This is not a Democratic or Republican issue, this is a survival issue.
If this stands, the road to Giedi Prime is nigh. Think about it. I know I have.
It gets better.
Last, week, under the cover of a media bliss-out except among Koch funded right-wing channels, the House of Representatives passed a bill which would effectively repeal future standard setting under every important environmental, public health, consumer protection, labor standards, occupational safety and civil rights law on the books.
The bill, called the REINS Act, requires that any future major regulation adopted by an Executive Agency — say a new toxic chemical standard required by the recently enacted Chemical Safety Act, or a new consumer protection rule about some innovative but untested kind of food additive — must be approved by a specific resolution in each House of Congress within 70 days to take effect.
Because congress is scientifically and technologically inept as well as technologically inefficient in moving and properly analyzing data through said chamber before having to vote on ALL major regulations as complex as these, the end result will be ...
Over time, as new health, safety, consumer and labor protection issues arise, all of these laws will effectively have been repealed, with no public debate and no accountability. It will also be impossible to restore them as long as the REINS Act is in effect, because by requiring Congress to approve every regulation, it makes it impossible to pass technically complex and scientifically valid rules on any topic of controversy.
In effect, we are going back to the 19th century where the devil takes the hindmost and the middle class gets screwed.