Skip to comments.Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say
Posted on 09/05/2011 10:59:17 AM PDT by 1010RD
WASHINGTON 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...
SNIP (You'll have to read it to believe it)
(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...
Exactly. Can you imagine a guy so wicked that without the threat of government enforcement he’d, he’d, he’d... well, what would he do to his customers?
Only liberals can be or think we are this stupid.
McClatchy Company: ...
In 2008, McClatchy's bureau chief in Washington, D.C., John Walcott, was the first recipient of the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence ... In accepting the award, Walcott commented on McClatchy's reporting during the period preceding the Iraq War:
... our reporting different from so much other reporting? ... we sought out the dissidents, and we listened to them, instead of serving as stenographers to high-ranking [Bush administration] officials and Iraqi exiles
Journalistic style: According to Nation Magazine ... an outspoken leftist journalist
Well the 21st century McClatchy paper is just following its long tradition:
“Known as a supporter of the people’s interests against those of corporations and corrupt politicians, James McClatchy (18241883)made The Bee a bastion of progressive reformism.”
Luckily for us a lie told a thousand times is still a lie. The only insult is did the McClatchy reporters and reporterettes really think we’d buy it?
That sounds more like it; maybe I fell for a little cosmetic surgery to the donation list .
Exaclty. Please, government, stop me before I hurt my customers again!
I hate to be a grammar Nazi, but shouldn't idiots read liberals? Wait, I just repeated myself. Please ignore this post.
Right, just like Pulitzer, the Oscars, the Noble Prize, et al. It’s just a bunch of liberals awarding each other for being liberals. Then the liberals, coveting anything they don’t possess, write about the prestigious awards.
It’s like grade inflation for losers.
Although, I think it was Laz who originally named them totlitarians - a brilliant mix of childish dictators or simply a typo that tickled my Freudian slip. I think I’m going to steal that.
If you read the article, you discover the following
“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.”
I got that far into the article in my morning newspaper and then realized that the respondents were obviously cherry-picked.
So, without the government looking over his shoulder Wolfson would imperil his guests' health and safety.
There is no other way to read this scumbag's statement.
Government is the last entity that should be "regulating" health and safety. People have been indoctrinated into thinking that without regulations bad things will happen. Nothing could be further from the truth.
A truly free market will provide superior health and safety enforcement mechanism -- both in speed and efficiency. Milton Friedman (his son) Ludwig Von Mises, and many others have written at length about such matters.
Governments have suppressed the ability of the market to handle the matter of health and safety, so most people can't even allow themselves to think about how the market would handle it. They just assume "we need government."
This asshat is admitting that the hotel business would not do anything health and safety wise for their customers if not for the govt forcing them to. I’ll make sure that I never stay at a hotel in Miami.
This has got to be one of the most absurd things I have read in some time...perhaps ever. What would he be doing without them?
Ah...that explains it. He uses the regulations to make money.
Another thing is that if he is doing all of that, he is not a “small” business owner.
Being framed by the left and their allies in the media to confuse people as to the real debate over regulations.
“...road to hoe.”
I thought the term is “row to hoe”
Author hasn’t done much hoeing.
Exactly. They’ve been framing the debate about the debt ceiling by saying that most people blame the impasse on the Tea Party. That’s like blaming a traffic jam on the fire trucks that are coming to put out a blaze that was started by the world’s biggest arsonist.
Regulations don’t kill jobs?
Excessive environmental regulations kill jobs, the minimum wage kills jobs, Davis-Bacon kills jobs, Sarbanes-Oxley kills jobs, antitrust laws kill jobs, insider trading laws kill jobs, import restrictions kill jobs, Dodd-Frank kills jobs, and so does Obama-care.
There are idiots in this article — reporters and businessmen both.
I am a life long bookkeeper. I worked for large firms until I went self-employed & concentrated on working for small businesses.
I cannot for the life of me wonder what this pollster calls a SMALL business. Most of the “hospitality” business is large chains...not a 10 unit motel run under a DBA by your uncle & aunt.
The SMALL business people I have done books for for over 40 years are definately hampered by all the regulations & taxes & fees & paperwork.