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Obama's $181 billion in executive actions are being passed on to consumers through higher prices

Americans already face a $1.8 trillion regulatory burden. These heavy costs are passed on by businesses to consumers, who spend almost a quarter of their annual income complying with regulations often approved executive-level agencies, which have effectively become the fourth branch of the federal government.

01/08/2015
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Five Regulatory Fights for 2015

We all know that Congress has some big ticket items on its agenda for next year - repealing ObamaCare, balancing the budget, reining the president’s executive authority, but receiving less attention than perhaps they should are a number of smaller regulatory battles in which the new Republican majority could make a real difference.

12/31/2014
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Regulations Rob the Internet of Its Dynamic Evolution

President Obama recently weighed in on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net neutrality proceedings, basically endorsing a government takeover of the internet. Given the president's predilections for executive orders, the decision is not surprising. Imposing sweeping new regulations on the internet would continue the expansion of the administrative state that the president favors. But new regulations come at the price of reduced innovation and lower levels of capital investment, which is unfortunate, because neither the administration nor the FCC have yet to make the case that current internet policies have been problematic.

12/16/2014
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ObamaCare's costly menu-labeling mandate is destined to fail

The Food and Drug Administration is going to try its hand at shaming consumers into making healthier choices when they go out to eat.

12/03/2014
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Regulations Are Stifling Economic Growth

As the size and scope of government have expanded, regulators have come to play a much larger role in our day-to-day lives. The advent of the administrative state has created a web of regulations covering everything from design standards for electric appliances to new rules that require hotels and restaurants to accommodate miniature horses as service animals. All too often, common sense is being replaced with exacting statutes and regulations that dictate very specific forms of compliance.

09/03/2014
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The IRS Backs Down

The IRS will now delay new regulations that would have stifled your free speech rights.

05/28/2014
FreedomCast - 40,000 New Regulations, The Farm Bill, and Extending Unemployment Benefits Once Again
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FreedomCast - 40,000 New Regulations, The Farm Bill, and Extending Unemployment Benefits Once Again

01/07/2014
Washers That Don’t Wash and Dryers That Don’t Dry
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Washers That Don’t Wash and Dryers That Don’t Dry

We had to replace our 12-year-old washer and dryer a while back.“What a compelling lead sentence, Jon! I can’t wait to see how this cliffhanger ends!” Don’t worry, I’ll get to the point soon.

09/18/2013
Sue and Settle: How the EPA Removes Power from States and Hands It to Environmental Groups
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Sue and Settle: How the EPA Removes Power from States and Hands It to Environmental Groups

In a report released Tuesday, the American Legislative Exchange Coucil (ALEC) sounded the alarm on the unchecked power grab by the federal government via the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since the beginning of President Obama's first term in 2009.

06/27/2013
Obama Renews Climate Change Fight, His EPA Wages War On State Sovereignty
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Obama Renews Climate Change Fight, His EPA Wages War On State Sovereignty

In a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, President Obama laid out his case for immediate action on global warming climate change, announcing a broad new climate action plan.

06/27/2013

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