Sorry, I muddled that up a bit. It should be the Biden admin making the call for the pause. The FDA should recommend a course of action to the President who makes the decision because he is accountable to the voters. The FDA is not. If the FDA leadership truly thinks this is too risky to leave in Biden's hands, they could always force a pause by pulling the EUA.I'm not sure who in Congress should be making decisions on vaccine EUAs and the like since I don't think any of them have relevant expertise. Probably a good idea that they don't in general. That said the agency is still certainly subject to oversight and budgetary consequences, whether the congress chooses to exercise that or not.
So I guess we agree that this is a problem then. I never claimed it was a new problem, but the examples I've cited are new ones and in my view quite serious - the IRS in particular was what I would call jaw dropping. The BATFE's selective enforcement decisions have had a major impact on their credibility with RKBA proponents and the viability of further legislation going forward. No one is telling them to cut out the funny business and do their jobs the way Congress defined their jobs. Busting straw buyers just isn't sexy enough I guess, or perhaps many are elderly relatives of thugs and its seen as overly cruel and politically unpopular. I don't know which.That regulation is often whimsically, lightly, or even illogically strictly enforced isn't something I would call a new development to our country. Also since the congress has nearly ceased to actually legislate much of anything out of partisan gridlock the executive agencies will certainly have much discretionary power. It's not like any president has been very interested in fixing this either since it would be to their detriment.
Pretty light rebuttal from you, again. Explain what is flawed in my thinking. You can't just say "nothing to see here, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, he's always been there"
The really funny part is that you don't seem to realize that the gridlock is a good thing. Legislation was designed to be hard to pass for a good reason. Constitutional amendments are even harder to repeal or pass for the same reason. That the executive agencies have worked around both is to the shame of Congress, the trouble is that those people who run for office apparently have no shame.