Sens. Mike Lee, Ben Sasse endeavor to slash bureaucratic red tape hindering job creation
Conservative Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) have partnered to roll back costly occupational-licensing laws that hurt the bottom line and job prospects of Americans nationwide.
Most agree that jobs that deal directly with public health and safety should require some sort of license to do.
However, a 2015 study conducted by the White House Council of Economic Advisers found that the share of the U.S. workforce needing a license to work increased five-fold from 1950 to 2008.
In the District of Columbia, for example, someone looking to work as a shoe shiner must attain four different licenses and pay at least $337 to get those licenses.
As Sen. Sasse says in his interview with The Daily Signal’s Melissa Quinn, “The bureaucrats are not competent to regulate all the dynamism that we need. We need Americans to build the future.” Hear, hear! Click here to get involved and help Tea Party Patriots fight back against big government!