Sen. Rand Paul's legislation to overturn current and block
future federal regulations that ensure our health and safety,
called the "Regulations of the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act", also referred to as the REINS Act, "reins" in the government but does not rein in the power of corporate giants like the Koch brothers.
Paul's legislation is designed to make it more difficult to implement
safeguards, including those that protect public health, the
environment, and food safety. It would shift decision-making from
experts to politicians; allowing Congress to undermine existing laws
and enabling a majority in one House of Congress to void legal
protections while dispensing with the role of the other body and the
President. Thus the REINS Act represents a threat on several levels.
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this any more!"
- Howard Beale
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