Based on my experience at two regulatory agencies...during the Reagan years, I?m not optimistic.
“The permanent staffs of agencies were always interested in more regulation, either becuase of self-selection or because promotions and power increase in a larger agency.
“Deregulation was hard even under Reagan. I am afraid it will be impossible under Mr. Obama."
--Paul H. Rubin, professor economics, Emory University,
in The Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2011.”
“The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.”