The Cost of Government Regulations
I was in a meeting with a local government group. A very small group of a very small part of a local government body. The purpose of the meeting was to look at a way to automate a process that attempts to track and enforce federal regulations. What they are looking to do makes sense. They could do more and spend less by going ahead with the project. That being said, I walked out of the meeting shaking my head at the overall cost of of government regulations. This government body is spending many hundreds of thousands of dollars to basically spot check. You can argue if the cost is worth the benefit, I am not saying it is or is not. I am just saying the general public has no idea how much regulations cost.
Just had to finally get that off of my anti tax chest.