Sunday, April 20, 2014

Regulation Nation

The Federal Register finished 2013 at 79,311 pages, the fourth highest total in history. That didn't match President Obama's 2010 all-time record of 81,405 pages. But Mr. Obama can console himself by noting that of the five highest Federal Register page counts, four have occurred on his watch. The other was 79,435 pages under President George W. Bush in 2008.
In case you are counting, that is about 330 new pages of regulations, laws, executive orders and court decisions per work day.

And ignorance of the law is no defense...