When the Denver Business Journal surveyed its readership about whether regulations really hurt readers’ business, its staff probably wasn’t expecting to get an overwhelming affirmative.  The question was written as “Honestly, how much is your business hurt by regulations?” and, then, the publication asked for business owners to cite examples in the comments.

These were the results as of 3:45 p.m.:

The answer is yes.  And, perhaps the DBJ didn’t realize how much regulation hurt businesses because, as a media outlet, it’s largely unregulated (as it should be).  But, even the DBJ must get stuck with unemployment insurance, Obamacare taxes, paying for stupid OSHA signs, and more.  The truth is that small businesses must hire an army of compliance helpers just to do business.  For a small business, it’s really hard.  Politicians (particularly those on the left), take note.