For example, Governor Newsom has recently committed to banning internal combustion engine cars starting from the year 2035 or 15 years from now. Given that this will be long after he's out of office, it wouldn't harm his career in the slightest if the proposed ban ends up as a failure.
As another example, politicians used to set up generous pension funds for government employees. These pension funds ended up to be a complete disaster for local budgets several decades later, but by that time the politicians who enacted the laws have long retired so they couldn't have possibly suffered any adverse consequences.
Is there a proper term for such political maneuvers?
NB: let's avoid discussing Governor Newsom, the effectiveness of combustion engine bans or public pension plans. This question is purely about terminology.