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    Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say

    Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say | McClatchy
    Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say

    Politicians and business groups often blame excessive regulation and fear of higher taxes for tepid hiring in the economy. However, little evidence of that emerged when McClatchy canvassed a random sample of small business owners across the nation.

    "Government regulations are not 'choking' our business, the hospitality business," Bernard Wolfson, the president of Hospitality Operations in Miami, told The Miami Herald. "In order to do business in today's environment, government regulations are necessary and we must deal with them. The health and safety of our guests depend on regulations. It is the government regulations that help keep things in order...

    ...McClatchy reached out to owners of small businesses, many of them mom-and-pop operations, to find out whether they indeed were being choked by regulation, whether uncertainty over taxes affected their hiring plans and whether the health care overhaul was helping or hurting their business.

    Their response was surprising.

    None of the business owners complained about regulation in their particular industries, and most seemed to welcome it. Some pointed to the lack of regulation in mortgage lending as a principal cause of the financial crisis that brought about the Great Recession of 2007-09 and its grim aftermath.
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    Re: Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say

    Lack of demand is killing businesses. Supply side economics (something Republicans subscribe to) doesn't work.
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    Re: Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say

    The article suggests that all of the overreaching control by banks and insurance companies are the problem. Some bigger businesses preying on smaller ones and keeping people away from financial independence. It's not good to be a nation of debtors.
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    Re: Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The health and safety of our guests depend on regulations.
    I know I can vouch for this. One time I was exiting a business and I almost fell and busted my tail, were it not for the local regulation that was there to grab my arm.

    Seriously? A "lie" put to rest with one study, huh? If that's the case, than why don't we pass a million regulations a day? The more regulations, the better for business, right? And hell, the owners say they are looking forward to them, so let's get crazy with it.

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    Re: Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say

    Quote Originally Posted by stevil View Post
    I know I can vouch for this. One time I was exiting a business and I almost fell and busted my tail, were it not for the local regulation that was there to grab my arm.

    Seriously? A "lie" put to rest with one study, huh? If that's the case, than why don't we pass a million regulations a day? The more regulations, the better for business, right? And hell, the owners say they are looking forward to them, so let's get crazy with it.
    No need to indulge in absurdisms. Some regulation is necessary, nobody is claiming that regulation for its own sake is worth being pursued.

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    Re: Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Lack of demand is killing businesses. Supply side economics (something Republicans subscribe to) doesn't work.
    That is what the QE programs have been. When people get to keep their money, they will spend it. When the government gives other peoples money to Wall Street, as we've seeen, not so much.

    The problem isn't with mom and pop businesses either.

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    Re: Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say

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    No need to indulge in absurdisms. Some regulation is necessary, nobody is claiming that regulation for its own sake is worth being pursued.
    So you wouldn't think it absurd for the business owner to state this?

    The health and safety of our guests depend on regulations.
    As if his business doesn't care one way or the other about customers, and he would expose them to all sorts of dangers and health risks if left to his own devices? Sure, my comment was absurd. But it was a reply on a forum board, not a quote in a news article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    That is what the QE programs have been. When people get to keep their money, they will spend it. When the government gives other peoples money to Wall Street, as we've seeen, not so much.
    QE is just another top-down approach, IE supply side. Something else I'm not happy with concerning Obama's approach.
    The problem isn't with mom and pop businesses either.[/QUOTE]
    Most of the jobs in America are generated by small businesses.

    What we need is a comprehensive jobs bill specifically for repairing American infrastructure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevil View Post
    As if his business doesn't care one way or the other about customers, and he would expose them to all sorts of dangers and health risks if left to his own devices? Sure, my comment was absurd. But it was a reply on a forum board, not a quote in a news article.
    History proves that a business will risk harming it's patrons if it could make them money or cause them to lose money.
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    Re: Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    No need to indulge in absurdisms. Some regulation is necessary, nobody is claiming that regulation for its own sake is worth being pursued.
    When one tries to defend supply-side nonsense, absurdisms are needed
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