Federal Trade Commission Overreach Ripe for SCOTUS Scrutiny

Aug. 31, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to Supreme Court likely challenging the aggressive expansion and power grabs of the FTC.

“The Federal Trade Commission under Joe Biden’s radical appointees has made a point to overturning internal rules of action and aggressively expanding its power.  In the wake of the Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA case which curtailed the agency’s ability dramatically expand environmental laws beyond any reasonable congressional grant of power, the FTC’s power grab may be next on the chopping block.  The FTC faces a likely challenge to a part of their claimed authority to internally litigate cases effectively dictating their outcome at the Supreme Court in the Axon v. FTC case.

The administrative state has become a hotbed of government expansion over the years, and the FTC’s radical expansion of the federal government’s reach should serve as a cautionary tale for members of the United States Senate who vote to confirm members of little known quasi-governmental entities which have extraordinary control over the free enterprise system.  The nation can no longer afford the GOP acceptance of whoever President Biden appoints to positions of power.  In fact, you cannot claim to be a limited government Senator and vote for appointees who seek to rip apart the fabric of our nation.  It is our sincere hope that the Biden FTC serves as a constant reminder that the left has abandoned the comity of bi-partisanship needed to ensure legitimacy of an unelected administrative body’s actions, and Republicans are elected by their constituents to protect them from wayward regulators.

And in the meantime, let’s hope that the FTC feels the pointy legal sword for their blatant attempts at partisan, corporate score settling when they are forced to defend their positions before the highest court in the land in what can only be hoped is the near future.


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