If you want to bury bad news, release it just before a big holiday. It’s an Obama Administration tradition and they have struck again this Memorial Day.
The bureaucrats have unveiled their regulatory agenda for 2015 and it’s a new record — 136 economically significant rules in the pipeline.
This is the 6th time the Obama Administration had whipped out their roll of red tape just as Americans were preparing for a holiday weekend.
Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently chosen to do so immediately before major holidays.
Fall 2012 Dec. 21 (Friday before Christmas)
Spring 2013 July 3 (day before Independence Day)
Fall 2013 Nov. 27 (day before Thanksgiving)
Spring 2014 May 23 (Friday of Memorial Day weekend)
Fall 2014 Dec. 22 (three days before Christmas)
Spring 2015 May 21 (Thursday before Memorial Day weekend)
Of course, this massive new hidden tax on nearly every facet of life in America goes virtually unreported and unread. Just they way the bureaucrats like it.
These include an Environmental Protection Agency rule tightening already-tight carbon emission regulations for power plants, Food and Drug Administration regulations for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and cigars, and new Consumer Product Safety Commission safety standards for off-road vehicles.
So enjoy your weekend of 4 wheeling America, Obama’s bureaucrats are going to make sure next Memorial Day you won’t have the chance.