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Reining in the Regulators: How Does President Bush Measure Up?

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Publication Date: September 2004

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James L. Gattuso

Topic: Government (Central or federal government)

Keywords: Regulation

Type: Report

Abstract:

Regulation is a hidden tax that imposes a burden almost as heavy as income taxes. It also can hinder innovation and harm health and safety. President Bush has done better than many of his predecessors in limiting new regulations, but less to eliminate unneeded rules. The Administration should act to ensure that the growth of the regulatory burden is not just slowed, but reversed.