Former U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, in a 1993 Inc. piece:

I’m for protecting the health and well-being of both workers and consumers. I’m for a clean environment and economic justice. But I’m convinced we can pursue those worthy goals and still cut down vastly on the incredible paperwork, the complicated tax forms, the number of minute regulations, and the seemingly endless reporting requirements that afflict American business. Many businesses, especially small independents such as the Stratford Inn, simply can’t pass such costs on to their customers and remain competitive or profitable.

McGovern passed away on October 21, 2012. There’s a really good (c. 2010, so it is in the archives somewhere) Thomas Jefferson Hour podcast on McGovern. I’d also recommend HST’s Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72.

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