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Opening Arguments

And a fine trickle it is

Talk about every cloud having a silver lining, huh?

The government shutdown has all but turned off the regulatory spigot, reducing the flow of new rules from federal agencies to a trickle.

Regulators and proponents of stronger protections warn that rulemaking delays will jeopardize public safety and health.
The scary part is is that when this is all over, they'll feel behind and rushed, so they'll probably double their output, which means we'll have even less chance of knowing what all the new rules we're supposed to obey are. But, dang it, our public health and safety will be back!