Hundreds of federal regulations on beer, fireworks, hamburgers and even corn-on-the-cob cost families an additional $40, according to a new report on the July 4th tax.
American Action Forum regulatory policy director Sam Batkins researched the regulations on the holiday treats to determine the costs. And they are huge.
In an infographic titled "Our Regulated Independence Day," he found the following number of rules and regulations that add up to the cost of $40 for a family of four:
— Hamburgers, 100.
— Hot dogs, 111.
— Corn, 56.
— Fireworks, 1,673.
— Beer, 182.
Thats 2,022, for those counting.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org