Small-business Nirvana

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., in a recent column, observed National Small Business Week by calling on the government to "get out of the way" of small business owners by reducing tax and regulatory burdens.

To further recognize those small business owners who spend hours at the kitchen table reading the complete IRS tax code and the entire printing of Obamacare regulations, instead of doing what they do best, running their business, I am awarding the Tim Huelskamp Small Business Award to Farrukh and Bushra Baig, owners of 7-Eleven franchises in New York and Virginia.

They, along with seven others, have been indicted for fraud, identity theft and concealing illegal immigration. They receive this prestigious award for having the courage to lead us into a system of decreased taxes and regulation, by refusing to knuckle under to time consuming federal rules -- including those mandating paying a minimum wage, the ones requiring employees actually be paid for the work they do and the ones outlawing undocumented workers from stealing the identities of deceased Americans.

I am sure Rep. Huelskamp, along with me, thanks these brave job creators for showing us what a small business Nirvana this country could become, just as soon as the government gets out of the way.

A.B. Campbell