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69% Of Small Business Owners Say Complicated Government Regulations Impede Job Creation

Common Good recently commissioned a nationwide poll of 500 small business owners and managers that looks at the effects of government regulation on job creation. The results were striking:

  • 86 percent said regulations would be more effective in protecting public health and safety if they gave business "clear, certain goals" as well as "more freedom to use common sense in making daily decisions."
  • 68 percent said more businesses are investing in new technology rather than new employees "to avoid complications created by federal employment laws, mandates and regulations.”
  • 89 percent said most government bureaucrats make decisions "based on rules and not on common sense."

For more results from the small business survey, see Common Good’s press release.