TRANSPARENCY IN REGULATION - RYAN YOUNG & WAYNE CREWS
Washington Times: Season for relief from big government, More transparency would help curb untracked spending
The good news is that this year’s budget deficit will be half a trillion less than last year’s. The bad news is that it still will top $1 trillion.
The worse news is that politicians, those clever creatures, are constantly looking for ways to keep enacting expensive new regulations and dispensing goodies without adding to the budget or the deficit. It’s a way to curry favor with voters, who tend to like freebies but dislike paying the costs. One such trick is the unfunded mandate, and it needs to be reined in. > Read the full commentary
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