As a news guy I remember doing stories on small businesses complaining about overregulation but I never understood.
Now that I am a small businessman I get it.
I don’t want to get into specific’s right now because I’m trying to figure out what to do but a “regulation” has come to mind that threatens a segment of my business.
I understand the reason for the regulation but to require me to follow this rule takes a huge chunk out of my budget and makes it questionable whether I can continue to offer the service.
We are a country founded on the backs of small businesses and yet what seem like little rules to the political types often times mean big expenses to the small businessperson.
Our regulation almost forces us to work for bigger companies because they are the only ones who have the financial backing to adhere to all the regulations. I know what some of you are thinking, yes regulations are killing them too but they have a tad bit more backing than the small guys.
In a way I’m glad this is happening. My eyes are wide open to the ridiculousness of overregulation. As times get more difficult people who pay for and vote for those who seem to worship regulation will get smarter. We will come to a place where we won’t play the game any longer.
Hard times wake people up. Difficult economies can be a cure for apathy and if that happens the over regulators and lawmakers who thrive on finding ways to “Protect” us from ourselves may find they are the ones who need protecting.
Perhaps the ballot box will once again be a tool for change rather than what it’s become, a tool to protect the status quo.
Oh, and just for the record, don’t blame a party for the problem that is the easy way to turn this conversation into worthless words on a computer screen.