The usual Friday dump of our Leader’s new edicts and orders. While our heads were turned for our weekend break, the behemoth moves on. Looks like August will be a match for July when Obama unleashed 608 regulations in July, costs 9.5 Billion.
Maggie’s Notebook has done a great deal of work breaking down the Diversity bit– slide on over.
Considering who pays taxes or should (those who work, or should), in 2004, 83% of all income taxes paid-in came from White taxpayers; Blacks 13%, Hispanics 10%, Asians 3.6%. That means 40% of taxpayers, even if they are zero-tax-filers, are other than White. If you think it isn’t relevant that Whites pay 83% of all taxes, even though we are only 63.7% of the population, including children who pay no taxes, (meaning White taxpayers number less than 63.7% considerably), then you likely approve of Social Justice
President Obama did just that on Thursday with an order designed to coordinate a “government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce.” Executive order 13583 creates a council of deputy agency chiefs and federal workers charged with developing a government-wide plan to improve diversity in recruitment, training, and promotion of federal workers, all due within 90 days. After that, each federal agency will have 120 days to develop guidelines of their own.
It’s about time, too. According to the Federal Office of Personnel Management, minorities represent only 38.8 percent of the federal workforce and a mere 43.9 percent of the federal workforce is female.
It’s a national disgrace, but hopefully, this bold act of leadership will start to right the wrongs. After all, if the EEOC has the courage to fight for the rights of dwarfs who can’t see over the counter at Starbucks, surely the Federal Government can ensure that there are more people of color answering the phones at the IRS. Business Insider
In January, he signed an executive order directing agencies to use the “least burdensome tools” that take “into account benefits and cost” and “[promote] economic growth … and job creation.”
Last week, the EPA said it would soon release updated ozone regulations that are going to kill jobs and impose substantial costs on the U.S. economy – at least $90 billion, by its own estimates, and $1 trillion annually between 2020 and 2030 according to industry estimates. Washington Tmes
Need another one? Syria
Executive order 13582 should do it. It freezes the assets of the Syrian government in the U.S., imposes sanctions on the import of Syrian oil and forbids American investment there.
Of course, Syria is only ranked 31st in Oil production worldwide, right behind Ecuador, and 90% of that oil goes elsewhere, but it sounds good and no one will know. Better issue a tough statement too, condemning “the disgraceful attacks on Syrian civilians”. Do it in writing though, so you don’t have to answer any questions. Send Hillary out there: she loves those microphones.
Sure, you’ve on record as saying that you don’t have the authority to halt deportations and that you’re required to follow the laws as Congress passed them, but that kind of thinking is such 20th century stuff. Janet can blow that away.
Have her write a letter to Congress saying that she has the discretion to focus on “priorities”, and that she and the Justice Department will review all the ongoing cases to see who meets the new criteria. Just tell her to say something like “This case-by-case approach will enhance public safety”.
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