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Thu Sep 10, 2020, 06:17 PM

'Appalling Betrayal': New Report Details Dozens of Trump Rollbacks Perpetrated Under Cover of Covid-

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/10/appalling-betrayal-new-report-details-dozens-trump-rollbacks-perpetrated-under-cover

"Nearly 200,000 Americans are dead and more than 6 million have been infected with Covid-19 because of the administration's disastrous response, but Trump's top priority is showering giant corporations with deregulatory special favors," says Matt Kent of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen.

In the nearly six months since President Donald Trump declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, he has rolled back at least 30 public protections, while proposing changes to at least 20 others, according to a report published Thursday by Public Citizen's Coalition on Sensible Safeguards.

The report—Pandemic Rollbacks: Slashing Safeguards During the Coronavirus—tracks dozens of regulatory rollbacks enacted or proposed by the Trump administration since March.

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Noting that Trump "has directed agencies to press forward with his dangerous, unpopular, and corrupt deregulatory agenda as if it's business as usual," the report accuses the president of appearing "eager to take advantage of the crisis and ram through deregulatory policies while the rest of the country is distracted."

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The article enumerates some of those rollbacks.

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Reply 'Appalling Betrayal': New Report Details Dozens of Trump Rollbacks Perpetrated Under Cover of Covid- (Original post)
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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 06:21 PM

1. Surprise!! Another trump scandal...As the election draws ever closer..

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 06:30 PM

2. No doubt is dr atlas is encouraging this. Stanford needs to disassociate itself from this doctor

like John Hopkins did with Ben Carson

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 06:34 PM

3. Every tragedy is a windfall in Trumpworld.

He never misses a golden opportunity. Never.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 06:37 PM

4. and we hear nothing about it

until it's too late.

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Thu Sep 10, 2020, 06:47 PM

5. kick

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 11:49 PM

6. A sampling...


Weakening EPA rules on methane emissions.

Relaxing the Volcker Rule, which was enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to prevent banks from acting like hedge funds.

Reducing regulations on trains transporting extremely flammable materials.

Loosening restrictions on predatory payday lending companies.

Revoking Health and Human Services Department nondiscrimination protections for transgender people and people seeking abortions.

Easing rules on dark money disclosure by groups including the National Rifle Association and AARP.

Limiting states' power to reject fossil fuel projects.

Eviscerating protections for asylum-seekers.

Among the administration's proposed rollbacks are: revoking protections for unhoused transgender people, redefining critical wildlife habitats, revising the Clean Air Act, weakening pipeline safety rules, and removing barriers on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Sea.


Wow!

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