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  • Obama's Regulatory Agenda Goes Undercover

    Throughout President Obama’s tenure, the number and cost of major regulations has approached record levels—exceeding $46 billion in new annual costs during his first three years. The impact has been economically crippling, of course, notwithstanding the administration’s boasts of regulatory benefits. Yet the White House seems rather shy of late … More

    Court Strikes Down EPA's Abuse of Power

    A major component of the Obama Administration’s regulatory crackdown on fossil fuels was struck down Tuesday by a federal appeals court panel that ruled the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule “transgressed statutory boundaries.” The decision vacates a measure that otherwise jeopardized thousands of jobs and the reliability of the nation’s electricity … More

    Rescue Taxpayers from Flawed Farm Policy

    House leaders on Tuesday proposed a drought relief package for ranches, orchards, and nurseries as a substitute for the massive five-year farm bill that has been stalled for weeks in the deeply divided chamber. But the very same flaws that have sidelined the omnibus farm bill—lavish subsidies and perverse incentives … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #35: Reams of Simplicity from CFPB

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a veritable wellspring of costly dictates and regulatory excess. Among the dozens of pending regulations it has concocted is a 1,099-page proposal to streamline the mortgage process. Yes, you read that right: 1,099 pages to “streamline” the home loan experience. And get this: … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #34: FDA Invades Piggly Wiggly

    Today we examine a proposed regulation that would require some 47,000 grocery stores nationwide to post calorie and other nutrition information each day for the ever-changing array of foods prepared on site, such as the salads, dips, and tropical whips so common to the deli case. Details about the rule … More

    Pulling the Plug on Obama’s Energy Scheme

    The Senate will soon be called upon to disallow a multibillion-dollar regulation at the core of the Obama Administration’s twisted green energy regime. If allowed to stand, the so-called Utility MACT rule threatens to produce energy shortages, raise electricity rates, and destroy a multitude of jobs. Concocted by the Environmental … More

    The Hot Dog Mayor of New York City

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the nation’s most notorious diet dictator, has been outed as a hot dog man (the ingredients of which include: Beef, Water, Salt, Sorbitol, Sodium Lactate, Hydrolyzed Soy, Corn Gluten Protein and Wheat Gluten Protein, Paprika, Natural Flavorings, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #33: Congress Discredits Moms

    In its ceaseless quest to protect us from ourselves, Congress in 2009 compelled credit card companies to confirm an applicant’s “ability to pay” before approving an account. Lawmakers evidently believe that Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and the like somehow lack incentive to manage their own credit risk. (As opposed to, say, … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #32: Civil Rights for Bashful Bladders

    There are several colloquialisms for “paruresis” (par-YOU-ree-sis), one of the newer additions to the growing list of ailments supposedly protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): “pee panic,” “stage fright,” and “urophobia,” among them. No matter one’s term of preference, they all refer to a difficulty or inability to … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #31: Charlie Manson for Hire

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has brought forth yet another excuse to punish employers: Conducting a criminal background check of job applicants could trigger charges of race discrimination. No joke. By a vote of 4–1, the commission last week approved its new “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest … More