On March 17, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) reported the Obama administration added 17,522 pages in new regulations over the past five years, representing of 11 percent increase over the president’s term.
On March 11, the House voted in favor of a bill that would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to inform the public and open up for comment on regulations for broadcasters and editorials.
Another day, another Obamacare delay. Well, make that another day … and two more delays.
Bankrupting America readers know we’ve written a lot about the Affordable Care Act.
What we’re not certain readers know is that some leaders of major labor unions oppose the law almost as much – or maybe as much – as we and the GOP do.
Just in time for the end of the NFL season (that’s this Monday – after the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday – for all you non-sports fans), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it wants to change the regulations governing sports’ broadcasts.
Howard Shelanski is the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). The White House doesn’t publish the OIRA director’s salary, but according to the Office of Personnel Management, the administrator receives an executive tier III, which was $165,300 for 2013.
According to Jerry Ellig from George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, the Obama Administration not only rushed the rollout of the Affordable Care Act website (it was reported the site could only handle 1,100 users at a time the day before it went public), it rushed regulations too.
To find out more about how regulations and other decisions made by the government affect every day businesses, see our new “Story of Business” video on Detroit, Mich. here.
According to The Washington Post, “As for the rest, one benefit of the shutdown is that it has reminded the country that it can function well without the dozens of federal bodies that exist solely to layer more burdens on the private economy. Consider the evidence in the Federal Register, which is the record of new government rules that Washington is imposing on the rest of us.
Regulations are taxes by another name. Here are the most interesting stories on federal regulation policy from the last week