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Stop tidal wave of regulations

March 5, 2013

Hopefully our local congressional delegation was listening when the National Federation of Independent Businesses held a gathering of Youngstown owners speaking out for ‘‘sensible regulation and job......

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Mar-07-13 7:47 AM

The costs - to consumers and to society - as well as the Constitutionality of any new regulations must be considered before even thinking about enacting any more restrictions on our business or personal lives.

First and foremost should be the question of whether we can avoid any new legislation by better enforcement of existing legislation.

All the regs in the world won't help us if we don't have jobs or can't afford the added costs of goods and services being provided.

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Mar-06-13 11:47 PM

some businesses will always be there to not follow good sense,and think of their profit before the rest of us. That is what a government does, it is for business to decide EVERYTHING for us.

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Mar-06-13 3:40 PM

Sometimes I wonder if the puppeteers (big businesses) in Wash DC create and push bogus bad regs for small businesses just to create in society an anti-regulation sentiment against all regs (including those regs keeping goliath corporations in check). That would be a smart trick.

We need smart regs across the board.

This editorial makes little sense because it sensationalizes against regs as "tidal waves" without giving any specifics on the proposed regs.

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Mar-05-13 2:34 PM

WHAT senseless regulations??? The ones the Trib advocates in the Internet Cafe Business, Hot Spot Traffic Intersections, Municipal Tax Uniformity? It's fine to argue in theory against regulation, but in practicality THIS paper does indeed advocate for regulation week in and week out as long as it doesn't touch and concern the coal industry.

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Mar-05-13 2:32 PM

Exactly WP. Businesses dumping used oil, antifreeze, cleaners, and other pollutants into storm sewers, ditches, etc... need to be addressed. This isn't because somebody is being mean. It's because if everybody does it soon all the ground, water and air wouldn't be able to sustain life. I'm not for picking on anybody, but if your to cheap or stupid to dispose of pollution in the proper way you need punished. With out regulations of this sort, we have the Lumpy Lupo Loosers of the world that care about nothing but the next dollar. Mr. Ed, if want an unregulated polluted state, go live in China.

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Mar-05-13 4:52 AM

More regulations are needed because of bad actors like D&L Energy who violated the environmental rules we do have without regard for anyone. The government doesn't just think them up. They are the result of problems that the business community fails to address themselves. Agencies like OSHA and the EPA are the result of bad business practices.

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