US Politics Obama Years Public date: 25.02.2019 20:17:58

26 Jul 2010

Rule by Decree

The same week that the burning Deepwater Horizon rig collapsed through its pontoons and sank to the bottom of the sea, Fred Hiatt of the Washington Post admiringly observed that Obama accomplishes usually by executive action those priorities that he can t achieve through the normal political process. Hiatt didn t know the half of it. America s economic strength has always depended upon a healthy legal climate for business activity an environment in which rights and obligations are legally enforceable. Obama has discovered that, using federal regulatory action to create uncertainty and prohibitive risk for private commerce, he has almost unchecked power to advance his green-energy agenda by shutting down entire sectors of the U.S. economy.
The same week that the burning Deepwater Horizon rig collapsed through its pontoons and sank to the bottom of the sea,...

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