Open Forum — Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Looks like President Obama is taking a page from Sarah Palin’s book, setting forth new policy in an editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal:
“And today, I am signing an executive order that makes clear that this is the operating principle of our government. This order requires that federal agencies ensure that regulations protect our safety, health and environment while promoting economic growth. And it orders a government-wide review of the rules already on the books to remove outdated regulations that stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive. It’s a review that will help bring order to regulations that have become a patchwork of overlapping rules, the result of tinkering by administrations and legislators of both parties and the influence of special interests in Washington over decades.”
(1) Isn’t this the same approach Darrell Issa announced last week, to the ridicule of the writers at PuffHo (h/t James Taranto) who claimed he wanted to “hand government over to the US Chamber of Commerce”?
(2) With all due respect, Mr. President, I’ll believe it when I see it.
What else is going on today?