From: Columbia Journalism Review
TSA and border security account for almost all the increase in regulatory staff since 1980
By Ryan Chittum
Bloomberg News story last week on how the folks who oversee the regulators are overmatched these days raises a question: What’s a regulator?
Here’s the lede (emphasis mine)
As the U.S. government’s regulatory bureaucracy has ballooned, one agency has been left behind: the office that oversees the regulators.
The regulatory bureaucracy has ballooned? That doesn’t sound right. The federal workforce, after all, is down over the last forty-plus years, and places like OSHA are shadows of their former selves.