New regulations are set to be announced either late this month, next month or maybe even as far off as June. Pruitt, along with President Trump, could potentially have a limited time in office. Changes such as this can generally be seen as temporary.
It also included dozens of less prominent provisions to rein in the soaring cost and transform the dysfunctional delivery of American medicine. It was the kind of BFD that the most consequential presidencies are made of, even though it had squeaked through Congress without any Republican votes, and few Americans truly understood what was in it.
This was the strange legislative vehicle that Democrats had jerry-rigged to drag reform around a Republican filibuster. Its substance was mostly an afterthought—the New York Times ran a dutiful story on page A16 after it passed—but as Obama noted when he signed it the next week at Northern Virginia Community College, it included another BFD.
Tucked into the parliamentary maneuver that rescued his health care law was a similarly radical reform of the trillion-dollar student loan program.
It all added up to a revolution in how America finances higher education, completely overshadowed by the health care hoopla and drama. Over the past seven years, Americans have heard an awful lot about Barack Obama and his presidency, but the actual substance of his domestic policies and their impact on the country remain poorly understood.
He has engineered quite a few quiet revolutions—and some of his louder revolutions are shaking up the status quo in quiet ways. Obama is often dinged for failing to deliver on the hope-and-change rhetoric that inspired so many voters during his ascent to the presidency.
But a review of his record shows that the Obama era has produced much more sweeping change than most of his supporters or detractors realize.
Washington remains as hyperpartisan and broken as ever. When you add up all the legislation from his frenetic first two years, when Democrats controlled Congress, and all the methodical executive actions from the past five years, after Republicans blocked his legislative path, this has been a BFD of a presidency, a profound course correction engineered by relentless government activism.
As a candidate, Obama was often dismissed as a talker, a silver-tongued political savant with no real record of achievement. Gays can now serve openly in the military, insurers can no longer deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions, credit card companies can no longer impose hidden fees and markets no longer believe the biggest banks are too big to fail.
Solar energy installations are up nearly 2, percentand carbon emissions have dropped even though the economy is growing.
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