May 29, 2013
Your Hidden $14,600 Tax
By James Wilson

Over the past 20 years, unelected bureaucrats have written and imposed an average of NINE regulations per day on you.

That’s just one shocking finding of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 10,000 Commandments 2013.

If this makes you angry, you can withdraw your consent by telling Congress to pass’s Write the Laws Act, which forbids bureaucratic law-making.

You may borrow from or copy this sample letter...

The Constitution requires Congress, alone, to pass any law or regulation Americans must obey. Congress isn’t permitted to delegate legislative power to the Executive Branch.

Yet as Clyde Wayne Crews reports (, for every law Congress passes, unelected bureaucrats impose 29 regulations on us.

Meaning, they write their own laws … and I’m not even represented.


The Write the Laws Act forces Congress to end this anti-Constitutional and expensive practice...

* Federal regulations drain $1.8 trillion of lost productivity out of the economy.
* That’s $14,600 in lost income for the average family!

You may claim regulations protect workers and consumers, but...

“Government” regulations prevent flexibility and diversity. Their one-size-fits-all approach forces businesses to conform to the regulations rather than do what’s best for their workers and customers.


A market freed from “government” regulation will become self-regulating. Businesses would have to compete with each other to provide...

* the best wages and workplaces for employees...
* and the best quality and price for customers.

Freedom is SAFER than coercion!

The WTLA, then, provides two benefits...

* It forces Congress to follow the Constitution.
* Because you won’t have time to write and pass detailed regulations, we’ll be freed from them.

You took an Oath to support the Constitution. The WTLA forces you to obey that Oath by respecting the Separation of Powers in the Constitution.

If you can’t even respect that principle, why should I respect you?


You can send your letter using’s Educate the Powerful System.

James Wilson is Policy Research Director of

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