by Dad29 @ Dad29: If Only It Were Just "Taxes" RenMan cites the really scary part (speaking of Leviathan).... A Competitive Enterprise Institute working paper, Tip of the Costberg: On the Invalidity of All Cost of Regulation Estimates and the Need to Compile Them Anyway, assembles total federal regulatory costs of $1.8 trillion equivalent to half the federal budget (tenthousandcommandments.com). Guarding against overregulation without representation could help bring that figure down. It is long past time we did so. --quoting WaTimes That's just Federal costs. It's likely that State and Muni reg-costs are at least as much. Taxes are a mere pittance in comparison.