Red Tape Rising: Regulatory Trends in the Bush Years
Publication Date: March 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James L. Gattuso
Keywords: Regulation; deregulation; OIRA; SEC
Coverage: United States
Contrary to much popular rhetoric about massive regulatory rollbacks, the regulatory burden has grown during President George W. Bush's tenure, and the President's final year may see a regulatory surge. Policymakers should work to prevent this surge and adopt reforms to ensure that new and old rules are thoroughly vetted to ease the burden of this regulatory tax on Americans.