job killing regulations

Debunking the “job-killing regulations” myth

Job-killing regulations.  How many times have we heard this rhetoric from big businesses opposing new regulations while pretending that they are concerned about small businesses?  Yet polls of small business owners find that most understand the need for regulations.   I outlined the results of one of these recent polls in…

Congressional field hearing yields real small business issues

South Carolina Congressman Mick Mulvaney held a field hearing in Rock Hill, SC, yesterday titled “Caught Up in Red Tape: The Impact of Federal Regulations on Small Businesses and Contractors”.  Mr. Mulvaney is the Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce. I wasn’t able to attend the…

Look who wants more regulations

There are approximately 12,600 registered lobbyists in Washington (including one of the newest– Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia’s son Eugene).  Spending on lobbying activities last year was about $3.3 billion according to the Center for Responsive Politics.  Much of all this lobbying power has recently been aimed at convincing our…

Killing the “Job-Killing Regulation” Meme

BloombergApril 3, 2012 By Deborah Solomon The phrase “job-killing regulation” has become a standard part of the political lexicon this campaign season, most often used to disparage President Barack Obama‘s energy and environmental policies. But a new report suggests we ought to take claims of regulatory-related unemployment with a grain…

Reputation of small business job creation intact

Two recent news stories have challenged the universal belief that small businesses are the job creators.  An AP story on February 17 was titled, “The Truth is That Small Businesses Are Not Good At Creating Jobs.”  Seven days later a New York Times story’s heading said, “Small Companies Create More…