It started with a pink slip
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America depends on small businesses and the 56 million Americans who work for them. But government regulations are making it harder for small businesses to grow. Rules that should help our businesses and communities thrive are instead making life harder for job creators, workers and their families. Don’t small business owners and their employees deserve better? It’s time to examine the impacts that outdated, failed and excessive regulations have on our country and our economy. It’s time to Rethink Red Tape and refocus our regulatory process on smarter regulation that reduces costs for all Americans and helps small businesses grow and our communities thrive.
The economic recession hit small businesses especially hard. Today 85 percent of small business owners say they aren’t hiring—and almost half of them point to government regulations as the reason why.
An estimated 600,000 small businesses, and six million jobs, never materialized between 2008 and 2012. Entire businesses and careers were simply never created, defying historic recovery trends. Did the innovators stop innovating? Or have we simply hit the tipping point of overregulation at the expense of smarter regulation?
Source: US Census Bureau, Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research
Rethink Red Tape is a diverse coalition of individuals and organizations who believe the federal government’s regulatory process must be reformed so important goals like public health, environmental protection and consumer safety are better balanced with the need to encourage more entrepreneurship and economic growth.
Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, and they’re also among those hardest hit by the federal government’s regulatory burden. It shouldn’t be that way. Rethink Red Tape is looking to thoughtfully transform our country’s current regulatory system into one that produces better, smarter regulations. Find out more.
At 17, Jason Duff became a real estate investor. He purchased an empty community bank building, repaired the property and recruited another business to move in. Jason’s business plan worked. The property he flipped became a magnet for local job creation. Today, the sum total of regulations he and his employees have to satisfy make it harder to succeed.
It’s time for smarter, fairer regulation. It’s time to reform Washington’s regulatory process and give small businesses a voice.
Stand up for smarter regulation, small businesses and job growth by joining us today.
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