LABOR DEPARTMENT LOOKING TO SNOOP ON SMALL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS
It’s not just runaway spending, anti-competitive tax policies and a devalued currency that American taxpayers and business owners ought to be worried about …
U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has declared war on the American private sector on the regulatory front, too – launching an army of alphabet soup bureaucrats against the small business owners and entrepreneurs who are seeking to get our national economy moving again.
The latest front? Efforts by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to impose new restrictions on the hiring of foreign nationals. While this may seem like a minor battle, a closer look at this proposed regulatory escalation reveals another attempt by the Obama administration to play the role of “Big Brother.”
According to Stuart Anderson, executive director of the National Foundation for American Policy, this new regulation “would require employers to divulge information in a public access file, available to anyone upon request, that would include sensitive information about clients and revenue.” Specifically, Anderson says that the proposal “would require employers to publicly disclose sensitive personal and business information of current and prospective employees and clients, against federal agency recommendations on data privacy and potentially in violation of state privacy laws and private contracts.”
So in addition to imposing new burdens on businesses large and small, the Obama administration wants to access to all of these firms’ internal financial documents?
Shady, shady, shady …
To read a recap of this proposed policy, click here.