The Gravity-Defying Nature of Federal Regulation

Forbes magazine grabs a terrific quote from 10,000 Commandments, an annual report authored by Wayne Crews, CEI’s Vice President for Policy.  The report focuses on just how bloated the federal registry has become:

What goes up and doesn’t come down? The federal budget and the cost of federal regulations. [Our] new report finds the cost of federal regulations on consumers [was] a staggering $1.16 trillion in 2007.

Thanks to Mr. Steve Forbes for including us in his fine publications and for sending us a note giving us a heads-up on the quote.

If you’re not feeling angry enough at just how out of control our federal government has become, read the report yourself at

Or, check out the 10,000 Commandments public service announcement produced by CEI: