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Hi everybody I'm David -- thanks for joining us kicking off tonight the Obama administration is and the middle of another PR campaign.
Trying to prove that they are pro business.
Regulations are casts us son Steen was on Capitol Hill yesterday and in the Wall Street Journal today.
Try to make the case that the administration is as much of an enemy of government red tape as any small businesses.
And he claims that the administration has been very busy cutting regulation.
To make it easier to start up and manage businesses in America.
But congress doesn't appear to be buying that message.
What we've done for the regulatory look back is to ask the public for ideas about -- we've gotten a lot.
About rules that are causing the sorts of problems to which you point.
And those those ideas of com -- and they are reflected in the agency plans that will be released soon.
The private sector is really not consulted.
On a cost benefit analysis and -- in your testimonies says the agency -- his sole discretion.
If so what that system -- that is sold it will determine -- again.
I'm very leery of a government that thinks it can do better than anybody else think that smarter than anybody else but it's actually never done what it is that they're trying to regulate.
-- In the Wall Street Journal today mr.
-- -- claims that his regulation cutting would save businesses a few billion dollars a year in cost but.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute estimates that over regulation in America actually cost businesses one point 75 trillion.
Dollars a year for -- regulation administration cuts or gets rid of they're adding dozens or even hundreds more with a slew of new regular -- regulatory departments.
And agencies now for details.
We turn a man who has had cats Sonnanstine in the firing as of yesterday freshman.
Republican congressman Mike Kelly who has real world experience is a business spent a Pennsylvania congressman good to see -- thanks for coming in so.
Is the administration actually creating more regulations -- are getting rid out.
-- David -- you know what it's the old story you know you can talk the talk which would be to walk the walk I think it's great we have -- we have a guy in the White House that talks a great game.
But he doesn't get on the field so I don't need guys cheerleading from the stands -- guys in the field helping me I gotta tell yet.
It was harder for me it still is harder for me to change five quarts of oil.
In my shot back -- -- that it was for BP to sink a hole in the gulf so I don't wanna hear about regulations and other helping us and -- saving us money.
I -- it it's about 8000 dollars an -- so if that's helping me.
Fake police don't help me to what we do it on my own.
And congress should you bring up a great point the big companies the giant corporations are able to get all their car valves.
They have all there -- their friends and buddies in congress they can get the special deals.
That's a small business people can't it's a small business people.
That have to produce the jobs to get us out of the unemployment -- were and and they -- being strangled by new regulations.
Yes absolutely I think.
Most of us a small business all I want you don't take your boot off my throat.
Let me do what I know how to do please don't send people into me that can flip open a laptop and sentenced insert a program as they let me tell you how to run your business -- -- have you ever done what I've done before.
And it will William -- got a degree as I don't need to I need more degrees OK I got those -- my thermometer outside the store.
Just leave me alone bring me somebody that's actually -- what I've done walk my walked in had to get through what -- my own soul I don't need the government.
Who's never done anything effectively or efficiently -- certainly with any type of a budget and even -- we don't use a budget anymore here to tell me how to regulate my business I think it's absolutely insane.
You trust actions not words you always have to bring it down to that level when you're dealing with the -- let's talk about specific regulations.
And regulatory -- we have OSHA.
Which course is a big problem for a lot of small businesses they feel that they do over regulation.
EPA which is stopping the drilling in the gulf of stopping coal mining projects fracking projects for -- we have Liz Warren's new agency that's supposed to protect.
Financial consumers which of these and of course obamacare can't forget that the granddaddy of them all.
Which of these is is most owners for small business.
He all of the above.
But especially with this war what with the consumer financial protection.
But these people don't have cancer anybody in the event of some language.
In -- there and -- when it comes down to these agencies and their sole discretion won't decide.
What it is that the problem is without actually having people at the table.
Who do with their -- regulating and helping to make those decisions don't don't don't give me that OK I don't need to hear that from people who never actually.
Done anything with their own money never hit it in their own skin in the game.
And then they're gonna they're gonna tell me -- -- -- the people how to run their business that's that's the -- is so dangerous they talk about -- could be abusive.
Abusive practices what's -- global determined that no no no no clearly define it you wanna be transparent be transparent want to be clear be clear.
Don't keep the smoke and mirrors game up with the American public we've had an up to here we need to get back to just common sense.
Well in the idea that -- you have a professor and Ivy League professor.
Telling businesses how to make their life easy -- -- Why should just get somebody like a business person put them in the position if you have to have a regulatory czar and have them do the cut it because they know what hurts businesses the most.
Well I -- you know what David in the end the Middle Ages they used to talk about how many angels they could fit and -- -- opinions and it's been days and weeks and months and years trying to -- with the answer look.
-- -- -- -- Please -- -- paper practice.
-- it practice in your field and don't get involved in mind if you've never actually done it.
And don't tell me you looked at a at a report last night and yet the software program that told you about it if you haven't had your hands dirty.
If you haven't had your knuckles bruised if you haven't done what I've done -- please don't tell me that you know better than I do how to do it and don't add layers and layers of cost which by the way.
If it increased the cost of me doing business you know who -- sport.
The consumer right and and we've got things going well right now only a consumer but also the person might be looking for a job who can't get absolutely as the guys.
Too busy spending money to it -- -- to pay off the for all the protection all the regulations against a deal with.
Yet in we don't we know we have things -- -- right now especially with utilities.
Where we're looking at regulations for greenhouse gas emissions that are -- -- put the cost of energy to the average American family we over the top the people that need energy.
And the people that that -- painful work through the nose or the people getting hurt the most -- it doesn't help us it hurts us congressman Mike Kelly glad you're on a case Mike thank you very much for being here.
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