Democrats bring death by a thousand new regulations

Democrats love regulations and rules. Their desire to impose them goes beyond a desire to create a nanny state. They desire a bully state where they control major aspects of society.The upside for them: they can count the dollars coming in as businesses and professionals try to soften or influence the impact of the rules. Trial lawyers will have new avenues to enrich their bank accounts by filing suit after suit against businesses for violating obscure regs that never before existed. The absurdity of this approach is clear in the ObamaCare legislation. Among its features are a requirement that all businesses file 1099s for any person or vendor that they pay $600 or more over the course of the year. This will be a nightmare for many small businessmen already laboring under the impact of existing rules , as well as other ObamaCare impacts, as this Investors Business Daily column makes clear. One dynamic might mitigate the burden on small businesses, but at the expense of other small...(Read Full Post)