Barack Obama appears to be confirming fears that he’ll take full advantage of his lame-duck status in pushing through as many last-minute regulations as possible before Donald Trump is inaugurated.
Here’s more details on what Obama just did to confirm those fears.
More from Washington Examiner:
President Obama has just set a new record for rules and regulations, his administration spitting out 527 pages worth in just one day, as he races to put his fingerprint on virtually every corner of American life and business.
According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the administration has just shattered the old record for pages of regulations and rules published by the in-house journal, the Federal Register.
At 81,640 total pages for 2016, it ranks first and 235 pages more than all of those published in 2010, the previous record.
And from Townhall:
“No one knows what the future holds, but at a pace of well over 1,000 pages weekly, the Federal Register could easily top 90,000 pages this year. The simple algebra says that at the current pace we’ll add 11,190 pages over the next 44 days, to end 2016 at around 92,830 pages,” notes Clyde Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
“This is astonishing and should be of great concern, and intolerable, to policymakers,” he added.
But it’s par for the course for Obama, who holds seven out of the 10 highest Federal Register counts.