If It Isn’t Government Regulations…
So if it’s not regulations—what is the biggest problem, asked CNN. One prime suspect is a lack of demand for the goods and services that businesses produce, notes Burtless. “I think it’s pretty plain that there hasn’t been a robust rebound in consumer consumption.” According to CNN, Burtless said complaining about regulations is not something new for the business community… “There are certain businessmen who say regulation is an issue, but they also said the same thing when the economy was robustly growing.”
Who is Strangling Your Business?
As I argued in my October column, I find too many printers, especially my more conservative friends, telling me that Obamacare, burdensome government regulations, and illegal immigration are the primary causes of their problems. To be honest, I don’t think those complaints pass the smell test.
Just because politicians spout off cute phrases about the burdens of excessive government doesn’t make them true. Just because political pundits on radio and TV argue that rising healthcare costs are at the root of our current and future financial status doesn’t mean it’s true.
Send me your financial statements and underline all the items and costs that have been imposed by government regulations and demonstrate to me how these expenses are adversely impacting your profits. If you make a good case, I will prepare and post a video on YouTube demonstrating how to eat a hat!
You can fax them to: 321-727-2166 or email them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior contributing columnist John Stewart is president of Q.P. Consulting Inc. Contact him at 2110 S. Dairy Road, West Melbourne, FL 32904, call 321-727-2444, email email@example.com. Be sure to visit John’s website at www.quickconsultant.com where you can find his blog and six different videos ranging from SPE and Chart of Accounts to Valuing a Business and Key Financial Ratios.