Editor’s Note: Congressman Darrell Issa has staff from his Oversight and Government Reform Committee in California right now meeting with local job creators at their places of work to hear their stories of how federal regulations are impacting their ability to hire/grow/provide for their families.

Businesses were selected from among the nearly 1500-and-counting participants who’ve logged into www.AmericanJobCreators.com to tell Congress how they’ve been bearing the burden of federal regulation.

This is the first in what will be a series that gives a real-life look at what federal regulations mean for California’s Job Creators.

The White House announced a host of initiatives designed to
save American businesses $10 billion over five years. The target for
the savings? Overly burdensome federal government regulations, which
cost small business owners as much as $10,500 per employee. The news
is welcome for job creators struggling to survive in the Obama
Economy, and shows that months of House Republican efforts to shine a
light on these job killers are yielding gains for American families
and businesses.

Federal government regulations – also known as red tape – are rules
Washington forces taxpayers and businesses to live by. Every aspect
of daily life – from fueling cars to growing food and making toys – is
governed by more than 150,000 pages of federal fine print. Playing by
these confusing rules drained at least $1.75 trillion from our economy
in 2008, according to the Small Business Administration. If families
paid an equal share of the regulatory burden, they’d be hit with a
$15,586 bill, dwarfing the $10,000 families spent on health care in

Taxpayers deserve better from their government. Especially when
nearly 14 million Americans can’t find jobs. It’s our mission on the
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to expose the true
costs of government red tape, hold regulators accountable to
taxpayers, and deliver effective rules of the road that actually make
sense for American families and businesses.

The first step is finding the facts. That’s why Oversight Committee
Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) launched AmericanJobCreators.com: to
listen directly to job creation experts. This week, we’re on the back
roads of California to visit some of the nearly 1,500 small business
owners who have shared their stories through the platform.

Though the Obama Administration yesterday acknowledged entrepreneurs
deserve relief from job killing federal regulations, there’s much more
red tape to cut so that American small businesses are free to grow
again. Stay tuned for updates.

-Team Oversight

Are you a business owner paying the cost of government regulation?
Visit www.AmericanJobCreators.com right now to speak out.