Monday, February 9, 2009
More criticism of the Obama administration
Here is a report by the Center for Progressive Reform on President's Obama's choice of Cass Sunstein as a "regulatory czar." The introduction explains: "President Obama’s presumptive selection of Cass Sunstein to serve as the “regulatory czar” for his administration surprised most observers. The business community has generally greeted the announcement with satisfaction. Progressives have expressed concern because Professor Sunstein’s long track record on regulatory issues is decidedly conservative. As longtime colleagues of Professor Sunstein who have debated him numerous times in a variety of settings, we write this paper to explain those concerns, in the hope that if and when he is confirmed, we will be able to continue this debate and work with Professor Sunstein . . . in practical ways during the Obama Administration." The report is available here.