Posted by Brian
New rules on the environment, health care, and worker safety were held up by the Obama White House, ostensibly so they could not become issues during the 2012 Presidential campaign.
The Center for Effective Government's Ronald White said that the White House's regulatory review process was "particularly egregious" the last two years, saying there was “overt manipulation of the regulatory review process by a small White House office”.
Translation: "We don't want any controversies during the campaign, so we are going to deny or delay any new rules and regulations until after we have fooled the voters".
Even though the Obama White House claims the decisions were not political (A lie - everything is political with Obama), seven current and former White House officials told the Washington Post that the motives behind the decisions were absolutely political.
Deceiving the voters for political reasons - must be more of Obama's "Most transparent administration in history" pledge.
White House delayed enacting rules ahead of 2012 election to avoid controversy
By Juliet Eilperin, Published: December 14
The White House systematically delayed enacting a series of rules on the environment, worker safety and health care to prevent them from becoming points of contention before the 2012 election, according to documents and interviews with current and former administration officials.
Some agency officials were instructed to hold off submitting proposals to the White House for up to a year to ensure that they would not be issued before voters went to the polls, the current and former officials said.
Read More at The Washington Post