Here's an example of the kind of language that pretends to be taking steps, but is actually a good example of footdragging (i.e. passive resistance):

"I've instructed FEMA to waste no time in assembling a task force that will explore the creation of a committee that will investigate the establishment of a team that will lay out a timeline for the hiring of people to formulate a strategy for the rapid distribution of requisition forms to regional aid consultants..."