President Barack Obama was in Tampa recently to give a campaign speech at Hillsborough Community College. As a Floridian and concerned business owner, I would like for our president to include a peel-back of excessive regulation in his stump speeches.
One of the greatest challenges to my company’s well-being comes from federal agency regulation. Every time my company looks like it might be above water, we are burdened with another regulation or rule that costs us money and cuts into my and my staff’s time and the time I could be using to grow my business. In fact, we had to hire a company just to keep us advised on all the rules and regulations coming from Washington because it seemed endless.
(Source: Tampa Bay Tribune, 7/5/12, “Mr. President, Address Overregulation,” by John Doble)