How Obama Is Drowning the Economy in Red Tape

Kelsey Harris and Amy Payne from The Foundry write, “Regulation: It’s a mostly hidden drain on the economy—and a favorite of the Obama administration. It affects all of our lives—and wallets—yet rarely makes headlines. Why? It’s complex; it’s constant; and the sheer volume of regulations is stunning.”

Heritage experts James Gattuso and Diane Katz have just updated their one-of-a-kind report on the Obama administration’s unrelenting use of regulation to push its policy agenda. Check out our new infographic to see how this presidency compares to the previous one, and what it’s costing us.

Gattuso and Katz note, “In his January 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama vowed to wield his executive powers when faced with congressional resistance to his legislative agenda, stating: ‘America does not stand still—and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation … that’s what I am going to do.’” And he is doing it daily with red tape.


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