The Blaze, January 10, 2014
Last year was a productive year in
Washington, if productivity can be measured
in new regulations, as many on the left typically do.
Federal agencies issued 3,659 final rules in 2013, compared to Congress which passed 65 laws signed by President Barack Obama, according to a study by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market think tank. That’s a ratio of 56 regulations imposed by unelected federal bureaucrats for every one law enacted by elected representatives.
Wayne Crews, author of the study, said the flood of executive branch undermines constitutional principles, The Hill newspaper reported.
“The deterioration of the Constitution’s separation of, and balance of, powers means that regulators and bureaucrats now make most laws,” Crews wrote. “Congress is so 1789, after all.”