The Sullivan Journal published a letter-to-the-editor by Dan Haire, owner of Jim’s Heating and Sheet Metal in Missouri. In his letter, Haire explained the difficulties his small business faces in complying with the growing number of costly federal regulations.
He wrote: “In our business, we face a daily struggle to comply with ever changing regulations from OSHA, EPA and several other agencies. Most of these regulations have zero meaningful effect on worker safety or environmental quality, and they are often enforced by federal officials more interested in fining businesses for minor violations than helping us understand and comply with the complex regulations they enforce.”
Haire ended his letter calling on Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt to take the lead on regulatory reform in Washington –an essential step towards promotingfull economic recovery.