I warned on this blog before that an entire tide of new regulations was coming. It was only held back due to the election. The Socialist in chief knew that the new regulations would create a backlash that would endanger his re-election. That was then. Now, here they come. In a Heritage article today, they lay out the regulations that they know about that are in the pipeline. Read it here.
Done? Did you notice a different term, “The Administrative State”? Well, I had to go looking too. The definition alone is too deep for this blog. But, here is an article, also from Heritage that has everything you ever wanted (or didn’t want) to know. What it is, the history of how we got here, what it means, and how to defeat it. A couple of caveats:
1) This is a very long article, about 40 minutes of reading. But , at the beginning, you can download a PDF, to be swallowed one bite at a time (recommended).
2) You will also come to the conclusion that the crop of Republicans that are currently in congress are nowhere near to the task of undoing the leviathan.
Here is a snippet from the article. (This is fair use, and not an infringement.)
Today, Members of Congress have strong incentives to avoid taking responsibility for lawmaking. Making law inevitably angers some of a Member’s constituents while pleasing others. Thus, lawmaking is a risk-reward proposition: Although the Member might be rewarded by constituents for his or her vote on a particular bill, there is a high likelihood of losing constituents’ support because of that same vote.
As a result, Members of Congress like to delegate lawmaking power to an agency or department, let it take the heat for angering citizens, and ride to the rescue by conducting“casework,” or the process of helping a constituent when the constituent is aggrieved by said agency or department.  By doing so, Congress abdicates responsibility for making the law in hopes of gaining credit for helping particular constituents.
What say you?