Economic strangulation with red tape レッド・テープ（注）による経済的締め付け
Economic strangulation with red tape
President Obama knows nothing about making the economy grow. On his watch, America’s gross domestic product has inched forward at an annual average of 1.2 percent, according to World Bank data. We’re outclassed not only by the usual suspects – Brazil, China and India – but by Mali, Guatemala, Swaziland and Vanuatu. Burundi’s economy grew at an annual average of 4 percent. Peru’s grew 5.5 percent. Burkina Faso jumped 6.2 percent.
Yet none of the leaders of these nations have the spinning skills of Mr. Obama, who has spun spool after spool of red tape. The president presides over 174,545 pages of the Code of Federal Regulations, a tome that would climb 24 feet toward the heavens if printed in one volume. If laid out on the ground (a good place for most of them), the pages would stretch for more than 30 miles.