Forget the midterm elections: apparently President Obama doesn't need to have a Congress that will work with him. During a year when Congress passed a mere 65 bills, his Administration has packed on a total of 3,659 new regulations.
That's a huge increase in the “public law to regulations” ratio. For every one bill passed by elected lawmakers, the Competitive Enterprise Institute found that bureaucrats passed 56 new regulations.
If that isn't frightening enough, it also means that Obama's Administration passed 10 new laws a day. These “lawmakers” are unelected, which means they will never be held accountable for these regulations. Wayne Crews of CEI makes a valid point:
The deterioration of the Constitution’s separation of, and balance of, powers means that regulators and bureaucrats now make most laws. Congress is so 1789, after all. The executive branch increasingly imposes its will: President Obama and his administration repeatedly say they are not going to wait for Congress, so brace yourselves.
...Did the Obama Administration just make Congress irrelevant?