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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:00 PM

Trump has killed or weakened 860 regulations

Here is a tiny sampling of what Trump is doing.

More people will die in bed because mattresses will no longer have to be as fire-retardant as they are now. Construction site workers will be more likely to be run over by vehicles. Hundreds of endangered species will no longer be on the list for protection.

New safety regulations on how meat and poultry are processed, in the works since 2001, will not be pursued. A requirement that federal contracts be issued only to firms that comply with 14 labor and civil rights laws, including equal pay for women, has been dropped. States may no longer create retirement savings plans for private-sector workers.

Large companies no longer have to spell out what they pay men and what they pay women or what they pay whites and what they pay blacks, a rule that had been aimed at promoting pay equity.

States no longer have limits on drug tests for those receiving unemployment benefits. Financial advisers will not have to act in the best interests of their clients. Employers no longer have to keep records of worker injuries, and the federal government will no longer publicize worker injuries. Government contractors no longer must disclose violations of labor laws. Judges no longer have discretion over handing out lenient criminal sentences. Private prisons will not be phased out. Law enforcement may seize assets of suspects not convicted of a crime.

Toxic waste dumps slated for cleanup will be ignored. More waterways will not have to meet federal environmental protection standards. Power plants have fewer restrictions on emissions of greenhouse gases. Regulations that require chemical companies to reveal what is in storage tanks (an issue in Hurricane Harvey) are disappearing. Federal standards to make natural-disaster-ravaged infrastructure more resistant to flooding when rebuilt have been revoked.






[link:http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/be-very-afraid-trump-has-killed-or-weakened-860-regulations/|

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Response to blondebanshee (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:04 PM

1. Killing Americans to make America great again.

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Response to blondebanshee (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:07 PM

2. By and large these are health and safety regs intended to protect people.

Now you know where you stand in relationship to corporate greed.

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Response to blondebanshee (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:10 PM

3. As I have stated repeatedly....

Republicans have no incentive to act against Trump because he is furthering their agenda beyond their dreams. Until it is clear that he will hurt their chance to keep the congress in 2018, they will take no steps to rein him in, and why would they? They're getting nearly everything they want out of him?

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Response to blondebanshee (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:10 PM

4. Horrific

Kick and rec'd

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Response to blondebanshee (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:15 PM

5. And let us not forget

Republicans in Congress are trying to pass a new law (REINS Act?) that would make any President adding new regulations virtually impossible, which, of course, would work out fine for Republican Presidents but would tie Democratic Presidents in knots, especially without Congressional support.

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