Apparently realizing that his only chance for a true legacy is to become the worst president of all time, Bush has decided to rush a few agendas into action. One of those agendas?
WASHINGTON — The Labor Department is racing to complete a new rule, strenuously opposed by President-elect Barack Obama, that would make it much harder for the government to regulate toxic substances and hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed on the job.
The rule, which has strong support from business groups, says that in assessing the risk from a particular substance, federal agencies should gather and analyze “industry-by-industry evidence” of employees’ exposure to it during their working lives. The proposal would, in many cases, add a step to the lengthy process of developing standards to protect workers’ health.
"Oh no! I only have a few months left! Quick, let's make sure that we make it easier for employers to kill their employees with toxic fumes!!!"
This administration makes so little sense it blows my mind.