This week’s small businesses “In the News” included the following stories
Florida Restaurant Supplier Calls for Regulatory Overhaul
Orlando Sentinel, 8/9/12, Letter to the Editor by coalition member Jerry Pierce
President Obama must address the burden of federal over-regulation. If the current administration does not comment on this issue, it will lose the support of small-business voters in our state and nationwide. These regulations are stifling Florida’s small-business community. I am the owner of Restaurant Equipment World in Orlando, and I have experienced an exponential increase in regulations over the past few years.
Harry Alford: Regulatory Tidal Wave is Swamping Small Business
The Washington Post, 8/6/12, Opinion Editorial by Harry Alford, President and CEO of National Black Chamber of Commerce
More than ever, business owners are struggling. Cleverly disguised, there are more than 4,000 federal regulations that won’t hit until after the November elections. Those rules carry a price tag of more than a half-trillion dollars. This tidal wave of regulation stands to hurt the economy and the American public alike.
‘Stop the Regulatory Tidal Wave’ Seeks to Raise Awareness of Regulatory Issues
Tallahassee.com, 8/6/12, by Dave Hodges
A major promotional effort began this week to raise awareness of government’s propensity to create regulations and how that is putting the brakes on job growth. The National Federation of Independent Business is campaigning against the more than 4,100 government regulations now in the pipeline from Washington. The group has research from the Gallup organization and others that the rising tide of rules is standing in the way of more employment and economic expansion.