President trying to hide his regulatory agenda?
How will it impact small business?
- Duration 3:57
- Date Nov 18, 2012
How will it impact small business?
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In just the last ninety days the Obama administration is issued nearly six.
Thousand new proposed regulations which could impact everything from small business -- to your private property.
Joining us -- to talk more about the implications of all of these regulations Karen hearted to executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business legal center.
They see you again Karen thanks for -- -- thanks for having seen it -- 6000 that's sounds like a lot that's just in a ninety day period.
A lot of it sounds like you know very technical language it's hard to understand and track them but why -- it matter to the average American about this flood of regulations.
Well it very match matters because we're still trying to get people jobs right.
And what we have seen over the last two years every night as we -- small businesses why are you hiring -- -- not hiring is basically what they're saying.
One of the top the top three reasons -- comes -- regulatory burden regulations for the small businesses that employ most of us in -- -- -- It's 101000 dollars per employee.
In regulatory overhead costs that they have to solar.
So if they're -- you hiring got to factor that into the cops cracked.
Cracked at 101000 on anybody -- what some things that are are of particular trouble to businesses -- What most of the conversations -- had over the last year or so or about regulations tied to the health -- bill I mean that's just one and there are thousands for every bill of that size.
That is past I mean how do you even keep an eye on all of them are coming down the -- well it's.
Why aren't I mean it's hard -- -- and this is what we do every day match plus for our members who have -- businesses around.
But really what we're seeing is a very aggressive EPA.
The environmental regulations that are gonna come out even if they don't in the coming out.
Even if they don't directly regulate our members are small business owners they're going to raise their energy cost which has been a top ten concern for them energy costs.
-- they've got paid -- a lifetime in addition you've got Department of Labor that has been very aggressive.
In going after -- business owners and putting new regulatory burdens on them on.
What they can and can't pay in -- in fate of their employees and all of that is is just more of a headache.
And really hurts our job creators well and of course the owners in the past to be some regulation and have to be rules for how businesses operate how average people operate in this country and that this is a place of -- order.
But -- -- to that tipping point where you've gone too far where you begin to CDs as a burden rather than as a benefit.
Right well I think we've been seeing that quite frankly you see it where -- the government's collecting information which means that small designers have to fill out that information.
You know they get.
Hundreds of thousands of pages that we know they're not gonna look at but we have to fill out.
You also see now -- move towards it's not just enough to solve a problem it's to solve it in a -- that's the platinum standard.
Is that really worth -- is the juice really worth to squeeze -- burden on small business work.
Other public benefit may possibly come out of and these things aren't just economic coming of course they -- seeing ongoing legal battles over issues like HHS mandate which it requires employers to get access to insurance that provides contraception at no cost of the employee.
A big battle for the Catholic church and many other religious business is one of them had a big win this week Tyndall publishers which publishes bibles but was not.
Viewed by this administration as -- religious employer.
So it's not just about money I mean there are other issues that come up with these regulations as well right -- freedom of speech and actually got lawsuit right now it's National Labor Relations Board.
Mandating that our businesses put up information that they do not want to put up.
But forcing them compelling them to -- that we think that's a violation of the First Amendment.
-- -- there's some fundamental principles that were fighting these regulations on -- wow we know that you are on it and we are gonna stay on it is well on our regulation series so folks can know what's bubbling up out there and many of these regulations almost all of them do have comment period.
We'll make sure that folks know where to find those that they can weigh in before the government makes final decisions on his regulations -- -- Karen thank you are.