Job killing regulation on Townhall

Mona Charen - Fri Dec 16

A few months ago, tooling along in my brand new Honda (aka "cute car"), I came to a stop at a red light. On my right, a police cruiser with lights flashing was investigating a fender bender. ... more

Christopher Prandoni - Fri Dec 16

This week the Department of Interior (DOI) sold its first oil lease in the Gulf of Mexico in over a year. Withholding drilling permits and cancelling leases, the Obama Administration has made what was once routine nearly impossible. ... more

Brett McMahon - Fri Dec 16

Quick question: What is the most obvious thing keeping us from an economic recovery led by job creation? If you answered the increasingly burdensome mountain regulatory red tape from the government, you’d be in the heavy majority of the country who thinks that way as well. ... more

Sam Graves - Wed Dec 7

Last month, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid made the case on the Senate floor that government regulations don’t harm the economy and job creation. I’m not sure what job creators the Majority Leader is talking to, but almost every small business owner I have talked with tells me that over-regulation is harming their business and preventing them from hiring. ... more

America - Tue Dec 6

Government regulations, fees, delays, and indifference threaten Liberty's economic recovery. Webisode 4. ... more

Dan Holler - Mon Dec 5

It is easy to see why one-in-five small businesses list regulations as their biggest obstacle; just look at Tampa-based J.C. Newman Cigar Company. At 116 years old, it is America's oldest family-owned premium cigar maker. In 1895, J.C. Newman borrowed $50 and started a cigar company. At the time, he was an unemployed cigar maker eager to achieve the American Dream. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Nov 30

If government destroys all the paths out of poverty, the welfare state will look like the only way to help the poor. Maybe, in addition to helping entrenched interests, that's the bureaucrats' goal. ... more

Brett McMahon - Tue Nov 29

Many of us spent this weekend with families and focused on the thanks in our hearts for our blessings, but once again Obama’s job-killing National Labor Relations Board is giving us plenty to remain un-thankful about. ... more

Dan Holler - Mon Nov 28

The Golden Gate Bridge is an ironic American structure. It was finished in just four years and came in $1.3 million under budget. Earlier this month, California Senator Dianne Feinstein acknowledged that could not happen today: “…it would take a hundred years to do it with all the permits we need.” ... more

Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts - Wed Nov 23

Carlos Rafael captures a 881lb bluefin tuna worth up to $400,000, only to see it confiscated by the federal government. The reasoning? Using a net rather than a fishing rod. ... more

America - Tue Nov 22

"No business is going to expand in this market" ... more

World - Wed Nov 9

The economic impact of federal "anti-dumping" rules is scrutinized, courtesy of the Cato Institute. ... more

San Francisco, California - Tue Nov 8

A small business owner in San Fransisco falls victim to a frivolous lawsuit based on the America Disabilities Act. As it turns out, he is not alone. ... more

Washington D.C. - Fri Oct 28

We are reminded on how government spending stifles productivity, courtesy of the Cato Institute. ... more

Michael Whalen - Thu Oct 27

Recently, Jan Eberly, the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, wrote a post that essentially amounted to a defense of Washington’s over-regulation, saying to small business owners and entrepreneurs across the country: “There isn’t anything wrong with our regulations. No problem here.” ... more

Brett McMahon - Sat Oct 22

For millions of Americans, a good job means the difference between keeping their home and family intact or facing a harsh winter ahead of a politically charged 2012. And despite his vaunted “jobs” bill, the President this week again showed he fundamentally doesn’t get it—in fact, he practically took an ad out to say as much. ... more

Nashville, Tennessee - Thu Oct 13

In the aftermath of the federal raid at Gibson guitars for the seizure of exotic woods, the entire US guitar industry feels threatened. Virtually ALL guitar makers use the very same stock of wood as seized at Gibson. An American trade that provides thousands of jobs hangs in the balance. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Oct 12

President Obama says government will have to build the nation out of the economic trough. ... more

Chuck Norris - Tue Oct 11

In August, armed federal agents raided the offices and factories of the legendary Gibson Guitar Corp. in Nashville and Memphis. And what were they going after? Gun smugglers? Cocaine cargo? No. The federal search and seizure sought to capture ... ready? Wood. ... more

Fred Wszolek - Tue Sep 20

For some time, we have been saying that Americans are concerned with the overly burdensome and stifling regulations coming from unelected bureaucrats in government agencies more concerned with rewarding special interests than facilitating job creation. This week, two separate polls revealed that voters believe government is getting in the way of business and that there is wide-spread opposition to the actions of the Obama Administration’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). ... more

Thomas Pyle - Mon Aug 29

As the economy fails to gain traction, the Obama administration is proposing an additional burden—new, tougher ozone (air quality) regulations. This is not only curious; it’s simply bad public policy. The air we breathe today is as clean as it has been since the Environmental Protection Agency starting collecting information, but new strict regulations could cost 7.3 million Americans their jobs. ... more

David Limbaugh - Fri Aug 26

President Obama often tells us that his No. 1 focus is creating jobs, but his record makes you wonder what he might have done differently if his goal were to destroy jobs. ... more

Michael Barone - Thu Aug 25

Not long ago, I wrote about how the private sector outraces and laps government. While governments dither and dispute, the private sector discovers. ... more

Lurita Doan - Mon Aug 22

Americans witnessed a brief, but illuminating, incident last week epitomizing President Obama’s contempt for free markets, small businesses and entrepreneurs. During a Q&A session in Iowa, a farmer expressed concern that Obama's tidal wave of new, bewildering regulations and economy-killing mandates disguised as needed oversight, would someday soon require him to spend more time with paperwork compliance than with farming. ... more