Senator Ron Johnson’s office has produced a video telling the story of a man, Steve Lathrop, whose life was ruined by the federal government for privately solving a community flooding problem after going through the proper permitting processes. Johnson produced the video in a effort to not only tell Lathrop’s story, but to point out the massive amount of red tape costing taxpayers billions over decades while problems remain unsolved.

“This is a story about how federal bureaucracy cost one man everything.”

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.