The National Federation of Independent Business called on local Fredericksburg business owner Joe Wilson to join Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling on an effort to bring attention to what they said is a tidal wave of federal regulations that are adversely impacting small businesses.
On Thursday, Bolling, Wilson and Dona Danziger, owner of the remodeling and tile business Clay Werks in Exmore, joined the NFIB on a conference call with journalists.
Wilson owns Perma-Treat Pest Control. He started the business in 1967 and he has 120 employees and 125 business vehicles. He said federal regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are hurting small businesses. Wilson said the Obama administration is passing more federal regulations instead of trying to pass actual legislation.
(Source: Fredericksburg Patch, 7/26/12, “Fredericksburg Businessman Joins NFIB’s Fight Against Federal Regulations,” by Dan Telvock)