Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Killing Small Business Dead

Conservatives have long made the case that excessive government regulations are business killers. In that light, have a look at this World Magazine story written by Alisa Harris. Called "Ruled Out," the article chronicles the roadblocks encountered by a New York bar and grill that's been around since the 1930s. Onerous rules and regulations are slowly driving it out of business.

It's easy to blame the left for nonsense such as this, but it happens on conservative watches also. Typically, the government regulators will seize on one or two horrible incidents as justification for sweeping regulations that throttle small business to death. Is it by design? Is it because of our overly litigious society? Is it because we're bound and determined to make the United States into the new Soviet Union?

Whatever it is, it's ridiculous.

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