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Regulatory tax harms small businesses and families while benefiting crony capitalists

 
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Regulatory tax harms small businesses and families while benefiting crony capitalists

The Competitive Enterprise Institute recently released the 2014 version of Ten Thousand Commandments, its yearly report examining the growth of the regulatory state, and explaining how federal regulations affect the American people’s economic well-being. Not surprisingly, the study finds that the “regulatory tax” is just as damaging to the economy as other forms of taxation. […]


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Jail time for food trucks and farmer’s markets?

While the crime situation has improved in Washington, D.C.* since the days when it was the “murder capital of the United States,” crime remains a problem for many D.C. residents. So the people of DC should be pleased that the DC City Council is considering legislation to impose harsh penalties–including jail time– on Food Trucks and […]


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Local governments “safety” regulations strangling economic opportunity

Campaign for Liberty members are well-aware of how many federal regulations serve to benefit powerful corporate interests at the expenses of smaller competitors and consumers. For example, the regulations outlawing incandescent light bulbs just happen to force us to use a product manufactured  by General Electric, while so-called “consumer safety” legislation passed to “product the […]


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Scott Garrett at LPAC 2012

“We are not, we shall not ever, be mere subjects of a government that can regulate us to tyranny.” Congressman Scott Garrett spoke to the Liberty Political Action Conference on Saturday, September 15, 2012, regarding the truth about Dodd-Frank, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Fed, and the extreme burden of regulations placed on our […]


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