Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner’s blog mentioned coalition member Kelly Moore and the impact of regulations on her business. The blog post noted that:
The Coshocton Tribune yesterday highlighted the impact that excessive federal regulations and red tape are having on small businesses and job creation in southeast Ohio. The Tribune writes:
“Kelly Moore and her husband, Greg, operate four NAPA Auto Parts stores, in Coshocton, West Lafayette, Dresden and Zanesville. She also is concerned with the availability of some products because of the increase in costs.
“’Regulations on products, equipment, training, documentation, if it affects part of our industry, it affects us all,’ Kelly Moore said. ‘We’ve had as many as 26 employees, now we’re at 23. When people leave, we can’t afford to replace them because everything costs more. And customers, they can’t afford the products. It’s hard to stay profitable, keep your doors open and keep local people employed if customers aren’t coming in. Eventually, there only are so many costs you can absorb.’”
(Source: John Boehner’s Blog, 5/7/12, “Ohio Small Businesses Say Obama Administration Red Tape is Hurting Job Creation”)