Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Bush Directive Increases Sway on Regulation
In an executive order published last week in the Federal Register, Mr. Bush said that each agency must have a regulatory policy office run by a political appointee, to supervise the development of rules and documents providing guidance to regulated industries. The White House will thus have a gatekeeper in each agency to analyze the costs and the benefits of new rules and to make sure the agencies carry out the president’s priorities.

This strengthens the hand of the White House in shaping rules that have, in the past, often been generated by civil servants and scientific experts.

How very Soviet of him. Party loyalty, don't you know.

When you elect someone who hates "the government," the result is bad governance. I would have thought this was an easy concept, but here we are in the second term of the Bubble Boy presidency.


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