Most people across our state and country would agree that job creation and availability is very important to our individual lives, families, communities and overall health of our state and national economy. We have many things which are standing in the way of job creation and our individual financial security. In this case all too many key into the for or against big business aspect. Yes, many of the job killing things are related to big business. This part of the issue can take volumes to cover and will be addressed in future postings. In this one I would like to key in more on the smaller level. The mom and pop outfits or simply an individual trying to get started making a few extra dollars to help offset things at the time and hope it grows into a more permanent business they can depend on for life and pass down to later generations.
When more and more regulations and specialty license are set in place it drives people away from starting even the smallest of business. Many of these so call public safety or health issue regulations are nothing more than big business promotion schemes. When raising a hand full of chickens and maybe sell a few of them or a few dozen eggs, Having a bake sale requires fees and/or nutrition labels and on and on without falling under the long arm of the county/state/federal government control we have a major problem. I can understand a neighborhood getting together and organizing (according to their wishes) some sort of covenants to keep from having a loud "dirt bike" race track right next to their homes or gas pumps in the center of their homes, but when counties or towns set up zoning laws which won't let you operate a small business from you own garage they have passed the point of reality.
To give an example of some of the mess. Take someone who is good with working on their guns. If that person tries to open a small business to work on others, there are miles of red tape, licenses and fees just to be able to touch your weapon, no less to screw on a simple sight that may need replaced. What about the local handy man that you simply want to replace a piece of glass that broke in your window. That person has to go though bonding and lord knows what to be operating in a legal capacity. Worse yet, try and bake cookies and sell them without being in a "zoned" area, health checks, licenses, nutrition labels as the like. Don't dare cut a dead tree and think you will use it to produce some sort of furniture. This people is STUPID AS IT GETS.
If we want our economy to grow, people to be able to survive and prosper, we must end this insane ritual of government knows best. We must end the ignorant rules, regulations, fees and so forth which hinder or halt the individual from trying to better them self. The large business protection rules have to end. Even in the name of "public health" with dumb labels and "health facts" there is a limit. When someone buys a cookie or cake, we know we are purchasing junk food. We do not need a dumb liable to inform us of that or the details these labels contain. If an issue like that is important to someone there is a simple solution. Don't by the product that does not contain these economic kill switches. But do not overstep your bounds and deny others to be able to do so or to make a little money from selling products without them.
That is how an economy grows, not by seeing how many big corporate franchises one can import into a community to drain the money out and send all the cash elsewhere.