New year, new record? Fed lists 141 new regulations in 3 days.

The federal government is still on a New Year’s overreach binge. According to the Daily Caller,

The website Regulations.gov lists 141 regulations that have been posted by federal agencies in the last three days alone. Of these regulations, 119 are “rulemaking,” meaning they establish a new rule. Twenty-three are “non-rulemaking,” meaning the regulation does not establish a new rule. The largest group of regulations have to do with energy and environmental issues, many of them issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. One new EPA regulation is an amendment to a rule on hazardous emissions from lead smelters.

We’ve already discussed the second and third order effects on the lead industry. Other regulations crack down on coal-powered electricity plants, effectively preventing them from being built.

“If these regulations go into effect, American jobs will be lost, electricity prices will soar, and economic uncertainty will grow. We need the federal government to work as a partner, not an adversary, and to invest in America’s energy future,” said West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

Senator Manchin is spot on in his assessment, but as a sensible conservative Democrat, his pleas fall on the deaf ears of the progressive socialists of the Obama administration.

Another example of the intrusive nature of these new regulations from the Energy Department establishes “test procedures for residential furnace fans.” We already reported on the government mandating the type of light bulbs for our homes.

The Department of Energy also recently announced an agreement with cable and satellite pay television providers on non-regulatory energy efficiency standards to improve the energy efficiency of set-top boxes by 10-45 percent.

But herein lies the problem. Americans have no idea what rules are being made that affect their lives. We have departed from being a nation of laws passed through a system of representative democracy to being a bureaucratic regulatory state.

The system of checks and balances is being replaced by executive and regulatory fiat — on steroids. There is no concern for the economic impact on the American citizen, only some progressive ideological agenda. This is a dangerous situation for our country because we’re on the path of rule by edict, not rule of law.

How can the average American know what these 141 new regulations will mean for their lives? How can we know the impact these regulations will have? The unelected bureaucrats do not represent the people and therefore are not responsible to the people.

The elected representatives in the House and Senate are supposed to conduct oversight, but how is that possible when regulations are enacted during a time when these legislative bodies are not even in session?

We don’t just need tax and monetary reform, we also need regulatory reform that promotes our economic growth, not retards it. How many of these regulations will affect our small business owners? Well, I guess we’ll just have to dial up regulations.gov in order to find out what the Obama administration is up to. And to think this was supposed to be “the most transparent administration in the history of America.” Yeah, right.

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    • thats the problem people to scared of their own shadow and want freebies by sitting on thy butt but when its all gone watch them all complain when they could be doing something about the situation. when all their rights and our rights of the consitution are riped out from under us then watch them cry but its their own fault.

  1. well the dems are bypassing the senate and congress on all laws, rules and regulations and just passing then on their own with no caucus or any type of debate on said laws. and we the people just sit back with our thurmbs up our butts and just watch it happens to scared to rally together as the truckers, bikers, and vets have done to show support for our nation flat out. instead people are to busy watching television eating bon bons and not really knowing what is going on. soon it will be to late to even fight for our Freedome and country back if the blind lead the blind and sit on the rumps. WAKE UP AMERICA YOUR BEING OVER RUN BY THE GOV when in reality we should be running the gov and fighting for our nation and freedoms
    what a sad nation this has become.

  2. We live in a country that bases it success in the Legislation the passage of the number of bills. If one law says something than twenty more makes it 20 times better. I believe in the KISS principle and the Lawyers make money with more.

  3. I see no language in the Constitution granting the Congress any authority to delegate it’s lawmaking power to any agency created by the government. While the agencies may have enforcement powers, the regulations should all (and I do mean all) be passed by Congress and signed by the president. This is why we have rule by bureaucratic dictate. the people allow it.

    • Bingo. It is long past time for (proverbial) heads on pikes. This federal government has lost its way and must be dismantled, wrong-doers punished, and the rest sent packing back to whatever hole they crawled out of.

  4. Congress MUST step up and assert their position in our government. It’s bills which are passed to become laws. Remember the song? “I am a bill, I am only a bill, and I’m sittin’ here on Capitol Hill.” The Senate and the House of Representatives have to be involved here. Even if they are in Holiday Recess, they are still responsible for these actions. Who do I call?

  5. If this congress continues to “fail” in their duty to protect the american people from the “excesses” of the other branches of the federal government, i.e., this “executive branch”, then it is our duty as american voters to expell each and every one of them who doesnot do their “utmost” to defend the people from this governmental tyranny. Be assured, the vast majority of the american people will not be “rounded up and herded” like “serfs or cattle” by a corrupt federal government trying to “use their unconstitutional methods and laws” to justify their “stealth dictatorship” of our country. We will not tolorate it, or them……….

  6. The Marxist in Chief is pounding the bloody tipped hammer down on America faster everyday. “The system must and will be overwhelmed.” Once people begin to see their blood flowing in the streets, maybe they will wake up. Oops, I guess not.

  7. I haven’t read this article yet, so I’m probably jumping the gun, but I went to the website regulations.gov, and there are just 86 new regulations listed for the past 3 days. I cannot read the article for a couple hours, but i just wanted to put this out there for comments. Thanks ahead of time.

  8. Our political leaders took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America, if they violate that oath then their words are as worthless as they are.

    Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that only the Congress can coin money!

    “To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures”

    In stark contrast to this statement, the Federal Reserve Bank is owned and run by private individuals and international bankers.

    Mention the Federal Reserve (FED) and most people, including Americans, will think that you are talking about the financial arm of the US government.

    That assumption, however, would be well off the mark.

    The Federal Reserve is in fact a private company. The name “Federal Reserve” was carefully chosen and designed to deceive Americans into believing they were part of our Government when in fact it is privately owned by international bankers in direct violation to Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.

    These international bankers have the power, through the United States Treasury, to print money by simply adding ink to worthless pieces of paper.

    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped thru congress during the Christmas break with the majority of it’s members absent.

    The bankers elected to fund Woodrow Wilson’s attempt to gain the presidency of the United Sates, in return for his continuing support of the FED.

    After his election to the Presidency Woodrow Wilson passed the Federal Reserve Act, only to later comment, “I have unwittingly ruined my country”.

    There are a great many commentators who believe that US presidential candidates are now carefully selected and funded by the FED, so that they can guarantee that every new president will be sympathetic to their cause.

    The Federal Reserve is self serving and privately owned in violation to the Constitution, charging interest on illegally printed money. Money printed from nothing!
    In America On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. Five months later A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY was MURDERED!

    Even with out Executive Order 11110 the Constitution is the law of the land and that is all that is needed to throw these frauds out and make them pay back everything they have stolen for the last 100 years!

    Your income is taxed to pay the Federal Reserve what they charge for printing money that is illegal and unconstitutional in the first place!

    Income taxes are unconstitutional
    Originally income taxes were illegal because the Constitution required all taxes to be apportioned among the states proportional to their populations, not their incomes.
    The 16th Amendment, which permits federal income taxes, was not ratified in the same language by three fourths of the United States as required by Article V of the Constitution and is therefore invalid. The approved wording was different in different states and therefore they ratified different amendments! (“Is Income Tax Un-American and Illegal?”, July and August, 1993, pp. 14-16).
    The courts refuse to cast down the 16th Amendment even though it was not legally ratified.

    In 1913, the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution was supposedly adopted. This amendment is known as the income tax amendment. Actually, it did not repeal the existing constitutional provisions relating to taxes and thus created no new taxing powers. Furthermore, as proved by the exhaustive research of Bill Benson and Red Beckman, the alleged amendment was not properly approved by any of the 48 states then in existence, much less than by the required three-fourths of them, so the Sixteenth Amendment was never ratified. Their book, The Law That Never Was, gives the details of their findings. The bottom line is that the income tax has been a massive fraud from the outset, totally lacking in a legal basis.

    The Federal Reserve is also a monopoly–in a country where monopolies are supposed to be illegal. The IRS deposits people’s income tax checks directly in the Federal Reserve banks–not in the united States Treasury. Therefore, the IRS, an unconstitutional entity, is merely the collection agency for the international banksters. Over the years the IRS has become a tool of the elite banking families to financially attack and/or imprison people who expose the Federal Reserve. It is also a tool used by the D.C. elite to attack people who expose government corruption.

    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13

    These frauds made our money worthless so invest in LEAD!

    “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

    “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” – Barack Hussein Obama

    Communist Goals (1963)
    #3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
    #15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

    Acts 5: 29Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

    Luke 22:36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.

    Karl Marx, once wrote that, the goal of the Communists was to quote,. “enter into men’s minds and cast God down from his throne.”

    Matthew 12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

    Jeremiah 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the SICKLE in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
    Jeremiah 50:23How is the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
    BABYLON = the HAMMER and SICKLE!

    Jeremiah 50:14-15. 14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD. 15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen , her walls are thrown down : for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done , do unto her.

    Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying , Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down , and shall be found no more at all.

    All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Psalm 118:10

    • Thank you! Great synopsis. I hope everyone reads this and does some research.Pass the info to everyone they know. this evil cabal of banksters are killing our country.

  9. Steve, I agree but I must correct you on a point or two.

    The Fed cannot print money. There are only $9.3 Trillion US Dollars printed and circulating in the entire world and it’s illegal to print any more money than this. This is called the total US Money Supply.

    The crime syndicate owned FED, does not print money, they electronically counterfeit money. The electronically counterfeit over $1 Trillion US Dollars every year by buying US Bonds electronically with money they don’t have. Then they expect foolish Americans to pay back the crime syndicates for their counterfeiting.

    There are only $9.2 Trillion US Dollars printed and circulating in the entire world so it’s physically impossible for the crime syndicate’s to loan US Taxpayers $17 Trillion US Dollars. If you were to stack $17 Trillion REAL US Dollars flat in one stack, the stack would reach all the way to the moon and back again.

    So congress passed a law that no one, not even congress, can ever find out which crime syndicates own the FED. And congress passed another law saying no one, not even congress, can audit the crime syndicates that own the FED.

  10. Until Congress votes to abolish the EPA as well as the TSA & IRS and impeaches Barry & Holder, we can continue the steady evisceration and evaporation of our Constitutional liberties. I fear we have scant little time left to aright the ship.

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