Thursday, November 29, 2007 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

FCC Budget: Out of Control

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

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:32 AM | Cable , Communications , Mass Media , The FCC