The Growth of Government

We all want our government to provide effective services. But we’ve asked government to take on too much, and now it can’t seem to do anything well. What are the right jobs for the government, and how do we get things back on track?

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The Problem

There are thousands of examples of government regulations that do more harm than good. Business owners spend more time worrying about complying with constantly changing regulations and less time creating new products and services that improve our lives. The cost of regulations can often cause businesses to close their doors, or never open in the first place.

The Solution

There’s already too much regulation on every part of our daily life. Before a government agency proposes a new regulation, it should have to show how much the regulation would cost taxpayers. Also, our elected officials need to go through the existing regulations and weed out the ones that are not absolutely necessary.

Make It Happen

There’s a lot we can do stop new regulations before they get started, and fix old ones. Here’s how:

  1. Pay attention to the news. If you hear about a new regulation, check it out and see what the impact would be for you.
  2. Share a link to this page on Facebook or Twitter.
  3. Share one of the photos at the top on Instagram.
  4. Email this page to a friend who is also concerned about big government.
  5. Talk to people in your community about your concerns and ideas to fix regulations.
  6. When you find a regulation that doesn’t make sense, contact your state legislators, congressman or senators and let them know.

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Curbing the size of government

In his first day in office, President Reagan promises to curb the size of the federal government and protect federalism.

“We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”

Ronald Reagan, President of the United States

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