More Back Door Legislation

It seems that voting is no longer considered by many Democrats to be the way to get their agenda pushed onto the public. If a policy is not expected to get enacted through the legislature, it can be put into play through agency regulations. It is a sneaky way of ignoring public opinion and Congressional approval while advancing ideological policies. Deliberate attempts to keep the public unaware make these actions all the more distasteful.

From NewsBusters

A month ago, Medicare issued a regulation providing for end-of-life counseling during annual “wellness” visits. Somehow, the rest of the national media that sneered about “death panels” weren’t spreading the news…

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), author of Section 1233, was delighted. “Mr. Blumenauer’s office celebrated ‘a quiet victory,’ but urged supporters not to crow about it, ” reports the New York Times. “We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists…The longer this [regulation] goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it.”

Turns out ignorance is the Democrats’ best hope…And regulation is their perfect vehicle…Consider two other regulatory usurpations in just the past few days:

…the Interior Department issued Secretarial Order 3310, reversing a 2003 decision and giving itself the authority to designate public lands as “Wild Lands”… to be “protected” from such nefarious uses as domestic oil exploration…

…the EPA declared that in 2011 it would begin drawing up anti-carbon regulations on oil refineries and power plants, another power grab effectively enacting what Congress had firmly rejected when presented as cap-and-trade legislation.

Read about it here:  Dems Sneak in end of life counseling

DJH

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