Clawson: Republicans are Rushing to Dismantle Obama’s Legacy and the Rules that Protect You

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Reprinted from The Daily Kos by Laura Clawson on January 17, 2017.

“Coming soon: Tobacco, unhealthy school lunches, added pollutants, and so much more!” writes Laura Clawson in The Daily Kos. “The Republican Congress is moving fast to undo as much of President Obama’s legacy as possible, and it’s not just Obamacare, not just the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. You will have a chance to gain a whole new appreciation of how much Obama accomplished … as you watch Republicans dismantle it:

“‘The Koch-affiliated Freedom Partners recently issued a “Roadmap to Repeal” laying out dozens of Obama-era executive actions and agency regulations it says constitutes a “unprecedented onslaught of regulatory costs on the US economy.” The group has assembled a list of dozens of Obama initiatives it wants to see reversed — some can be ended with a stroke of Trump’s pen, others are still in the rulemaking process and can be withdrawn, while still others can be targeted through Congress or the courts. […]

The Daily Kos 1/17

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