By Benita M. Dodd
Every year, the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute releases “Ten Thousand Commandments
,” an analysis of the numerous federal rules and regulations that govern Americans’ lives.
This year, CEI’s first chapter is titled, “9,999 Commandments? Six Ways Rule Flows Have Been Reduced or Streamlined.” It examines President Trump’s executive order
to reduce regulation and control regulatory costs; specifically, that two regulations be eliminated for every “significant” regulation issued.
In spite of the effort to reduce red tape, “The overarching reality is that the government is far larger than ever, and Trump’s executive branch reorganization initiative undertaken alongside regulatory streamlining resulted in the elimination of no regulatory agencies,” CEI declares.
Even with Trump’s directive, CEI notes,…