+menu-


Obama’s 10,000 Executive Commandments?

Obama’s 10,000 Executive Commandments?

Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

INTRODUCTION:

FROM RULE OF LAW TO RULE BY…WHATEVER?

——————————————–

IVE GOT A PEN AND I’VE GOT A PHONE.

AND THAT’S ALL I NEED.

BARACK OBAMA Jan 14, 2014

——————————————-

THE PERTINENT QUESTION AS FAR AS REGULATORY BURDENS ARE CONCERNED IS WHAT THESE EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND MEMORANDA ARE USED FOR AND WHAT THEY DO…….

Thank God, President Trump, and his  incoming  administration, has promised to restore checks and balances on administrative agencies and appoint federal officials with integrity who will protect the rights of all Americans—not just their preferred special interests.

 WOW.. the more I document and know… The more I must document and post what We the People, American Citizens don’t know……

 —————————————————————————————–

Snippets from TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS 2015  (a 91 page report)

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)

 An Annual Snapshot  of the Federal Regulatory State

REGULATION: THE HIDDEN TAX

Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations affect

the economy by hundreds of billions—perhaps trillions—of dollars annually,

in addition to the official dollar outlays that dominate the federal policy

debate.

THE PRECISE REGULATORY COSTS CAN NEVER BE FULLY KNOWN because, unlike taxes, they are unbudgeted and often indirect. But scattered government and private data exist about the number of regulations issued, their costs and effects, and the agencies that issue them.

The Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis and the

Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,

JOINTLY ESTIMATE

THAT AGENCIES SPENT $59.5 BILLION (ON BUDGET) TO ADMINISTER AND POLICE THE REGULATORY ENTERPRISE.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, WHICH WAS FORMERLY RANKED CONSISTENTLY IN THE TOP FIVE, IS NOW SIXTH,  BUT ADDING ITS 186 RULES BRINGS THE TOTAL FROM THE TOP SIX RULE MAKING AGENCIES TO 1,639 RULES, OR 48 PERCENT OF ALL FEDERAL RULES.

ADDING THE $1.88 TRILLION IN OFF-BUDGET COMPLIANCE COSTS BRINGS THE TOTAL RECKONED REGULATORY ENTERPRISE TO ABOUT $1.94 TRILLION.

The “Unconstitutionality Index,” the ratio of regulations issued by agencies to laws passed by Congress and signed by the president, was 16 for 2014 and 51 for 2013. The average for the decade has been 26. This disparity highlights the delegation of lawmaking power to unelected agency officials.

Compiling some of that information can make the federal regulatory enterprise somewhat more comprehensible.

 THAT COMPILATION IS ONE PURPOSE OF TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

————————————————————————————-

Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

Ten Thousand Commandments 2016 (an 89 page report)

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

Clyde Wayne Crews • May 3, 2016

In January 2016, the Congressional Budget  Office (CBO) reported outlays for fiscal year (FY) 2015 of $3.687 trillion and projected spending for FY 2016 at $3.919 trillion. Discretionary, entitlement, and interest spending is projected to surpass $4 trillion in 2017 and to top $5 trillion by FY 2022.2High debt and deficits notwithstanding, $5 trillion in annual spending will soon be the new normal.

Highlights of the 2016 edition include:

  • The federal regulatory cost reached $1.885 trillion in 2015.
  • FEDERAL REGULATION IS A HIDDEN TAX THAT AMOUNTS TO NEARLY $15,000 PER U.S. HOUSEHOLD EACH YEAR.
  • In 2015, 114 laws were enacted by Congress during the calendar year, while 3,410 rules were issued by agencies. Thus, 30 rules were issued for every law enacted last year.
  • Many Americans complain about taxes, but regulatory compliance costs exceed the $1.82 trillion that the IRS is expected to collect in both individual and corporate income taxes from 2015.
  • Some 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions have 3,297 regulations in development at various stages in the pipeline.
  • The top five federal rulemaking agencies account for 41 percent of all federal regulations. These are the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, Interior, Health and Human Services, and Transportation.
  • The 2015 Federal Register contains 80,260 pages, the third highest page count in its history. Of the seven all-time-highest Federal Register total page counts, six occurred under President Obama.
  • The George W. Bush administration averaged 62 major regulations annually over eight years, while the Obama administration has averaged 81 major regulations annually over seven years.

View the fact sheet

Ten Thousand Commandments 2016 Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Introduction
Chapter 1: The Cost of Regulation and Intervention
Chapter 2: Thousands of Pages and Rules in the Federal Register
Chapter 3: Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda
Chapter 4: 24,000 Public Notices Annually
Chapter 5: Analysis of the Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations
Chapter 6: GAO Database on Regulation
Chapter 7: Regulation and the EPA
Chapter 8: Regulation and the FCC
Chapter 9: Liberate to Stimulate

———————————————————————————-

2015  The Ten Thousand Commandments  a 91 page report

TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS ARCHIVES

10KC 2015 (full study in PDF)

10KC 2014 (full study in PDF)

10KC 2013 (full study in PDF)

10KC 2012 (full study in PDF)

10KC 2011 (full study in PDF)

10KC 2010 (full study in PDF)

10KC 2009 (full study in PDF)

——————————————————————-

Pardon my redundancy……

An Annual Snapshot of  the Federal Regulatory State

2015 Edition by Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.

REGULATION: THE HIDDEN TAX

Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations affect

the economy by hundreds of billions—perhaps trillions—of dollars annually,

in addition to the official dollar outlays that dominate the federal policy

debate.

 THE PRECISE REGULATORY COSTS CAN NEVER BE FULLY KNOWN because, unlike taxes, they are unbudgeted and often indirect. But scattered government and private data exist about the number of regulations issued, their costs and effects, and the agencies that issue them.

Compiling some of that information can make the federal regulatory enterprise somewhat more comprehensible. THAT COMPILATION IS ONE PURPOSE OF TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS, highlights of which follow:

Based on the best available federal government data, past reports, and contemporary studies, this report highlights estimated regulatory compliance and economic costs of $1.88 trillion annually.

In 2014, 224 laws were enacted by Congress during the calendar year, whereas 3,554 rules were issued by agencies. Thus, 16 rules were issued for every law enacted last year.

The “Unconstitutionality Index,” the ratio of regulations issued by agencies to laws passed by Congress and signed by the president, was 16 for 2014 and 51 for 2013. The average for the decade has been 26. This disparity highlights the delegation of lawmaking power to unelected agency officials.

If one assumed that all costs of federal regulation and intervention flowed all the way down to households, U.S. households would “pay” $14,976 annually on average in regulatory hidden tax. That payment amounts to 23 percent of the average income of $63,784 and 29 percent of the expenditure budget of $51,100. The “tax” exceeds every item in the budget except housing. More is “spent”on embedded regulation than on health care, food, transportation, entertainment, apparel and services, and savings. The estimated cost of regulation exceeds half the level of the federal spending itself, which was $3.5 trillion in 2014.

Regulatory costs of $1.88 trillion amount to 11 percent of the U.S. GDP, which was estimated at $17.4 trillion in 2014 by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

When regulatory costs are combined with federal FY 2014 outlays of $3.5 trillion, the federal government’s share of the entire economy now reaches 30.6 percent.

The costs of the regulatory “hidden tax” surpass federal income tax receipts. Regulatory compliance costs exceed 2014 total individual income tax revenues of $1.386 trillion.

Regulatory compliance costs vastly exceed the 2014 estimated U.S. corporate income tax revenues of $333 billion and rival corporate pretax profits of $2.235 trillion.

If it were a country, U.S. regulation would be the world’s tenth-largest economy, ranking behind Russia and ahead of India.

U.S. regulatory costs exceed each of the GDPs of Australia and Canada, the highest income nations among the countries ranked most free in the annual Index of Economic Freedom and Economic Freedom of the World reports.

 

The Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis and the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,

JOINTLY ESTIMATE THAT AGENCIES SPENT $59.5 BILLION (ON BUDGET) TO ADMINISTER AND POLICE THE REGULATORY ENTERPRISE. ADDING THE $1.88 TRILLION IN OFF-BUDGET COMPLIANCE COSTS BRINGS THE TOTAL RECKONED REGULATORY ENTERPRISE TO ABOUT $1.94 TRILLION.

Among the six all-time-high Federal Register page counts, five have occurred under President Obama.

The annual outflow of more than 3,500 final rules—sometimes far above that level—means that 90,836 rules have been issued since 1993.

The Federal Register finished 2014 at 77,687 pages, the sixth-highest level in its history. Federal Register pages devoted specifically to final rules stand at 24,861 in 2014. The record high is 26,417 in 2013.

The 2014 Federal Register contained 3,554 final rules and 2,383 proposed rules. Since the nation’s founding, more than 15,209 executive orders have been issued.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ISSUED 215 BY THE END OF 2014.

President George W. Bush’s administration averaged 62 major rules annually during his eight years in office; Obama’s six years so far have averaged 81.

Whereas the federal government issues more than 3,500 rules annually, public notices in the Federal Register normally exceed 24,000 annually, with uncounted “guidance documents” and other materials among them. There were 23,970 notices in 2014, and there have been 501,899 since 1995.

Sixty federal departments, agencies, and commissions have 3,415 regulations at various stages of implementation, according to the 2014 “Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions,” which lists federal regulatory actions at various stages of implementation.

Of the 3,415 regulations in the pipeline, 200 are “economically significant” rules, which the federal government defines as having annual effects on the economy of $100 million or more. Assuming that those rule making effects are primarily regulatory implies roughly $20 billion yearly in future off-budget regulatory costs.

Of the 3,415 regulations now in the works, 674 affect small businesses. Of those, 374 required a regulatory flexibility analysis; 300 were otherwise noted by agencies to affect small businesses.

The five most active rule-producing agencies—the departments of the Treasury, Interior, Commerce, Transportation, and Health and Human Services—account for 1,453 rules, or 43 percent of all rules in the Unified Agenda pipeline.

The Environmental Protection Agency, which was formerly ranked consistently in the top five, is now sixth, but adding its 186 rules brings the total from the top six rulemaking agencies to 1,639 rules, or 48 percent of all federal rules

——————————————————-

I started here…

Chapter 3 May 3, 2016

Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

https://cei.org/…/Ten%20Thousand%20Commandments%202016%20-%20Chapter%…

Crews: Ten Thousand Commandments 2016. 23. Presidential Executive Orders and. Executive Memoranda. President Obama famously pledged to use his “pen …

 

Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda …

https://cei.org/10KC/Chapter-3

May 3, 2016 – [51] Executive orders, presidential memoranda, and other executive actions make up a … [61] In all, four of Obama’s executive orders directly address … Read Chapter 2 – THOUSANDS OF PAGES AND RULES IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER.

The pertinent question as far as regulatory burdens are concerned is what these executive orders and memoranda are used for and what they do…….

We live in an era in which the government— without actually passing a law—increasingly dictates parameters of various economic sectors, including health care, retirement, education, energy production, finance, land and resource management, funding of science and research, and manufacturing. Executive actions and decrees issued in a limited government context have different implications than do those issued in an era of activist government, rendering some of what transpires today without precedent………

Counting rules and regulations, executive orders, memoranda, and other regulatory guidance gets us only so far. These actions need more scrutiny and oversight, because they have become powerful means of working around the constitutional system of legislation made by an elected body.[69]

———————————————————————————

Are you concerned, with any of Obama Executive Orders and Memorandums

IVE GOT A PEN AND I’VE GOT A PHONE.

AND THAT’S ALL I NEED.

BARACK OBAMA

FROM RULE OF LAW TO RULE BY…WHATEVER?

President Obama famously pledged to use his “pen and phone” to implement parts of his policy agenda without congressional approval.[51] Executive orders, presidential memoranda, and other executive actions make up a large component of that initiative.[52] This section examines those numbers, but a considerable amount of executive branch activity is not well measured and merits heightened attention, especially when an administration so explicitly emphasizes unilateral action.[53]

Presidential memoranda since 1999— which presidential scholar Phillip Cooper has termed “executive orders by another name”—are also depicted in Figure 15.[55] Memoranda may or may not be published, depending on the administration’s own determination of “general applicability and legal effect,” making it “difficult to count presidential memoranda.”[56] Obama’s pace since 2009 tops that of George W. Bush, which is unsurprising given his administration’s openness about prioritizing executive action. Bush published 129 memoranda over his entire presidency, whereas Obama issued 219 during his first seven years that were published in the Federal Register

——————————————————————————————

This kind of bullying and intimidation of Americans by a federal agency must be shut down. The incoming Trump administration has the opportunity to restore checks and balances on administrative agencies and appoint federal officials with integrity who will protect the rights of all Americans—not just their preferred special interests.

Originally posted at The Daily Signal. 

President-elect Donald Trump has a golden opportunity to restrain other overzealous regulators. One place to start is at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which governs private-sector labor relations. Originally built to act as an impartial agency that represents the public in labor disputes, the agency has become overly political and prone to playing favorites.

How Trump Can Curb the Power of Unelected Regulators

The Daily Signal Trey Kovacs December 9, 2016

—————————————————————————————–

From Rule of Law to Rule by…Whatever

Presidential Memoranda | whitehouse.gov

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential…/presidentialmemoranda

EXECUTIVE ORDERS · PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDA · PROCLAMATIONS · LEGISLATION · NOMINATIONS & … MEMORANDA. PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM on December 08, 2016 …

Presidential Memoranda

Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

Presidential Memoranda — Minnesota World’s Fair 2023

Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

Message to the Senate — UN Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration

Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

Message to the Senate — Arms Trade Treaty

Presidential Memorandum on December 08, 2016

Presidential Determination and Waiver — Pursuant to Section 2249a of Title 10, United States Code, and Sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act to Support U.S. Special Operations to Combat Terrorism in Syria

Presidential Memorandum on December 08, 2016

Message to Congress — Brazil Social Security Agreement

Presidential Memorandum on December 05, 2016

Presidential Memorandum — Steps for Increased Legal and Policy Transparency Concerning the United States Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations

Presidential Memorandum on December 05, 2016

Letter from the President — Supplemental 6-month War Powers Letter

Presidential Memorandum on December 02, 2016

Presidential Determination — Pursuant to Section 570(a) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997

Presidential Memorandum on December 01, 2016

Presidential Determination — Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

Presidential Memorandum on November 16, 2016

Presidential Memorandum — Eligibility of the Multinational Force and Observers to Receive Defense Articles and Defense Services

Comments are closed.