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How Can President Trump End the Deep State? (Guest: Wayne Crews)

March 22, 2018

President Donald Trump has done a lot to reform the federal rule-making process, but what reforms can help roll back the “deep state” and reduce the costs of big government?

In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute joins the show to talk about President Donald Trump’s efforts to reform the rule-making process used by the deep state.

Crews says regulatory reform efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration are slowing the pace of new rule-making and rolling back unnecessary regulations imposed by previous presidents, but more work needs to be done.

A recent report published by the Office of Management and Budget adds up the costs and benefits of new rules, but Crews says there is actually no way to justify the costs of all of the government’s overall regulatory enterprise.

Congress needs to work with Trump to continue reviewing and reforming the regulatory “deep state,” Crews says, building on previous successes and reducing the costs of big government that all American end up paying.
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Jesse Hathaway is a policy advisor for budget and tax issues at The Heartland Institute. @JesseinOH
Wayne Crews is vice president for policy and director of technology studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a former Cato Institute scholar.