Written by Allen West
We often talk here about the rise of the bureaucratic state – but for many it’s an amorphous entity. However, I’d like to give you a snapshot perspective of what our bureaucratic state did last week — courtesy of Sam Batkins, Director of Regulatory Policy at the American Action Forum.
For the week ending February 7th, regulators published $549 million in cumulative costs this week, with more than 1.7 million paperwork burden hours.
This is just the sixth week of the new year, and take a look at what the bureaucratic state has accrued:
44 New Proposed Rules
55 New Final Rules:
52 Significant Documents
7,564 Total Pages of Regulation
$980.4 million in Proposed Rules
$1.1 billion in Final Rules
Since January 1, the federal government has published $2.1 billion in compliance costs and has imposed more than 13.2 million paperwork burden hours. So the immediate question is, was this done by legislation about which your Congressional Representatives kept you informed? Or was this implemented by a faceless bureaucrat who has no accountability to you, the American people?
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