Bush’s midnight farewell December 21, 2008Posted by rationalskeptic in Politics, Uncategorized.
Tags: Election, George Bush, Law, Regulations
[This blog was adapted from an article in the current Rolling Stone magazine, issue 1068/1069, entitled Bush’s Final Fuck You.]
Some of these laws are sure to concern people of all political ideologies:
(Many of the environmental measures are frankly shocking considering the magnitude of the consequences)
Coal lobby: a measure opposed by the governors of TN & KY,(as well as the EPA) that will allow waste from coal mining to be dumped into local valleys and streams.
Agriculture: (in disregard of the Clean Water Act,) allows waste from factory farms to seep unregulated into the public waterways.
Chemical: exempts over 100 primary polluters from monitering emisions.
Labor: limits the amount of time workers are able to take off under FMLA.
Health care: limits health benifits and raises co-payments which will cause many impoverished on Medicaid to pay %10 of their doctor visits and pharmaceuticals costs.
Security: overturns the laws that prevent state law enforcement from spying on Americans and shares the information with Federal intelligence agencies.
These are a small sample of the current “midnight regulations.”
*The Rolling Stone article goes much deeper into the issue.