Policymakers must understand that these increases hurt small businesses and their consumers. We simply can’t afford unnecessary new taxes.NEXT ISSUE
From the hassles of dealing with bureaucracy to the confusing and sometimes contradictory rules related to building, employment and the environment, burdensome regulations cost businesses time and money. And ultimately, those costs are passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices.
For many business owners, it’s easier and cheaper to simply settle a frivolous lawsuit rather than fight it. Many small businesses find that they simply can’t afford the time and money involved in hiring a lawyer and going to court.
The costs of lawsuit abuse not only hurt store owners; they ultimately lead to fewer jobs in those stores and higher prices for customers.