American businesses say they’re being strangled by regulations. Yet federal regulators continue to pile on more costly new rules every day— and in many cases, they do so without regard to proper procedure.
That’s according to a new analysis out from the American Action Forum, which found that the Obama administration has a penchant for pushing through new major regulations without giving citizens and businesses a chance to protest.
In fact, under Obama’s watch 67 new major regulations were implemented through improper channels— all of which have a projected economic impact of $100 million or more. As AAF director of regulatory policy Sam Batkins noted, that means a huge chunk of the nation’s regulatory burden is governed by the whims of federal bureaucrats.
“If 67 sounds like a high number, it represents roughly 11 percent of all major rules,” he said in his report. “In other words, for one-in-ten major rules, the administration and independent agencies have denied the public the ability to comment on or review proposed major regulations.”
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It is Friday in Saudi Arabia and the afternoon begins to buzz in anticipation of the regular Friday night “chop-chop.”
Every week in the main cities, criminals are dragged out of prisons for their public beheadings and hangings. Outside the gates people crowd around as the traffic moves by. Spectators have even begun petitioning for more executioners. It is almost like the Saudi version of the NFL, and it is a growing sport.
Hillary Clinton calls Saudi Arabia America’s closest ally in the Middle East. It’s a nice place to bomb, but I wouldn’t want to stay there.
Last year they had a record number of executions, all with great fanfare in the country and with few objections. After all, there is oil at stake and over the last 11 years, through two wars and countless skirmishes, our government has shown a strong propensity to burn the oil and let the blood spill.
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An outbreak of mumps has hit Harvard University, Boston University, Tufts University, Sacred Heart University and the University of Dayton, and health officials are scrambling to contain the outbreak while the medical-industrial complex has gone into full damage-control mode to explain away the fact that all the people were vaccinated yet contracted the disease anyway.
The greatest number of cases so far is found at Harvard where 42 people have been diagnosed with the viral infection that causes swelling in the salivary glands and cheeks, ear ache and jaw pain along with fever, muscle aches and headaches.
“I’m actually more concerned now than I was during any time of the outbreak,” Massachussetts Universty Health Services Director Paul J. Barreira told The Harvard Crimson. “I’m desperate to get students to take seriously that they shouldn’t be infecting one another.”
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Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions just released federal data showing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportations have plummeted over the past three years despite big budget increases.
According to the numbers, ICE deportations have dropped by 43 percent overall since 2013. The figures show a larger 62 percent drop in deportations with regard to illegal immigrants caught within the interior of the country.
“In FY 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed 409,849 aliens from the United States, with 180,970 coming from the interior of the United States. In FY 2015, ICE removed 235,413 aliens, with only 69,478 coming from the interior,” said a statement from the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest that Sessions chairs.
During the same time period, ICE’s detention and removal budget increased by about 25 percent, from $2,750,843,000 in 2012 to $3,431,444,000 in 2015.
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