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(Marketwatch)   Trump signs executive order that simply reads "f*ck laws"   (marketwatch.com) divider line
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2020-05-20 9:23:22 AM  
So basically, "make money however you can regardless of how many poors it screws over or how farked the environment becomes as a result."

This apricot asshole can't be voted right the fark out soon enough.  He is literally going to destroy the world in an attempt to save the country that will only end up destroying it, too.

To say that Trump will go down in history as the worst president the US has ever had is no longer even remotely adequate enough to express the Vantablack depths of his depravity, incompetence, greed, evil, and abject stupidity.
 
2020-05-20 9:25:14 AM  
This must be targeted at laws protecting worker safety and unions.
 
2020-05-20 9:26:54 AM  

wademh: This must be targeted at laws protecting worker safety and unions.


Yup. Kill OSHA. Screw "essential" workers.
 
2020-05-20 9:35:49 AM  
This might be the most dangerous thing he's done as President.

Trump said the order will instruct federal agencies "to use any and all authority to waive, suspend and eliminate unnecessary regulations that impede economic recovery." Trump told members of his cabinet that the order will give them "great authority" to slash regulations.

Who decides what is an "unnecessary regulation"??? His lackeys, who do what he says.
So basically he can undo any regulation he wants, oh and he wants to make them permanent:

"I'm directing agencies to review the hundreds of regulations we've already suspended in response to the virus and make these suspensions permanent where possible," Trump said.
 
2020-05-20 9:38:04 AM  
So what is it exactly that a dictator has the power to do that Trump doesn't right now?
 
2020-05-20 9:38:43 AM  
Wait, did I just get in the Trump train again?  No wonder no one else is in here.
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2020-05-20 9:39:10 AM  
Burn it all down.
 
2020-05-20 10:04:12 AM  
Why even have a legislative body if the executive branch has carte blanche to stop implementing policy at all?
 
2020-05-20 10:05:21 AM  
It's a republican wet dream
 
2020-05-20 10:05:28 AM  
I just want to blow your moral-ometers and explain that this is how conservatives felt when the racial segregation system broke down, and the way you feel about Trump is just the way they felt about Obama.
 
2020-05-20 10:06:40 AM  
"Hey, boys! Those slavery and child-labor laws are out the window thanks to Trump! Let's take this country back to 1849!"

/facepalm
 
2020-05-20 10:06:45 AM  

wademh: This must be targeted at laws protecting worker safety and unions.


They already made the OSHA rules for meat packing plants "optional".  What more do they want?
 
2020-05-20 10:07:13 AM  
Regulations = Federal Laws.  So, traveling interstate to murder someone because you think it will help the economic recovery is now legal.

DO NOT MURDER ANYBODY BECAUSE YOU THINK IT WILL HELP THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY
 
2020-05-20 10:07:24 AM  

hugram: Wait, did I just get in the Trump train again?  No wonder no one else is in here.
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She looks concerned...
 
2020-05-20 10:08:07 AM  

covfefe: I just want to blow your moral-ometers and explain that this is how conservatives felt when the racial segregation system broke down, and the way you feel about Trump is just the way they felt about Obama.


See, this is how you troll.
 
2020-05-20 10:08:17 AM  
His replacement(s) are going to spend their entire terms undoing his damage, aren't they?
 
2020-05-20 10:09:10 AM  
No, it doesn't.  It says "use any and all authority".  Which means that he is instructing the system to realign itself within its established authority and law.  It's drastic, and probably crazy, but lets not start making stuff up here.
 
2020-05-20 10:09:21 AM  
fark his so called order.  The feebleminded fool is NOT a deity!
 
2020-05-20 10:09:55 AM  

Walker: This might be the most dangerous thing he's done as President.

Trump said the order will instruct federal agencies "to use any and all authority to waive, suspend and eliminate unnecessary regulations that impede economic recovery." Trump told members of his cabinet that the order will give them "great authority" to slash regulations.

Who decides what is an "unnecessary regulation"??? His lackeys, who do what he says.
So basically he can undo any regulation he wants, oh and he wants to make them permanent:

"I'm directing agencies to review the hundreds of regulations we've already suspended in response to the virus and make these suspensions permanent where possible," Trump said.


He's a moron.  He can't make suspensions permanent, whoever becomes president next can eliminate them with the stroke of a pen. And it's likely that the only reason his suspensions are possible now is that it's going to take a while to wind their way thru courts before someone tells him that's illegal.  He's going to find that the authority to do those things do not exist.
 
2020-05-20 10:09:57 AM  
Until we realize a President Jeb Bush/Ted Cruz/Ben Sasse/John Kasich would have done the exact same thing with a few more weasel words, this country is screwed.
 
2020-05-20 10:10:03 AM  
Behold!  The economy is now open!
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It's been 3 weeks in Georgia.  Nothing is really open.  I hear people go to restaurants out in the sticks, but not here in Atlanta.  It turns out that people are actually quite reluctant to get sick and die.  Who could have foreseen that!?
 
2020-05-20 10:10:07 AM  

Thosw: His replacement(s) are going to spend their entire terms undoing his damage, aren't they?


Can't unscramble an egg.
 
2020-05-20 10:10:46 AM  
Instead of going after specific laws, he's using the old "I'll know it when I see it" standard.
Does he want bedbugs, that's how you get bedbugs.
 
2020-05-20 10:10:54 AM  
Republicans winning in November will be "better" for short term economic recovery, so I assume this applies to Federal election laws as well?
 
2020-05-20 10:11:08 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Burn it all down.


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2020-05-20 10:11:19 AM  
Mr. President, Does that mean we can bring back slavery and void all child labor laws? I'm just asking for a few friends.
 
2020-05-20 10:11:23 AM  

Thosw: His replacement(s) are going to spend their entire terms undoing his damage, aren't they?


You think he's going to leave.

He's rapidly consolidating power. He'll make his move to suspend elections soon, arrest Democratic leaders, and declare himself president for life; and it'll be up to the regular citizens to try and stop it.
 
2020-05-20 10:11:23 AM  
Here's the thing about Trump.  This is the best he's going to be throughout the remainder of his time in office.  And tomorrow will be the best he's going to be.  Every single day will be worse than the day before it.
 
2020-05-20 10:11:30 AM  

emersonbiggins: Why even have a legislative body if the executive branch has carte blanche to stop implementing policy at all?


The point to the GOP is to steal what they can and burn everything else down.

The only difference between the past and now is they were trying to be subtle before.  That required laws.  They're being overt now, so they're going full banana republic now.  The only point to holding one house of Congress is to stop Congress from acting as a coequal branch.
 
2020-05-20 10:11:40 AM  

Mugato: So what is it exactly that a dictator has the power to do that Trump doesn't right now?


He still can't have people executed for speaking out against him. If he wins re-election, that will probably change.
 
2020-05-20 10:11:45 AM  

Thosw: His replacement(s) are going to spend their entire terms undoing his damage, aren't they?


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2020-05-20 10:12:09 AM  
....and the looting begins in earnest
 
2020-05-20 10:12:37 AM  
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2020-05-20 10:12:39 AM  
It will be challenged in the courts.

Not sure if that will help at this point though.

I got a baaaad feeling about this.
 
2020-05-20 10:13:21 AM  

hugram: Wait, did I just get in the Trump train again?  No wonder no one else is in here.
[Susan Collins on train]


That photo needs a soundtrack behind it. Something out of a spaghetti western but blended with chilled Ensure
 
2020-05-20 10:13:36 AM  

emersonbiggins: Why even have a legislative body if the executive branch has carte blanche to stop implementing policy at all?


I'd say ask the Supreme Court but Justice Kegstand might try to fight me on a boat in Rhode Island.

/when he's not busy chugging beer and orange dick
 
2020-05-20 10:13:59 AM  

emersonbiggins: Why even have a legislative body if the executive branch has carte blanche to stop implementing policy at all?


I could see this working for regulations that were created by the executive branch, rather than specific regulations enacted by Congress.  A lot of specific details (e.g., permissible pollutant output) are determined by executive agencies, like the EPA.  So while Trump can't technically kill the legislation, he can water down the strength and eliminate enforcement.

Smart companies will not fall for this, as things will hopefully be back to some degree of sanity in about 8 months, but sadly many will be willing to do whatever it takes until then to maximize profits, workers and environment be damned.
 
2020-05-20 10:14:07 AM  

LL316: Here's the thing about Trump.  This is the best he's going to be throughout the remainder of his time in office.  And tomorrow will be the best he's going to be.  Every single day will be worse than the day before it.


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2020-05-20 10:14:26 AM  
So a bunch of companies will suddenly be unable to afford PPE for their employees.
 
2020-05-20 10:15:42 AM  

Mugato: So what is it exactly that a dictator has the power to do that Trump doesn't right now?


emersonbiggins: Why even have a legislative body if the executive branch has carte blanche to stop implementing policy at all?


The regulations he's talking about are already the purview of the Executive, and they cannot exceed or un-write the boundaries of the duly-passed laws (or notes on understandings/implementations of the law's demands; which, again, by design). What OrangeAnus is signalling is that it's open season for conservative (de)regulators and businesspeople to mount up and submit lists of sections of the Federal Code they would no longer like to enforce/follow, and that there will be a "streamlined" review process to remove them.

And no, he can't just not do things once Congress has appropriated money. That was called impoundment, and Nixon's SCOTUS put a stop to it precisely because it's a ridiculous thing to suggest a Congress with power of the purse can appropriate money that the Executive can just refuse to spend.

// if we had a Senate majority that cared about people, Congress could put a stop to it
// you get what you vote for, Red States
// and so do the rest of us, so thanks for that
// enjoy your beach vacation, Typhoid Cletus
 
2020-05-20 10:15:57 AM  

Psychopusher: So basically, "make money however you can regardless of how many poors it screws over or how farked the environment becomes as a result."

This apricot asshole can't be voted right the fark out soon enough.  He is literally going to destroy the world in an attempt to save the country that will only end up destroying it, too.

To say that Trump will go down in history as the worst president the US has ever had is no longer even remotely adequate enough to express the Vantablack depths of his depravity, incompetence, greed, evil, and abject stupidity.


Now, now. That's not fair

As we know, our current digital experience virtually guarantees that we will be an archeological blank to future generations

And thousands of sprawling, glorious empires have fallen and been forgotten

Those two details indicate the absolute worst possible fate for Trump: he will be forgotten

To someone like him, better to be Nero and be remembered than to be one of dozens of competent stewards, lost to history
 
2020-05-20 10:16:28 AM  

emersonbiggins: Why even have a legislative body if the executive branch has carte blanche to stop implementing policy at all?


A critical portion of the legislative body is fully behind the executive branch's carte blanche implementation of said legislative body's policies.
 
2020-05-20 10:16:36 AM  
Not content with just eliminating the previous administration from history, nothing is safe anymore. He will tear down any rule, any regulation, any law, any person, in order to serve his own interests. His hunger for destruction can never be sated, and nobody who can stop him is willing to take a stand, because then it'll be their turn on the pyre.

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2020-05-20 10:17:09 AM  

berylman: hugram: Wait, did I just get in the Trump train again?  No wonder no one else is in here.
[Susan Collins on train]

That photo needs a soundtrack behind it. Something out of a spaghetti western but blended with chilled Ensure


Now I'm envisioning Charles Bronson's harmonica from Once Upon a Time in the West playing...
 
2020-05-20 10:17:27 AM  

covfefe: I just want to blow your moral-ometers and explain that this is how conservatives felt when the racial segregation system broke down, and the way you feel about Trump is just the way they felt about Obama.


Unfortunately, feels aren't how you run a government.
 
2020-05-20 10:17:40 AM  

wademh: This must be targeted at laws protecting worker safety and unions.


Gut worker safety, consumer protection, & grant nursing homes full immunity for killing old people.
//Do you or your loved ones enjoy bedsores, elder abuse, & can't get enough?
 
2020-05-20 10:17:46 AM  
Who's "feckless", again?
 
2020-05-20 10:18:04 AM  
He thinks that if he can kick start the economy, he can win the next election.
Bad news Orange Julius, it ain't going to happen like that, and all those unemployed people (many of which still will be) will remember. Then there are all those people who had a loved one die while you play golf, steal PPE and equipment, then withhold aid to states that don't support you.
Now is your new round of election interference, something that states decide for themselves.

You don't have the power to change all of that, and you will be removed from office at the end of the year, one way or another.
 
2020-05-20 10:19:40 AM  
Just wait for that time between November and January where he executive signs massive tax relief for the massive wealthy, increases the presidential retirement pay to 10 million a year, no month, and declared coal to be the national fossil fuel.
 
2020-05-20 10:22:28 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Regulations = Federal Laws.  So, traveling interstate to murder someone because you think it will help the economic recovery is now legal.

DO NOT MURDER ANYBODY BECAUSE YOU THINK IT WILL HELP THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY


Theres only one person that would work with anyway.
 
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