Increase freedom/reduce regulation and reign in the Executive Branch
Generally speaking, freedom should be the rule absent the need to protect people, their property or the environment. The attached article notes that federal regulations and interventions cost the economy $1.9 trillion in 2015. See: WSJ Article – So Many Rules So Few Opportunities (PDF). In a February 12, 2012 article, The Economist magazine stated: “[T]he home of laissez-faire is being suffocated by excessive and badly written regulation.” The Congress has neglected its duties and, as a result thereof, the Executive Branch has grown its power in an abusive manner. Congress should enact a law that requires all appropriations of all agencies to be annually approved by it. Attached is an article I wrote that outlines an Executive Branch abuse of power matter I have been fighting for years. It notes how agencies are expanding the use of user fees to increase their power and provide for self-funding. Article Tax Notes ABuckley Oct 15 2012 (PDF). (If you wish to read more about the PTIN litigation, a discussion can be found on my business website.) A law needs to be enacted that makes executive orders and regulations issued without statutory authority unlawful. The Balance of Powers Restoration Act, a bill I will sponsor if elected that addresses the problem, is attached. Balance of Powers Restoration Act (PDF). It has real teeth because it potentially makes heads of administrative agencies financially liable for abuse of power.