Regulation on the Rise

The Washington Post reports on how the Obama Administration is increasing regulatory efforts on many fronts.  There’s no question Obama appointees are more enthusiastic regulators than their Bush counterparts (with the possible exception of those at Homeland Security), but it would be a mistake to place all the credit/blame for increased regulation on the Obama Administration.  In some cases, as with the CPSIA, Obama appointees are merely implementing regualtory statutes enacted, and signed into law, under President Bush.