Republican candidate for Governor Tom Emmer spoke today at the State Capitol with Minnesota representatives of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. NFIB’s praise for Emmer’s candidacy following his pro-business, anti-big government speech came as no surprise.
“When the government runs out of money, what do we do?” Emmer told NFIB. “Politicians look right to the hardworking men and women of this state and ask them to pony up more.” Emmer continued: “The problem with government (in contrast with business) is that government doesn’t understand the concept of risk.”
NFIB members spoke of angst for government regulation — in particular the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — and how “government needs to be friendly and come in and say ‘you are doing this right’.”
To which Emmer asked whether we needed both a state and a federal OSHA, “which creates twice the regulation, twice the compliance issues.”
A good question, or a Fact Check alarm sounder?