THE BLOOM HAS FALLEN OFF THE ROSE?
The Obama administration’s push to mend its relationship with business has gone cold only six months into the effort.
Complaints abound about the regulations pouring out of federal agencies to implement the federal healthcare and financial regulation laws.
There’s also fear that labor-friendly policies emerging from the National Labor Relations Board and tax-reform legislation expected in 2012 will further hold back growth.
“With the Obama administration, it just seems to be relentless,” said David Rhoa, owner of a bulk-mailing facility based in Kalamazoo, Mich. “I’ve become accustomed to the fact