Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Job-killing regulations

Want a great example of a job-killing regulation? Take a look at the new immigration law that Alabama Republicans enacted. Last week, the law's provision requiring police to detain undocumented foreigners netted an executive from Mercedes-Benz. CNN reports
Fierce critics of Alabama's controversial new immigration law -- and one of its staunchest supporters -- are pointing to the arrest of a German Mercedes-Benz executive last week to make their case.

Police in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, pulled the man over because of a problem with the tag on the rental car he was driving, and then detained him when he didn't have proper identification on hand, according to Alabama's homeland security director.
What could be more business friendly?

You better believe that foreign and multinational businesses are going to think twice before setting up shop in Alabama and other states with similar provisions.