Electoral message not received by Obama
To the editor:
The November election was certainly an indication about what the majority of Americans thought of the direction of our country. Many pundits attribute the shift in political power to a desire for less government.
As Charles Krauthammer pointed out in his Jan. 2 column, "Obama rules by regulation," it appears that President Obama's political agenda of more government intervention is on track despite his pledge of bipartisan compromise.
Krauthammer points to regulatory moves during the congressional lame-duck session on the environment, energy and health care that will escape congressional debate in favor of regulatory hearings.
On Dec. 23, the Interior Department issued Secretarial Order 3310, reversing a 2003 decision and giving itself the authority (previously the exclusive province of Congress) to designate public lands as "Wild Lands."