by Anniel 6/11/15
This proposed Act, or something very near it, has been around from the days of FDR, but has never been passed. Very briefly from Lee’s Our Lost Constitution book, the proposed
. . .REINS Act stands for “Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act,” the REINS Act would treat all new “major rules” – that is, those federal regulations that would impose a “significant economic impact” of $100 million or more – essentially as legislative proposals that could take effect ‘only if enacted into law by Congress.’ Under the REINS Act, each new major rule would receive expedited fast-track consideration by both houses of Congress, and, if passed, would then be forwarded to the president for his signature (or veto).
There you have it. The agency comes in says what they propose, along with their projected costs, it gets sent to both Houses who approve it, or not. If passed it goes to the President who signs or vetoes the proposal.
Sounds simple until you Google it. There you are told this act is constitutional/unconstitutional; places the responsibility on the Agencies, no, on Congress; usurps the power of the Executive/does not; would be scored by the nonpartisan OMB/it would be up to the agencies to provide information; there are writers who extol the virtues of agencies and the good they do the country and those who speak against administrative law; Mike Lee and Dick Durbin are co-sponsors on the bill, so was Rand Paul, but now he’s not and voted against it. Read them all if you’d care to.
Maybe Mike Lee is a cock-eyed optimist if he doesn’t see the thousands of ways around this Act and the lies everyone will be told if it ever passes.
Reading this made me see what I have believed for years but have never said aloud before, even closed my eyes to. No more pussy-footing around. We are led by liars, cheats, narcissistic psychopaths, all of that is true and has been said before. The absolute truth we finally need to confront is that we no longer have a government, rather we have a criminal conspiracy acting as a government and running this country into the ground.
Abraham Lincoln said we can only be destroyed from within. Now we have enemies within who are aiding and abetting the enemies without, and we watch the Paul Ryans, Boehners, and even the Cruz’s and Rubios stabbing their countrymen in the back.
Anyone who still thinks we can trust anything or anyone in government is wrong. And how do we change it? You think this through and then tell me, please. • (2389 views)