What went unsaid at first Democrat debate

The Hill references Wayne Crews on the missing report to Congress on the costs and benefits of regulation.

Inquiries to the SBA about their semi-decennial study were made because the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget has done an annual report to Congress on the costs and benefits of regulation since 2001—and in late September, the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Wayne Crews wrote a column for Forbes underscoring that this year’s report is MIA.

What this means is that the Obama administration has decided that for the first time since 2001, the federal executive branch will not be reporting on the impact (negative or positive) of executive branch policies on the U.S. economy. Two trillion dollars, about 15 percent of the U.S. economy, and the administration’s decision is to say absolutely nothing.