Harms small business

Harms small business

Commentary

The Great Regulation Charade

September 20, 2011

Cry Wolf Quotes

What you are trying to put on business is overkill. It’s going to kill farmers and small business people.

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Pennsylvania state representative Jim R. Merry (R-Crawford)

Repealing the ergonomics regulation will save small businesses billions of dollars that means fewer layoffs, less pay-cuts and economic growth.

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Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX), The New York Times, “House Joins Senate in Repealing Rules on Workplace Injuries”.

Small businesses can and do fail because of this. There is a cost, both in dollars and in disruption. The cost in dollars is the cost of a temporary worker for which the company pays a premium, the training of a replacement worker and the overtime paid to remaining workers who help fill in for that absent employee.

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Michael Yates, president of a Hampton-based human resources consulting company. The New Jersey Media Group.

To expect well over half a million small businesses to adhere to these extensive requirements would be regulatory overkill.

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Frank S. Swain, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, of the Reagan’s Small Business Administration.