Small Businesses Still Don’t Hate Regulation
Several months ago, there was a survey showing that small business owners did not see regulation as a major problem. It was roundly criticized by the right. Well here is another one, this by the “Main Street Alliance,” a small business group.
The poll found that small business owners’ main concern is weak customer demand, not regulations. When asked what would do the most to create jobs, small business owners’ top response was eliminating incentives to move jobs overseas. Reducing regulation came in fifth place. In fact, most small business owners see government standards as an important tool to level the playing field with big business.
If one digs into the data a bit, one does see concern about taxes and regulation but one also sees a lot of support from small business owners for regulation, particularly environmental regulation. Yet the GOP continues to argue that their jobs plan consists mostly of just cutting regulations. But then again, it is not small businesses they really care about.Click here for reuse options!
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