In 1998, the Code of Federal Regulations ~ 134,723 pgs, 201 vols., 19 feet of shelf space. In 1970, the CFR only 54,834 pgs. @ 06.12.12
Obama launched 3,611 new regulations, 106 of them “major”, meaning EACH COST ECONOMY OVER $100 MIL/YR @ 08.12.12
Obamacare: 2700 pgs., Dodd-Frank: 850 pgs. (1864 Banking Law: 29 pgs., 1913 FedResAct: 32 pgs., 1933 Glass-Steagall Act: 37 pgs.) @ 08.12.12
Ref: Too big not to fail on the Dodd-Frank Act, from the Economist
Federalist No. 62, paragraph 16 (emphasis mine):
The internal effects of a mutable policy are still more calamitous. It poisons the blessings of liberty itself. It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood: if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes, that no man who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known and less fixed.
Government Growth as Per Capita Spending (~yr:‘05$/person) ~1800:$32 ~1900:$170 ~1950:$2,022 ~2000:$7,152 ~2012:$10,433 @ 08.12.12
EPA Costs Manufacturing Sector $117 Billion! Total Federal Regulation costs $500B ~wonder how many JOBS (people) that is? @ 08.12.12
BY WHAT AUTHORITY does this tyrannical federal monstrosity LOWER our standard of living?! Sure’n Hell NOT by We the People! @ 08.12.12
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