Archive for September 8th, 2014

Taxpayers Must Sweat the Small Stuff


Monday September 8th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:05am PST   •   0 Comments

As this column observes, government costs are high because of new federal entitlements such as Obamacare, the federal stimulus program, excessive military spending, the war on drugs, bloated bureaucracy, and new federal agencies such as the Consumer Finance Protection bureau, to name just a few of the big-ticket items. Government costs also run high...
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The Expanding Regulation of the American People


Monday September 8th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:52am PST   •   0 Comments

The Mercatus Center has been busy developing a new online database that quantifies just how the number of regulations governing every activity of the American people has grown since 1997. RegData 2.0 doesn’t just give a high-level summary, it allows readers to drill down into the U.S. federal government’s regulatory morass to quantify where...
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