Examiner Editorial: No wonder McCarthy wants to ignore job-killing EPA regulations

The 2013 edition of the Competitive Enterprise Institute's annual "10,000 Commandments" report on the regulatory burden imposed on Americans by red tape is replete with evidence of the costs when federal bureaucrats issue new regulations. Compliance costs alone nearly reached $2 trillion in 2012, the most recent year for which data is available. That's almost $15,000 per family, or 23 percent of the $63,685 average household income in the U.S. Only mortgages will cost households more than regulations in 2013.