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‘Smooth Transition’: Spiteful Obama Adds Another $6 Billion in ‘Midnight Regulations’

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Obama has already broken all past records on creating federal regulations and red tape, and his new adds will boost the overall price tag to over $1 trillion.

President Obama, who this week has issued a flurry of environmental rules, is planning to unleash another set of “midnight regulations” right before he leaves office that will cost Americans $6 billion.

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Obama has already broken all past records on creating federal regulations and red tape, and his new adds will boost the overall price tag to over $1 trillion.

The new regulations, according to the watchdog group American Action Forum,include four from the Environmental Protection Agency and one from Interior.

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“These five measures alone could impose $5.1 billion in costs and more than 350,000 paperwork burden hours. In addition, three other rules in proposed form could add $898 million in burdens and 146,000 paperwork hours, for a cumulative total of nearly $6 billion in potential midnight costs and nearly 500,000 burden hours from the two agencies. Consider, EPA and Interior have already imposed $349 billion in previous burdens since 2009,” said AAF’s Sam Batkins.

He raised concerns that the new environmental rules were rushed to build on Obama’s legacy of attacking climate change….(read more)

Source: Washington Examiner

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