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#YouDidntDoThat Because You Were Buried In Jacked-Up Regulations

Posted on | July 27, 2012 | 15 Comments

by Smitty

Representative Mike Kelly on the topic of HR 4078:

To provide that no agency may take any significant regulatory action until the unemployment rate is equal to or less than 6.0 percent.

In fairness to #OccupyResoluteDesk, enacting this would severely limit the amount of kickbacks, graft, carve-outs, chiseling, thuggery, corruption, patronage, favors, handouts, grease, vigorish, and influencing that the administration could engage in.

Who is turbulent Congressman, and how dare he limit the administration to doing its job?

via The Blaze and NVAPatriot

Update: oh and here is Gerry Connolly, doing Virginia proud:

House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Darrell Issa asked Connolly if he would object to the typo being fixed, since the Republicans unanimously requested it. Connolly chortled triumphantly, “This member will reserve the right to object at the appropriate time.”
Genuinely pissed off, Issa retorted, “Nothing could be more insincere than to pick on professional staff on a typographical error. If we have to … go to the Rules Committee, I guess we will, but I’m really sorry to see that kind of an attitude on what the gentleman and all of us know was simply a typographical error.”
Connolly then played ball like a girl, whimpering to the chair, “Did this member hear … the distinguished chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee characterize a member as insincere?”

Chris Perkins for Congress

Sad embarrassments like Gerry Connolly must go!

Update: Hogewash is onboard.

Update II: Red Alexandria makes a good point, although whether or not Connolly actually read the bill by his very own self would be an interesting question to ask of the man.

Update III: Not sure I agree with Bill Quick, but that too is an interesting point. Ah, the joys of enforcing perfectionism against the opponent. . .

Update IV: Jackie Wellfonder brings it: #YouDidntDoThat Because You’re Betting on Government, Not We the People.

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  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    “Who is turbulent Congressman”? Going Ayn Rand with this one? I’m going to get a shirt made with this phrase.;-D

  • Adobe_Walls

    Doesn’t go near far enough.
    The Hudson Institute’s Chris DeMuth notes, although courts
    can, under the Administrative Procedure Act, block regulations that are“arbitrary, capricious” or “an abuse of discretion,” courts usually defer to regulators, partly because courts are usually without requisite scientific orother expertise.

    In addition to passing the REINS act the Administrative
    Procedure Act should also be amended as follows, “when any regulation is challenged in any court under the Administrative Procedure Act statute, any and all benefit of the doubt whether resulting from a lack of scientific or technical expertise on the part of the court or conflicting data or testimony from any of the litigants or “friends of court” the shall mitigate against the
    challenged regulation and said regulation shall be struck down”.

    The REINS act has passed the house and will surely die in the Senate as will the current bill being debated. These should be picked up in the first week of January 2013 and be ready for signing January 20th 2013 along with Healthtax repeal and an EO rescinding all of Comrade President’s EOs and administrative directives.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    No, no, the oral tradition surrounding Thomas Becket.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Gotta start somewhere.

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  • scarymatt

    Did they define the definition of unemployment? Who controls that? Not that this would get beyond the House anyways.

    I was redistricted into Connolly’s district. Looking forward to voting against him.

  • Adobe_Walls

    What I wrote above is just a first baby step!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-J-Dietl/1842357376 Mark J Dietl

    HERE HERE!!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Regulatory reform is essential, but the bill presented is of doubtful constitutionality. 

    Most legislation contains clauses authorizing the regulations, and many or most laws can’t be implemented without some rules and regs being put in.  Tying this to an arbitrary unemployment number is capricious at best, and if it did pass constitutional muster would only invite manipulation of the UE rate.

    Better to take control and enact comprehensive reforms, starting with a review of existing regs.   Better still to elect people who will rein in their underlings on their own.

    Elections matter. 

  • scarymatt

    The runaway regulatory state has often gotten me wondering: what about requiring some sort of Congressional approval for new regs. A full vote would probably never happen, but at least some sort of committee / subcommittee thing.

  • SDN

     Matt, I could have sworn there was a process where Congress could disapprove of new regs and block them without the President really having a say. Not required approval though.

  • scarymatt

    I think that some statutes have that for regulations created under their authority. But it’s not a broad requirement, AFAIK.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    Your brain is huge.

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