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EPA Contest Asks How Big Government Helps You, CEI Answers in New Video

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EPA Contest Asks How Big Government Helps You, CEI Answers in New Video

A Day in the Life of the Regulatory State

Washington, D.C., May 4, 2010 – How does
Big Government help you? The Environmental Protection Agency wants to know. Today,
the Competitive Enterprise Institute has the answer.

Less than
a week after CEI Vice President Wayne Crews released his Ten Thousand
Commandments
report—an annual “snapshot” of the costs of federal
regulation—the EPA announced it was having a video contest.  Their press release stated:

“Almost
every aspect of our lives is touched by federal regulations. [. . .] Create a
short video, not to exceed 90 seconds in length, explaining why rules are
important, why the average American should care about federal regulations, and
how people just like you can participate in the rulemaking process.”

The EPA is
offering a prize of $2,500 of taxpayers’ money to whoever creates the most
effective pro-government propaganda for them.

Using Ten Thousand Commandments as our
inspiration, CEI Studios today submitted a video entry to the EPA’s contest.  Watch A Day in the Life of the Regulatory State to see how federal
regulations do, indeed, touch “almost every aspect of our lives” . . . but not
in a good way.

 

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