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  1. #1 The Reins Act - Learn about it 
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    Proposed legislation:

    In adherence to the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, section 1 .  .  . “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” All rules, regulations, or mandates that require citizens, state or local government financial expenditures must first be approved by the U.S. Congress before they can become effective.


    Presently there are nearly 70 unelected government entities which take it upon themselves to pass rules that directly affect you and me. And it is not legal. Tolerated for years, yes, but NOT LEGAL.

    The REINS Act seeks to stop all of that by making all these entities submit their rules to Congress. You can imagine the howling from the heads of EPA and others.

    I am encouraging everyone at the Conservative Underground to learn about this piece of legislation and contact their representatives to voice support.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articl...56.html?page=1
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    IIRC, George Washington was the first to use Executive Orders. But FDR elevated it to an art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    IIRC, George Washington was the first to use Executive Orders. But FDR elevated it to an art.
    not to mention Carter....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    not to mention Carter....
    WHAT!?

    You forget about Zero?
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    In his first two years, FDR formed up 65! new departments. I won't bother to look them up; I think there will be little surprise if any of them are out of business.

    These unapproved (by congress) and unfunded regulations are a major problem for every American. It is why there is a brake required on your lawnmower blade, a 'child detector'' on your garage door, and expensive add-ons to your phone bill and mortgage costs.

    If we can get rid of these unapproved regulations we would go a long way toward establishing a sane America - the one we all thought we would live in.

    Nothing wrong with regulations. A lot of them are good things and should be kept. But not all.

    If you believe the REIN Act should become law, then write your representatives and try to get them on board. The vote may come up in the next couple of months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckerMe View Post
    In his first two years, FDR formed up 65! new departments. I won't bother to look them up; I think there will be little surprise if any of them are out of business.

    These unapproved (by congress) and unfunded regulations are a major problem for every American. It is why there is a brake required on your lawnmower blade, a 'child detector'' on your garage door, and expensive add-ons to your phone bill and mortgage costs.

    If we can get rid of these unapproved regulations we would go a long way toward establishing a sane America - the one we all thought we would live in.

    Nothing wrong with regulations. A lot of them are good things and should be kept. But not all.

    If you believe the REIN Act should become law, then write your representatives and try to get them on board. The vote may come up in the next couple of months.
    I htink 65 departments might be a bit excessive. Offices and agencies under the departments undoubtedly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    WHAT!?

    You forget about Zero?
    Carter issued 919 Executive Orders, the Presidents SINCE have issued only 1297 (including Obama).

    No President has issued more than 500 since FDR in a term (either 4 or 8 years)
    http://www.archives.gov/federal-regi...sposition.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I htink 65 departments might be a bit excessive. Offices and agencies under the departments undoubtedly.
    Right. I should have said bureaucracies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    Carter issued 919 Executive Orders, the Presidents SINCE have issued only 1297 (including Obama).

    No President has issued more than 500 since FDR in a term (either 4 or 8 years)
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    Cain promises at least one - the one that would emasculate Obamacare.:)
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