California governor: We’re not spending more on low-income housing because it’s too expensive to build – LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-governor-we-re-not-spending-more-on-1484082718-htmlstory.html 

From NPR/Planet Money: How A Law Is Implemented Depends On A President’s Rules: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/26/511745408/how-a-law-is-implemented-depends-on-a-presidents-rules

Common sticking points: complexity of federal, state, and local regulations, cost of compliance. 

At federal level, President Trump has signed an executive order directing agencies that for every 1 new regulation, 2 old regulations must be rescinded.

Can’t help wonder where all of this will go.

We’ve seemed to have decided as a society, with the election of Trump, for the ‘disassembly  [or was it deconstruction?] of the administrative state’.

I keep thinking the direction is: destroy the minimum wage, destroy the subsidies for housing lower-income people, get rid of Medicaid. 

We shall see.

Edit (2017-03-13): Back when I listened to right-wing ‘Conservative’ radio on a daily basis, seems like the direction they were also aiming for included the elimination of Social Security, Medicare, and Unemployment Insurance. The “Social[ist] Safety Net”.

Are we headed in that direction?