Stories are powerful. They help us relate to other individuals and communicate complex issues. They are an essential ingredient to making policy change in Washington. That’s why we’re asking for your help.
The Heritage Foundation is seeking examples of individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners who have been negatively affected by the federal government’s regulatory overreach. We want to spotlight Americans’ experiences with Washington’s red tape. You can help us by filling out the form below.
Our goal at Heritage is to reduce government interference and eliminate unwarranted government intrusion into the economy.
We can fight back against the federal Leviathan with your help. If you know of an actual example of the negative consequences of regulation, tell us. Or if you have heard a story we should investigate, please share it as well.
Here are some examples of regulatory horror stories we’ve already featured:
- Mike and Chantell Sackett took their case against the Environmental Protection Agency all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. We interviewed attorney Damien Schiff about what it means for U.S. land owners who encounter EPA bureaucrats.
- Armed federal agents raided Gibson Guitar last August on suspicion that it violated the Lacey Act The company’s chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, fought back and defended Gibson against the federal government’s persecution.
- Obamacare is already having a crippling impact on businesses across America as they brace for changes to health insurance. Scott Womack, an IHOP owner from Terre Haute, Ind., told us he’s rethinking his expansion plans as a consequence of the law.
- Louisiana businesses are still recovering from the Obama administration’s offshore drilling moratorium following the 2010 oil spill. Washington bureaucrats are approving permits at a glacial pace, forcing Seahawk Drilling into bankruptcy. Others, like Leslie Bertucci of R and D Enterprises, are struggling to survive.
Please fill out the form below to share your story. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.