The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Clinton plays the game to the last minute

Jan 22, 2001

In his last days in office, President Clinton issued 800 pages of guidelines for managed care programs under Medicare and restrictions on animal waste runoff from giant feedlots of hogs and cattle.

The day of Bush's inaugural the new President directed that these last two orders not be published in the Federal Register, which means they can't take effect.

If Clinton had wanted these measures, he could have issued them a bit earlier in his eight years in office. Especially given the fact that when he took office in 1993, he did the exact same thing to the last orders of the elder Bush.