Yes! In two of the Capitol Reports received via e-mail from Cape County’s state Representatives, it is confirmed! Missouri has an innovative idea to spur job creation! Are you ready?!?!
They’re gonna make a list.
Stop clapping. Hold the applause. Hang on to your panties.
From the Capitol Reports of Wayne Wallingford and Ellen Brandom:
Putting Missourians back to work will be a priority again this session. Last session, we took several steps to create jobs. We cut taxes on small businesses adding new employees, eliminated the franchise tax and adopted several measures to improve the business climate. But with an unemployment rate still above 8%, there is still work to be done.
One innovative idea to spur job creation is the Entrepreneur Virtual Resource Network. This new program would provide resources to the Department of Economic Development for a website that pools the information needed to start a small business in the state.
Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of job creation, but they often need assistance in navigating the regulatory hoops necessary to create their business from scratch. This website will give them a one-stop shop on how to get their idea to the marketplace.
At least they’re saving money and time by collaborating on the text of their Capitol Reports (or Leadership is writing them).
Now, I’m all for getting information out via the Interwebs; that’s how I make my living. But to claim that making a long list of the laws, rules, and regulations that stand in the way of starting or expanding a business in Missouri will create jobs is laughable.
Here’s a better idea.
- Go ahead and make the list, but save the time and effort of creating the web site
- Then, order the list by necessity of the law, rule, regulation from greatest to least
- Finally, write and pass a bill to repeal all the laws, rules, and regulations on the bottom half of the list
There you have it. One half of the red tape that ties down job creators is cut. Missouri is job friendly.