The federal government has managed to create a new regulation that will put even more local governments in the red. Apparently, bureaucrats have determined that this is the perfect time to force all street signs across America to be revamped. It will no longer be legal to have all capital letters in the signs; instead, only the first letter of each word will be permitted to be in CAPS along with other requirements. "In Milwaukee this will cost the cash-strapped city nearly $2 million -- double the city's entire annual for traffic control." So during this recession, local governments will not only need to cut back on services, but they will need to pay for new street signs. Sadly, this is similar to actual Keynesian economic theory put into practice. It is amazing that bureaucrats who create these laws couldn't foresee why anyone who lives on a country road would object to paying an enormous amount of money on a new street sign that nobody needs. In fact, this is a perfect example where federalism works quite well to solve local concerns. You can see the video of this report below: Photo credit.