From Del. Wayne Norman:
The bedrock of our economy are small businesses and the hard-working Americans that run them. The current recession has been particularly tough on small businesses. The poor economy has cost many of our neighbors their jobs and has hurt most every small business owner, employee, and patron.
This is why it is important that elected officials support small businesses. They have had a rough time, and our economy will not recover until they pull us out of the rough times.
Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG) recently released their rankings of delegate votes in the General Assembly. Delegate Wayne Norman, R, Northern Harford County, was recognized as a 100% supporter of sound business government practices in the 2013 legislative session.
“I am proud that my small-town Harford County philosophy is recognized as being consistent with good business and economic policy” Delegate Norman said upon being notified of the ranking. “I operate my own small business, and many of the businesses I have dealt with over the last thirty years have closed their doors– increasing their operating cost is bad government.”
Delegate Norman cited the rain tax, gasoline tax, and toll increases as examples of policies that hurt small businesses. Calling for an end to onerous regulation, Delegate Norman said that “people should run their businesses for themselves. Maryland should not be telling individuals what they have to do to make a living.”
Delegate Norman also highlighted that the Harford County delegation to Annapolis was rated as the most business-friendly delegation, saying “I am proud that my home county values common sense good government, and that our economic backbone is small business.”
To view the rankings of all Maryland Legislators, go to www.mbrg.org/assets/rollcall2013final.pdf