Over-Regulated?

Some people claim we aren’t suffering from ‘over-regulation. I would like to present some evidence indicating that we might be.

In the course of my job, I found a website that lists to corrections to the Code of Federal Regulations

5 CFR 1605 Authority citation revised
5/7/12
6/4/12
5 CFR 1605.1 (b) amended
5/7/12
6/4/12
5 CFR 1605.11 Amended
5/7/12
6/4/12

Read below the fold for the entire list.

5 CFR 1605 Authority citation revised
5/7/12
6/4/12
5 CFR 1605.1 (b) amended
5/7/12
6/4/12
5 CFR 1605.11 Amended
5/7/12
6/4/12

That is just for 2012 — 163 ‘corrections’ to existing regulations. About 400 new federal laws are created each year but remember federal regulations aren’t part of that total. The federal machinery added over 1,500 new pages to bring the number of pages needed to print all the regulations to over 55,000.

Folks, if you think we aren’t over-regulated; please do me a favor and find another country. I don’t think I want to live in a country that you are pleased with.

Please join the discussion.

2 Responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Divemedic on 26.01.13 at 05:00

    Don’t forget: you are responsible for knowing, understanding, and complying with each of those pages, and the court cases that modify them. Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

  2. Posted by Linoge on 26.01.13 at 05:00

    I wish I could find the chart documenting the number of pages in the United States Code versus the year… it rather closely resembles an exponential growth.