Today’s Washington Times briefly quotes me making that point:
“A regulatory monster is eating America’s economy. Not only do federal regulations cost Americans more than the income tax, they cost about as much as the entire GDP of Canada,” analyst Ryan Young tells Beltway. “Since regulatory costs don’t show up in the budget, more than a trillion dollars of government’s cost go largely unnoticed. The burden of government is actually about a third larger than most people think.”
For more, see Wayne Crews’ forthcoming 2010 edition of Ten Thousand Commandments.