Over-regulation is choking the growth of the economy and small businesses, a top Virginia Republican and GOP-leaning business group charged Thursday.
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling joined with the Virginia chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses in a teleconference to launch a campaign dubbed “Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations” — the latest effort to paint President Barack Obama’s administration as the problem, not the solution, to economic recovery.
Perhaps not coincidentally, the campaign is focused on 9 states — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia — nearly all of which are considered potential swing states in the 2012 presidential election.
The campaign focuses on what it refers to as Obama’s “Regulatory Tidal Wave” — a dramatic increase, it claims is coming in future regulations covering the energy production and the environment, as well as labor relations and health care.
(Source: Richmond Times Dispatch’s VA Politics Blog, 7/26/12, “Bolling, NFIB: ‘Tidal Wave’ of Regs Bad for Economy,” by Jim Nolan)