Consumers always pay in the end when regulations are created. The crowd who always screams about safety and protection in defending regulations is either naive or lying through their teeth knowing regulations is just another tax.
Take or example when President Obama was in office and put massive regulations on electricity in order to protect the environment. His regulation legacy will just mean higher bills for the consumer. Here’s more from Just Facts Daily:
In 2013, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (a division of the Department of Energy) estimated that Obama’s regulatory agenda for CO2 would add 30% to the cost of electricity by 2022.