Preparing for the next National Emergency: the Gun Crisis?

Posted by  $  Zero 10 months ago to Ask the Gulch
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A question to Trump supporters:
If he is successful in his bid for emergency powers, are you not worried that a future president would likewise bypass congress, issuing emergency executive orders to confront the "gun crisis?"

Or do you believe Pelosi was making an empty threat?


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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 10 months ago
    We know that people will at least use the word "crisis" to justify spending and gov't powers based on history. I remember crisis being used to promote gov't health insurance. In every recession there's been a crisis in homelessness, hunger, joblessness. Then there was the Sept 11 attack, when they had a huge law expanding gov't powers and plans to invade Iraq, apparently waited for a crisis, related or unrelated. As Rahm Emanuel said, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste."

    I do not know whether President Trump is effectively setting a precedent that will actually result in executive power to spend money. I think he is not. I think there is a slow broad trend toward more executive power, and President Trump is just on one step in a long non-partisan process.
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    • Posted by  $  Dobrien 10 months ago
      President Trump has made good and then some on his pledge to slash costly federal regulations, issuing the fewest new rules in recorded history in his first two years, according to a new analysis.

      In fact, the efforts by the White House, Office of Management and Budget, and several agencies to cut and reduce the flow of regulations this year have only ever been topped once: by the same Trump team last year.

      “At year-end 2018, how is President Donald Trump’s regulatory reform project going? Better than Obama, Bush II, and Clinton in terms of fewer regulations; but not as good as Trump’s own first year,” said the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

      In what Crews has dubbed the “Unconstitutionality Index,” Trump has has also slashed the percentage of new rules to new laws passed by Congress and signed by Trump, he wrote in a second report issued Monday.

      Trump’s 2018 index was 12: 3,367 new rules compared to 291 new laws.

      The Index reached 29 under Obama.
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