As the owner of White Oak Financial Management Inc., I can state categorically for all small businesses that we are not anti-regulation. To the contrary, we believe regulations are critical to balancing our economic priorities with consumer and environmental protections. Economic recovery depends on small business success, but today, businesses face over 4,100 pending new federal regulations. Taken together, those new rules carry a price tag of over a half-trillion dollars.
(Source: Asheville Citizen – Times, 9/26/12, “Regulations need to be balanced with economic priorities,” LTE by Laura McCue)