Top Ten Federal Rules to Jettison — According to Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration’s Regulatory Review and Reform initiative (r3) has a new compilation of rules that need reform, according to small businesses across America who were asked to submit comments. The unpopular regulations come from all across the federal government’s swarm of agencies: IRS, Transportation, Labor, EPA. These are the kind of reforms that count as genuine stimulus,, and should be duplicated on a grand scale with a bipartisan “Regulatory Reduction Commission.” In any event, the small-business “Top Ten” will be selected in the Spring. During this economic crisis, Congress and the President should relentlessly be asked: “What are you doing to reduce the cost of employing workers and of investing?”