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WMBB ABC 13 Panama City: Southerland Tours Port Panama City Business; Talks Overregulation

Monday, 26 August 2013

NFIB-FL State Director Bill Herrle and Rep. Steve Southerland (R-FL) toured  Linea Peninsular, a small business shipping and freight operation at the Port of Panama City, Florida on Friday.  NFIB and Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations have hosted business media tours with small business owners across America this summer to help spotlight government red tape that is discouraging job growth.  Speaking with WMBB 13 ABC Panama City, Herrle noted, “A business like this is very complicated with exporting and importing.  They have many people who do nothing but federal paperwork.”  Panama City News Herald coverage of the visit noted, “Before boarding the Guadalupe, Southerland told Linea staff why he was visiting Friday morning.  ‘It helps to understand the challenges you are facing,’ Southerland told the gathering.  ‘There is uncertainty out there that makes small businesses nervous.’…Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations is a coalition launched by NFIB in 2011 that represents the interests of more than 350,000 members nationwide concerned about the impact of costly regulations on small businesses.” 


KTVI FOX 2 St. Louis: New Trucking Regulations

Monday, 22 July 2013

Small Businesses for Sensible Regulations member Bill Frerichs, owner of Frerichs Freight Lines in Belleville, Illinois, visited with FOX 2 in St. Louis to explain the negative impact new federal trucking regulations will have on his small business.  Frerich highlighted SB4SR’s calls for principled reforms to the federal regulatory system; including added small business input, increased openness and transparency, more thorough cost benefit analysis, and regulations that are grounded in science and objective data.

called for principled reforms including added small business input, increased openness and transparency, more thorough cost benefit analysis, and regulations that are grounded in science and objective data.  In order to create a pro-growth business environment, where small businesses can invest and expand operations – See more at: http://www.sensibleregulations.org/category/blog/#sthash.BQxm6hrn.dpuf
called for principled reforms including added small business input, increased openness and transparency, more thorough cost benefit analysis, and regulations that are grounded in science and objective data.  In order to create a pro-growth business environment, where small businesses can invest and expand operations – See more at: http://www.sensibleregulations.org/category/blog/#sthash.BQxm6hrn.dpuf

Congressman Bill Johnson and NFIB Business Owner Al Macre

Monday, 2 July 2012

“[Government regulation] is creating such a cloud of uncertainty, that’s what’s causing businesses to sit back and to go into a ‘wait-and-see’ mode. When is Washington going to get out of the way? When is Washington going to become more effective, more efficient, and more concerned about the next generation than the next election?”


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Allen Batts

Monday, 4 June 2012

Owner, The Best Connection
Reno, NV

“The thing that is most concerning to me as a business owner is the lack of predictability as far as regulations. The more regulation you have, the less people you can hire because there is more risk, more unpredictability.”


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Mary Wells

Owner, One Hour Koretizing
Rocky Mount, NC

“We have to keep up with every ounce [of chemical cleaners] that we buy, have to have all this paperwork, so that if you as a regulator walk into this business tomorrow then you have about seven or eight books to look through, and we have to keep all those books.”

 

 


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Bruce Hottle

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

President, Eagle Concrete Products

Somerset, PA

“Unfortunately, OSHA has a one-size-fits-all attitude and so we have to go through a myriad of checklists daily…simply to be in business and do business. It adds tremendously to our cost of operation.”


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