This week’s “Small Businesses In the News” included the following stories:
NFIB launches effort to stop Obama’s regulatory tidal wave
Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations Press Release, 7/18/12
The next four years could bring a tidal wave of costly federal regulations impacting U.S. businesses and consumers, according to new analysis by the National Federation of Independent Business’ coalition, Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations. There are currently 4,128 federal regulations in the pipeline which, if implemented, will impose costs of more than $515 billion on the U.S. economy.
Mr.President: I did build my business
Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/22/12, opinion editorial by Ben Bruno
President Obama created a lot of hype in Roanoke recently when he said, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” As a business owner in Richmond, I decided to offer my experience on the subject. I am in my 27th year of business. It hasn’t been easy, especially coming up with a “big idea,” creating it, selling it and hiring people.
New federal regulations will drive up costs for small businesses
Gainesville Sun, 7/22/12, opinion editorial by Richard Schwab
Business owners in Florida are working hard to sustain their companies and keep people employed during this down economy. It is impossible to rationalize the EPA or any federal agency that adds unnecessary regulations that are costly, duplicative and often times ridiculous to comply with.