Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Small Businesses Want Sensible Regulation

The NFIB have launched a new website worth checking out that tells the local stories of businesses in our communities who want smart and sensible regulation instead of the hard-core smack-down they are receiving from bureaucrats today.

It is an interesting site with some valuable information and factoids like this from our good friend, Sen. Rob Portman:
Since 2005, there has been a 60% increase in pending federal regulations that are defined as “major” or “economically significant” – costing the economy $100 million or more. There were 224 “economically significant” rules issued last year, an increase of 22 percent over 2009. This represents the highest number recorded since the government kept count. (Federal Regulation: A Review of Legislative Proposals, Part I, Senator Rob Portman, June 23, 2011, page 2.)
Make no mistake, this isn't about giving politicians cover, it is about removing the barriers to economic freedom for job creators and job "sustainers" right here in our own backyards.

Who knows more about business...some unnamed, unconcerned, and unelected bureaucrat or your local small business owner/operator? If we want to get our economy going again, we need to support the people who are working hard and working smart. America is the greatest nation on God's green earth, but we could all use a little more freedom to make things just that much better for all of us.