Under the Obama administration, regulations are out of control. The Obama administration added 184 new major rules that cost over $80 billion dollars a year — and there are 126 more to come. That’s according to a new Heritage report: Red Tape Rising: Six Years of Escalating Regulation Under Obama.
“In many respects, the need for reform of the regulatory system has never been greater,” write Heritage experts James Gattuso and Diane Katz.
So how can Congress curtail these ever-increasing massive regulations? Gattuso and Katz have a few suggestions:
- Put Congress, not unelected bureaucrats, in charge of approving new major regulations.
- Require Congress to evaluate the impact of these rules before they go into effect.
- Make sure regulations will expire.
- Review the “independent” agencies that make these rules
- Require that regulations are based on facts and necessity, not politics.
You can read more on these and other suggestions here.
How do you think Congress should curtail massive regulations from the executive branch?