69% Of Small Business Owners Says Obama’s Policies Have Hurt Them…


Fifty-five percent of small business owners and manufacturers would not have started their businesses in today’s economy, according to a new poll that also reports 69 percent say President Obama’s regulatory policies have hurt their businesses.

“There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the American people,” said Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, which commissioned the poll along with the National Federation of Independent Businesses. “To fix this problem, we need immediate action on pro-growth tax and regulatory policies that put manufacturers in the United States in a position to compete and succeed in an ever-more competitive global economy.”

55 percent of small business owners would not start company today, blame Obama | WashingtonExaminer.com

Obama has nothing to show for his presidency except for disappointment and an weakening of America.


The NAM article linked in the Washington Examiner article:

Small Businesses and Manufacturers: Government a Barrier, Not a Help, to Economic Growth
Matthew Lavoie

The poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies (POS), surveyed 800 small business owners, manufacturers and decision-makers at small and medium-sized companies, with a majority (55 percent) saying the national economy is in a worse position compared to three years ago. Among the chief factors survey respondents cited were federal regulations, taxes, government spending and the cost of health insurance and energy.

Key survey findings include the following:

67 percent say there is too much uncertainty in the market today to expand, grow or hire new workers.
69 percent of small business owners and manufacturers say President Obama’s Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers.
55 percent say they would not start a business today given what they know now and in the current environment.
54 percent say other countries like China and India are more supportive of their small businesses and manufacturers than the United States.

“Manufacturers have told policymakers in Washington time and again that uncertainty and a negative business environment is turning the American Dream into a nightmare,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “The findings of this survey show that manufacturers and other small businesses have a starkly negative outlook for their future—with good reason. There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the American people. …"

NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner said, “… Yet, instead of smoothing the way, our government continues to erect more barriers to growth through burdensome regulations that increase costs for small businesses and all Americans. It’s time Washington started listening to America’s job creators and offered real solutions to help us back to prosperity.”

Comservatives predicted 4 years ago that this would come be if Pres. Obama were elected and did what he said he’d do; ditto even earlier for many states’ tax-spend-and-regulate policies. As pleasant as it might be to suggest that conservatives who predicted it are geniuses, the truth is that ECON 101 and ECON 102 grade stupid mistakes have fairly predictable consequences. What’s sad is that many in DC and various state capitals (e.g. Sacramento, Sacramento and Sacramento!) are full tax-and-spend and full regulate ahead.


I was not polled but I advise every young person who asks me if they should start a business right now to wait for a better business climate unless they can afford to lose their start up capital.


Little known fact: In 2010 Obama went to California to visit the tech pioneers. Those in attendance included Eric Schmidt, Mark Zuckerberg, and the late Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs yelled at Obama saying that, “your policies will kill us all!” (or something along those lines). He was talking about business policies.


“You’re headed for a one-term presidency,” he told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where “regulations and unnecessary costs” make it difficult for them.

Jobs also criticized America’s education system, saying it was “crippled by union work rules,” noted Isaacson. “Until the teachers’ unions were broken, there was almost no hope for education reform.” Jobs proposed allowing principals to hire and fire teachers based on merit, that schools stay open until 6 p.m. and that they be open 11 months a year.

Steve Jobs Biography Reveals He Told Obama, ‘You’re Headed For A One-Term Presidency’


Cavuto did a piece on a recent survey showing a majority of businesses will have to make big changes, including not offering insurance, with the coming Obamacare mandates and regulations.


Yup that’s what I was talking about thanks Conservative!