One of the most dangerous things a president can do is float a mess of new regulations that hurt every American. Obama did this, of course, but Joe Biden’s tidal wave of new regulations is making Obama look like a piker.
Democrats don’t write regulations to make sure Americans are safe, or products are kept from hurting people, or businesses from exploiting workers. They write legislation to help their buddies and push their left-wing ideology and politics — the latter of which are always anti-American.
Like I said, Joe Biden has been one of the most dangerous presidents in history where it comes to regulations.
Per Issues & Insights:
In the span of a few weeks, the Biden administration has proposed regulations that would effectively ban gas stoves, force a massive shift to electric cars, sharply raise the cost of dishwashers, increase loan costs for frugal borrowers, regulate puddles as “navigable waters,” and limit hunting and fishing across the country. It will soon release a proposed rule targeting power plants with hugely expensive carbon capture mandates.
This is just the tip of the spear.
As the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Clyde Wayne Crews put it recently, “President Biden is leading an unprecedented expansion of the administrative state. In two years, his administration has imposed 517 regulatory actions with some $318 billion in total costs.”
The newest attack on freedom, Biden’s dishwasher regulation, would require new machines to use 27% less power and 34% less water, making already barely functioning dishwashers virtually useless. (It takes nearly three hours for dishwashers today to “clean” dishes. President Donald Trump tried to loosen these anti-consumer mandates.)
Another rule would eliminate 98% of all top-loading washing machines on the market today. There are new efficiency mandates in the works for everything from microwaves to toothbrush chargers.
“The effort is forcing manufacturers to produce more costly products they say reverse innovation by decades and potentially eliminate thousands of U.S. jobs,” the Washington Times reports.
Issues & Insights has a whole lot more, of course, so do go on over and read their report.
This is one of three parts of government that we need to take back from the left. Federal power to make regulations needs to be curtailed and many of these offices and bureaus need to be disbanded.
The other two areas are the judiciary (in which we have made a bit of headway), and education (where we have only just started to address the problem).
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