Most Americans agree that there needs to be enough regulation to keep the playing field level and the economy moving with open and fair competition for all.
But many also are seeing that there’s too much regulation on employers — especially on small businesses and entrepreneurs who really create jobs in America — while there’s too little regulation controlling the activities and lack of transparency for union bosses.
We need to encourage the right rules to:
- create jobs and get our economy moving again
- lower the cost of health care
- improve public education
- protect the rights of employees
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In particular, we need to:
- Reform the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to make it easier for businesses to work with OSHA to improve the health and safety of workers in the most partical and cost-effective ways possible
- Enact a federal “paycheck protection” rule to give union workers the choice whether their union dues should be used for political purposes
- Reform labor laws to provide employers and employees more flexibility in scheduling, compensation and overtime
- Increase competition for federally funded construction projects to reduce costs for taxpayers and open the bidding process to both union and non-union businesses
- Remove state-based barriers so that small businesses can band together to purchase more affordable health insurance for their employees
- Provide a twenty percent ta deduction for small business income, giving small businesses the ability to grow and create jobs
- Expand all forms of domestic energy production to allow more oil and gas exploration, as well as increased use of nuclear energy and renewable sources
- Give non-union workers the same fair access to federally funded job training programs that union workers currently have
We need to get back to having the government act as an impartial referee in the game rather than the scorekeeper who picks winners and losers. That means we also need to block a massive taxpayer bailout of union pension funds.