Tag Archive: Federal Register

Regulation: This Is What The First Two Months Of A ‘Year Of Action’ Look Like




” President Barack Obama has promised that 2014 will be a “year of action,” during which Administration officials will do everything possible to avoid Congressional hurdles in furthering the White House’s policy agenda. Signaling that the Administration is poised to make good on Obama’s promise, the Federal government added 56 finalized regulations and 1,516 new pages to the Federal Register last week.”



” The 2014 Federal Register has mushroomed to 9,079 pages in the year’s first two months. If government continued enacting new rules at its current pace, the Register will accumulate 73,218 pages by 2015. According to CEI, that would actually be the lowest number of new pages added to the Register in the past five years.”


   Yet according to the article if the seemingly blistering pace of 4500 +/- new pages of regulations per month is maintained through the course of the year , it would constitute the LEAST active year in the past five … Un-F-ing believable .







United States Senator Mike Lee





” Behold my display of the 2013 Federal Register. It contains over 80,000 pages of new rules, regulations, and notices all written and passed by unelected bureaucrats. The small stack of papers on top of the display are the laws passed by elected members of Congress and signed into law by the president.”












Forbes: White House Predicted in 2010 That 93 Million Would Lose Their Health Plans Under ObamaCare



” To counter accusations that the President lied when he repeatedly told Americans they can keep their health insurance plans if they liked them, the administration has claimed that he was referring to the millions of people covered by their employers.

An article from Forbes Thursday thoroughly refutes this claiming that Obama officials back in 2010 predicted that 93 million Americans would have their plans cancelled as a result of ObamaCare including a vast amount of those with employer-sponsored plans:

If you read the Affordable Care Act when it was passed, you knew that it was dishonest for President Obama to claim that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” as he did—and continues to do—on countless occasions. And we now know that the administration knew this all along. It turns out that in an obscure report buried in a June 2010 edition of the Federal Register, administration officials predicted massive disruption of the private insurance market

“The Departments’ mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013,” wrote the administration on page 34552. All in all, more than half of employer-sponsored plans will lose their “grandfather status” and get canceled. According to the Congressional Budget Office, 156 million Americans—more than half the population—was covered by employer-sponsored insurance in 2013.


What this means is that not only did Obama lie when he repeatedly told Americans that they can keep their plans if they like them, he also lied in Boston on Wednesday when he said he was referring to the majority of Americans covered by their employers. “

Illustration by Steve Kelley






17,679 Things The Federal Government Has Done Since Sequestration



” Opponents of the sequester say budget cuts are ruining America and that austerity kills. Reason offers a look at what the feds have been up to since the cuts kicked in.

Over at Politico, they’re quasi-blaming the Navy Yard shooting on cuts.

The president of MIT says sequestration is “choking the innovation economy.”

The Center for American Progress frets that “austerity kills.”

The Atlantic says cuts are “undermining what makes America great.”

The FBI is threatening a 10-day shutdown.

But has sequestration forced government to grind to a halt? To help answer that question, Reason offers this snapshot of what the feds have been up to over the last few months since the cuts kicked in.

Below is a listing of the 17,679 entries published in the Federal Register since sequestration took effect on March 1, 2013. The Federal Register doesn’t capture everything the government has done, of course. But it gives an idea of what this austere, cut-to-the-bone budget has left intact. Click on the links for details about each announcement.”




  • 2013-04790 (3/1/13)
    Selection and Functions of Farm Service Agency State and County Committees
  • 2013-04823 (3/1/13)
    National Organic Program: Notice of Policies Addressing Kelp, Seeds and Planting Stock, Livestock Feed, and Responding to Pesticide Residue Testing
  • 2013-04787 (3/1/13)
    Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida; Redistricting and Reapportionment of Grower Members, and Changing the Qualifications for Grower Membership on the Citrus Administrative Committee
  • 2013-04863 (3/1/13)
    Filings Required of Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements and Certain Other Related Entities
  • 2013-04862 (3/1/13)
    Ex Parte Cease and Desist and Summary Seizure Orders-Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements
  • 2013-04730 (3/1/13)
    Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, AZ) and Headgate Dam (Parker, AZ) Within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
  • 2013-04731 (3/1/13)
    Safety Zone; Underwater Escape Event, Seaport, East River, NY
  • 2013-04818 (3/1/13)
    Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder Fishery; Quota Transfer
  • 2013-04815 (3/1/13)
    Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Catch Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska
  • 2013-04822 (3/1/13)
    Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands; 2013 and 2014 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish
  • 2013-04812 (3/1/13)
    Harmonization of Airworthiness Standards-Miscellaneous Structures Requirements


This is a tiny sample . For the rest go here .











U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Obama's Regulatory Nightmare



“A business-backed group chaired by former Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln is decrying what it terms “a regulatory tidal wave” under the Obama administration.

The Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations Coalition issued this infographic, meant to illustrate the increasing number of notices, proposed rules and final rules published each day in the Federal Register.

“About 2,000 new or proposed regulations are entered into the federal register each month –a rate that the business community cannot keep up with,” according to the group.”

TSA Creating New Watch List For Passengers Not Concerning Enough To Be On Bloated No-Fly List





” If Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the government’s various lists weren’t ludicrous enough as is, the number of individuals harassed will be increased significantly thanks to a new list specifically for “low risk” passengers as revealed in a recently released Federal Register newsletter.

While this appears to be focused mostly on airline flights, one must wonder if such lists will also be used when the TSA invades locations outside of airports around the entirety of the United States. After all, at least one college student has been harassed, detained and interrogated when traveling via train simply for engaging in Islamic studies.

It must also be mentioned that the claims that this will increase security are simply laughable since the TSA really has no interest in security evidenced by airport employees being allowed to work without background checks and the fact that an illegal immigrant was somehow able to work as an airport security supervisor for a whopping 20 years without being caught.”


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