Survey: Should Outgoing Gov'ts Be Allowed To Pass "Midnight Regulations?"

After Franklin Roosevelt was elected he had to sit around until March 4 for the inauguration. Obama only has to wait until January, but it is still over two months, during which time the outgoing administration has been passing all kinds of "midnight rules" on farm regulations, mountaintop removal mining and more. Perhaps the question should be why other countries manage orderly transfers of power in far less time, but should lame duck governments be allowed to change the rules of the game during this time?


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