Regulation nation: Government rules that cripple the economy
Are they protecting your competition?
- Duration 3:26
- Date Feb 5, 2013
Are they protecting your competition?
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Fifteen minutes after the top of the hour the government has thousands.
Of rules and regulations on the books some of which you may be breaking.
Right now and they're not designed to protect you they're designed to protect your competition.
Making nearly hockey analyst and former executive director at the independent women's forum and she's my -- this morning good morning to you.
Good morning Harry hill I'm doing just great so a lot of these regulations people probably don't even know that they're violating.
A right now as we're doing this interview let's start with the IRS they attempted to regulate who can prepare taxes but the courts ended up blocking them what happened here.
Sure well this -- started in he might be surprised to know the IRS was involved in another power grab it -- the price surprise.
-- -- and they wanted to -- they claim the authority to regulate tax prepare is now.
Bear in mind there between 900001.
Point two million tax appears in the country and that's really just a -- The mom and pop -- -- people on -- and so.
People in general actually are happy with -- tax repairs and this is really a solution in search of a problem.
On the IRS wants people to go to school and you know what this does -- -- benefits.
Those big firms like H&R block and Jackson Hewitt on and it really -- tries to squeeze out people who we just to make a couple -- -- the -- and what it does.
You know it -- consumers and edit it restricts consumer -- it would then have to go to these big firms and pay more money.
So so essentially required of people had to go to these fifteen hours of training per year etc.
I mean it was it was -- much bigger burden than what you had to go through before.
Absolutely and I think you know what that that really irritates me is that.
It's not like -- -- in general are a completely unregulated business there certainly are civil and criminal penalty at that exist.
So if someone does taxes and correctly and breaks the law there are now they're subject to fines they're subject to jail time and and 2001 comment 2002.
The IRS actually only recommended that 162.
Of those 900 to one point two million people weren't prosecuted the president very small problem but they're just really trying to expand now what about if you wanna be -- -- guard tour guide not a guard at -- sure it is -- -- that you.
A tour guide in someplace like do you see what happens.
We -- you want it to maybe go complain to the IRS I couldn't tell you where to go if you -- the reimburse me for gas at eight.
-- tour guide actually need to go and eat and get a license from the District of Columbia.
They have -- -- again fill out all these forms pay a ton of money to get license and then pass a written test itself.
This is restricting the kinds of -- is I want to get a foot tour that night I don't need to know anything about the Washington monument itself.
This is the DC government stepping in and regulating who talk about -- and -- -- and that's preposterous and -- even affects how we look.
You could be jailed in Connecticut if you administer teeth whitener and you're not a dentist when we go home you do it yourself.
That's there you go that's the -- Because it.
It's really it's commercial products and it's so if anybody who is at nine dentist who give advice on how to administer these products so there are places that mauled her salon.
Where they gave you betray you put that gel in yourself it's but it's just what -- you would buy -- Walgreens -- seen yet.
-- if they give you device and that that's that's against the -- in Connecticut town and we just pointed out three today unfortunately there about 300 gazillion others.
A Nikki nearly thanks for -- -- needs to our attention.