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The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
—James Madison, Speech in the Virginia State Convention of 1829-1830
Bypassing Congress, Obama's Bureaucrats are Promulgating Coercive and Costly Rules
With three years remaining as president, Barrack Obama has lost a significant amount of public respect and admiration during his term. His political power has been reduced, and the House of Representatives is controlled, and will mostly likely continue to be controlled, by Republicans.
Most likely, Republicans will continue to gain seats in the Senate. So, our President knows he lacks the power to properly promulfate new laws impacting climate change, education, transportation, nutrition, microwaves, minimum wage and almost every other aspect of American life. He boasted in his State of the Union speech he intends to “bypass Congress.”
Politico reports on the new and coercive rules made by bureaucrats. The Obama administration uses and controls Federal government, financial grants to manipulate everything from abortions to welfare. The combination of financial manipulations and the rules are expensive, and ultimately impacts every American. Most of these bureaucratic decisions will impede economic advancement in America. Below is a partial list of bureaucratic rules impacting Americans:
restricting for profit higher education and community colleges based on students ability to payoff student loans
According to the administration's own estimates, last year alone Obama-era regulations added 158 million hours of reporting requirements – very costly. The American Action Forum claims the last five years of new regulations cost nearly $500 billion – the size of Sweden's gross domestic product.
Of course, this violates our Constitutional order. Most important, the stealth abuse of bureaucratic power deprives Americans of participating in an honest and complete discussion of the issues. Very harmfully, President Obama and his vast bureaucracy do not respect the honor of our Constitution.