Friday, July 31, 2009

Americans spend 10 billion hours on government paperwork

This number won't get any smaller after the Democrats take over health care.

From US News:
* 9.9 billion: Number of hours Americans spent on government paperwork last year
* 2 billion: Increase in hours from 2004, a 25 percent increase
* 1 billion: Estimated number of hours in 1981
* 7.7 billion: Number of hours spent on IRS forms, or 80 percent of the total
* $460 billion: Estimated labor cost of the 9.9 billion hours of federal paperwork

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