The anti-establishment fervor in the current election cycle is as much a reflection of widespread dissatisfaction with the federal bureaucracy as it is a rejection of elected congressional politicians on both sides of the aisle who have conceded legislative power to a hoard of nameless, faceless, unelected bureaucrats whose daily work is closely monitored and supervised by another hoard of nameless, faceless, unelected consultants, lobbyists and functionaries paid by special interests directly affected by the various federal rules and regulations. Not one member of either hoard has a clue about how federal rules and regulations affect the general welfare and the economic well-being of common ordinary citizens of the United States of America.
The growth of federal regulations can perhaps be best understood by the page count of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). In 1950 the CFR contained 9,745 pages in 47 Volumes. By 2014 the CFR contained 175,268 pages in 236 Volumes. In 2014 the Federal Register published 20,731 pages containing 2,383 proposed federal rules. During its first six years the administration of the 44th President of the United States of America added 17,294 pages of new regulations to the CFR; and the ‘pen and phone’ mindset of the 44th President of the United States of America has compounded the growth of the federal bureaucracy through the now infamous Executive Order. Federal regulations are stifling the economy and the economic interests of common, ordinary citizens have been ignored in the federal bureaucratic process. Federal regulatory reform is urgently needed.
As Super Tuesday approaches, it is clear that a vast majority of the citizenry has collectively decided that enough is enough. Commonsense tells me that a rollback in the federal government is coming soon. Commonsense also tells me that the candidate who advocates commonsense solutions to the nation’s problems with clarity and integrity will likely be the next President of the United States of America. If this velvet revolution at the ballot box does not suceed in 2016, a more vigorous and rigorous revolution, hopefully non-violent, will surely follow.
Good Day on this Day in the dawn of a revitalized America on its way to reaching its full potential.