The root cause of our economic and fiscal problems is the size, the scope, and the cost of government - all the rules, all the regulations, and all the government intrusion into our lives. Over-regulation consumes massive amounts of the people’s money, too often lacks common sense, has no heart, costs jobs and economic growth. Stephen Lathrop has spent 23 years mired in bureaucratic red tape, been shuttled between agencies, and been the victim of government miscommunication and inefficiency. You can raise awareness about over-regulation and encourage oversight by sharing Steve's story. You can also share your own experiences with the federal bureaucracy on this site.