Creating long-term job growth should be the focus of economic policy, and restoring balance to the regulatory process is one of the most effective ways to reduce barriers of growth. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama has largely ignored this issue in recent appearances.We need to unshackle America's small businesses so they can start putting people back to work. One of the biggest problems standing in their way is government regulations. A Gallup poll last month found 85 percent of small businesses aren't hiring, and nearly one-half said government regulations are a reason. With more than 4,200 new rules pending in Washington, it's not surprising. Making common sense changes to make the federal rule-making process more accountable isn't a Democrat or Republican issue. A study by Small Business for Sensible Regulations, a coalition created by the NFIB, found that more than 80 percent of voters surveyed support making commonsense changes to help restore balance. Now we should focus on turning support into action.
Tara Cutlip, 21 and pregnant with her second child, was shot and killed Saturday in her Bahama Drive home. Loved ones gather in front of Tara's home to remember her and speak out against domestic violence.