You Are Here 3 Charts Showing Just How Big Government Has Become


#1

If cost of our regulations were counted as an economy… The US Governments regulatory costs would equal the 7th largest economy in the world…

One Take Away:

Unbeknownst to the average American, many of the regulation costs inflicted upon big corporations are passed on to the average consumer in the form of a “hidden tax.” When these costs are parsed out, they take up one-fourth of the average household budget. With costs like these, it’s no wonder that Americans struggle to put savings away for a rainy day.

And people want to talk about minimum wages… perhaps the conversation should center around minimum government…


#2

James Madison once noted:

“It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?


#3

The regulatory costs just to live and work in the US are staggering. Dump the costs of FICA, Obamacare, federal tax, state tax, property tax, on top of the costs we pay for regulations and it’s no wonder no one wants to start a business anymore. Too much risk, too little reward.


#4

Add the cost of regulations to the cost of keeping Americans on welfare and you have a frightening picture that begins to emerge, the standard recipe for the downfall of democratic systems. The more welfare is doled out to bribe the votes, the less people will want to work (only to see the state stealing the gains by taxation). Eventually nobody will work anymore, they will just pretend to. Happened on Eastern Block already.


#5

We the people have had enough regulation, taxation, and governmental micro management of evry aspect of our lives. Those seeking to nullify our choices at the ballot box would be wise to rethink their opposition to our will. The price they pay would be horrific, 1776 can be repeated, take heed.