A Do-Nothing Congress Does Not Mean a Do-Nothing Government

I’ve got a little joke for you: If “pro-” is the opposite of “con-,” what is the opposite of “progress”? Anyway… if only every Congress were as unproductive as the 113th Congress has been. It has been so monumentally torpid that it is being dubbed “the Do-Nothing Congress.” The Washington Post reports: According to congressional records, there have been fewer than 60 public laws enacted in the first 11 months of this year, so below the previous low in legislative output that Read more […]

Obama Blames an Excess of Federal Regulations For the Failure of Additional Federal Regulations

In spite of two weeks of government shutdown (read: paid vacation for non-essential bureaucrats), federal regulators are set to add the fifth-highest annual number of federal regulations in history. If the trend continues to the end of the year, the Federal Register (which compiles all of the federal regulations in any given year) for 2013 will include 3,604 new federal regulations. That’s about one new regulation every 2 and a half hours of a working day. Just wow. Bureaucrats write so many Read more […]