Forget Fiscal Cliff, Here Comes Regulatory Tsunami

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As Americans suffered through the Presidential election season, the Federal government put on hold a number of pending regulations that would have given the GOP ammunition in claims that President Barack Obama is strangling the Nation with regulations. Now, with the Regulator in Chief comfortably back in the Oval Office, a regulatory tidal wave is headed toward America.

According to The Associated Press, regulations regarding the environment, workplace safety, Wall Street and much in between are about to fall on the American people as the Obama Administration quietly reopened regulatory initiatives after the election.

Currently, the following agencies have regulations pending review or ready to be implemented:

In January, the Obama Administration ordered the Federal government to ax rules that were repetitive and burdensome to the economy, which lead to the undoing of hundreds of regulations. The Administration claimed that the action would save American business upward of $10 billion in half a decade and create jobs.

While the President’s initiative did modestly help economic recovery, Republican lawmakers say that the coming onslaught of regulatory actions is going to reverse any good that was done and kill the economy.

Some studies have indicated that six pending EPA regulations limiting air and water pollution alone are going to cost American businesses up to $138 billion, not to mention upward of $500 billion in construction costs to become compliant.

Learn more about specific government regulations at Reginfo.gov.

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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