Impact of Regulations
Regulations are intended to stop people from doing things that might hurt others, but they often turn out to do more harm than help. When the government regulates something, it makes it harder and more expensive to do that thing, hurting our economy and our lives.
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There are thousands of examples of government regulations that do more harm than good. Business owners spend more time worrying about complying with constantly changing regulations and less time creating new products and services that improve our lives. The cost of regulations can often cause businesses to close their doors, or never open in the first place.
There’s already too much regulation on every part of our daily life. Before a government agency proposes a new regulation, it should have to show how much the regulation would cost taxpayers. Also, our elected officials need to go through the existing regulations and weed out the ones that are not absolutely necessary.
Make It Happen
There’s a lot we can do stop new regulations before they get started, and fix old ones. Here’s how:
- Pay attention to the news. If you hear about a new regulation, check it out and see what the impact would be for you.
- Share a link to this page on Facebook or Twitter.
- Share one of the photos at the top on Instagram.
- Email this page to a friend who is also concerned about big government.
- Talk to people in your community about your concerns and ideas to fix regulations.
- When you find a regulation that doesn’t make sense, contact your state legislators, congressman or senators and let them know.
Regulations are a workout
In the time it takes you to run in the morning, it costs us over $100 million to comply with government regulations.
“Regulations grow at the same rate as weeds.”
Norman Ralph Augustine