Libertarian Party of Indiana Central Committee member Cindy Kirkpatrick of Indianapolis recently wrote to several Libertarians about how government makes it very hard for businesses, especially small business owners. With her permission, I'm reprinting her comments below:
"Government makes rules and then puts the burden on business to enforce them.
Businesses are tapped to enforce tax laws by being required to carry large implementation costs for sales and payroll taxes.
Businesses must do record-keeping, collection, and remittance, all for state and federal agencies, or else suffer penalties.
Businesses must do document scrutiny and background checks by law to authorize employment and purchasing eligibilities, or else suffer awesome penalties, even for honest errors.
No wonder most folks don't become entrepreneurs."