FCC Budget: Out of Control

by on November 29, 2007 · 2 comments

This is just a quick follow-up to the post I made earlier in which I mentioned the new editorial James Gattuso and I penned for National Review about the growth of FCC regulation and spending in recent years. A few people asked me where we got the numbers we used in the piece regarding the growth of the FCC’s budget over time. Here are the relevant numbers and a graph charting that growth. The numbers can all be found in the the FCC’s annual budget reports.

Next time some pro-regulatory advocate says that the agency is engaged in “radical deregulation” or something absurd like that, show them these numbers. There’s still a whole lotta regulatin’ going on over there!
FCC Budget Chart
FCC Budget Graph

  • http://enigmafoundry.wordpress.com/ enigma_foundry

    hmmm..loks like the budget was coming under control–under Clinton.

    It’s those “anti-government” wackos like Bush who seem to push up spending—their goal of course, is to make the government bankrupt, as they could never acheive their anti-govt agenda directly at the ballot box, but instead have adopted deliberate mismanagement as a policy.

    This could, of course, simply be construed as treason.

  • http://enigmafoundry.wordpress.com eee_eff

    hmmm..loks like the budget was coming under control–under Clinton.

    It’s those “anti-government” wackos like Bush who seem to push up spending—their goal of course, is to make the government bankrupt, as they could never acheive their anti-govt agenda directly at the ballot box, but instead have adopted deliberate mismanagement as a policy.

    This could, of course, simply be construed as treason.

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