Federal laws have beocme so numerous, and so extensive, that there's a chance every one of us breaks a law each day without knowing it. And that's a huge problem, as the nearby video from John Stossel illustrates.
State and local governments have long employed taxpayer money, subsidies, tax breaks, and a host of other lures to land big business developments within their borders. It's officially called "economic development," and its touted as a way to produce jobs, revenues, and so much more.
An appropriate story for the summer months from our friends at the Tax Foundation -- just how much does your state tax beer? Though the figures vary from state to state, it turns out no matter where you live, government adds quite a bite to your pint of bitter: