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

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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