaning up after all of the hidden changes made in the last days of the Obama administration ...

    we are not talking about 2020
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    “There is a deeply anti-democratic undercurrent to much of the criticism of the new president, borne aloft by an assumption that democracy is too important to be left to the voters.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris0nllyn View Post
    So, Larry gets ribbed all the time about how Bush is no longer President, stop brining it up, etc.

    I'm just curious of when we'll collectively do the same with Obama.
    Eight years from now.

    Obama set the new standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris0nllyn View Post
    So, Larry gets ribbed all the time about how Bush is no longer President, stop brining it up, etc.

    I'm just curious of when we'll collectively do the same with Obama.
    Just as soon as all of King Putt's overreach has been erased. How about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    Just as soon as all of King Putt's overreach has been erased. How about that?
    Too little.

    I want to hear "Obamas Fault" until 2024 to match the Obamas, precedent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishbone View Post
    Too little.

    I want to hear "Obamas Fault" until 2024 to match the Obamas, precedent.
    Well, that's fair... After all, we'll be subjected to the screeching and wailing of TJ and the Newb for all that time.

    Here's a bit more on all the messes that need to be cleaned up....

    The Nobel Peace Prize winner’s years in the White House were the most dysfunctional, schizophrenic and senseless eight years of our national foreign policy. His domestic policy was a disaster, but it was a radioactive toxic waste dump with clear and consistent goals.
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2664...iel-greenfield
    Last edited by Gilligan; 04-21-2017 at 10:24 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishbone View Post
    Too little.

    I want to hear "Obamas Fault" until 2024 to match the Obamas, precedent.
    How is erasing his overreach too little compared to 8 years? The former will take much longer than the latter.
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