Americans Favor “Regulator-in-Chief”

Marc Eisner, Henry Merritt Wriston Chair in Public Policy, professor of government, professor of environmental studies, commented extensively in a Bloomberg News story on how President Barack Obama’s re-election reflects a preference among voters for leaders who aggressively use the tools of government at their disposal.

“There’s an old saying that Americans hate Congress but they love their congressmen,” Eisner said. “In the same way, people hate regulation, but end up loving their regulations.”