When it comes to immigration reform Senator John McCain has been a ray of sunshine. Even during the toughest parts of the Gang of Eight’s negotiations he was upbeat and positive. So when McCain recently said he was concerned about immigration reform, then I knew we are really in trouble.
The issue of immigration has yet again been pushed to the back burner. In fact, some would claim that it’s not even on the stove but out of the kitchen. Comprehensive immigration reform was supposed to be passed by now, or at the very least voted on. But, this summer’s Marathon Bomber and now a potential strike on Syria in tandem with an upcoming debt ceiling battle have left immigration little oxygen. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ben Goad and Julian Hattem
President Obama has overseen a dramatic expansion of the regulatory state that will outlast his time in the White House.
The reach of the executive branch has advanced steadily on his watch, further solidifying the power of bureaucrats who churn out regulations that touch nearly every aspect of American life and business.
Experts debate whether federal rulemaking has accelerated under Obama, but few dispute that Washington — for better or worse — is reaching deeper than ever before into the workings of society.
“It would be difficult for anyone to pretend that this isn’t a high water mark in terms of regulation,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office who now heads the American Action Forum.