Too much government regulation hurts businesses and drives jobs overseas, writes Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who has proposed legislation to prevent most new rules for one year. More than 800 regulations are in the works that would have an effect on small businesses. While some government intervention is justified to protect the public, "[t]oo often ... our small businesses are buried under a mountain of paperwork that drives up costs, prevents the hiring of workers, and impedes economic growth," she writes.

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