Found the McClatchy story Regulations, Taxes Aren’t Killing Small Business, Owners Say on Nation Of Change.
Politicians and business groups often blame excessive regulation and fear of higher taxes for tepid hiring in the economy. However, little evidence of that emerged when McClatchy canvassed a random sample of small business owners across the nation.
Compare this to the story from my previous post Obama halts controversial EPA regulation.
The decision rests in part on reducing regulatory burdens and uncertainty for businesses at a time of rampant uncertainty about an unsteady economy.
September 5, 2011
Economist Mark Thoma’s view is expressed in his blog post, It’s *Not* Regulatory and Tax Uncertainty