76% of small-business owners view Obama's economic policies negatively. Will the economy ever significantly improve as long as Obama is in office?
Small Businesses Worried about Debt,
Obamacare, Says Chamber Study
cause for concern among small business owners.
many of this nation’s job creators completely disagree. Small business
are still nervous about hiring, and concerned about federal debt and
regulations (especially the administration’s health care law).
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s
(Q1), released on April 16, 83 percent of
small business owners think the U.S. economy is “off on the wrong
Seventy-six percent also disapprove of President Obama’s handling of the
economy, in contrast to the mainstream media. None of the three
evening news programs mentioned the survey that night.
The media have spun bad economic
or given it little
in order to shield the Obama
administration. NBC even used an outdated poll that showed Obama’s
approval ratings at 47
on Dec. 27, 2011, even though they had
dipped slightly in a newer poll.
A large majority, 73 percent, of the small business owners
said the business climate has “worsened” in the past two years. The same
said federal regulations on small businesses were “unreasonable.” In
reporters and anchors call
all the time: food regulation,
environmental regulation, financial regulation and more.
Of course, Obama’s mammoth health care law is probably the
biggest regulation passed under his presidency. The media have favored
Obamacare. After the Supreme Court took up the case regarding the
health insurance mandate, The New York Times headline read: “A
The Times quoted nine different people
who argued a defeat of Obamacare would hurt U.S. health care, and only
thought such a decision would be good.
Once again, the mainstream media take a very different view
than small business owners. A huge number, 72 percent, of those owners
with the statement: “The recent healthcare law makes it much harder for
business to hire more employees.”
What do small businesses say would help them right now?
Majorities said that more certainty would be beneficial. So would
getting “out of the way.”
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