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Top Concerns of Small Business? It’s the Government, Stupid!

February 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Memo to the President: In case just for a moment you really do wonder why businesses are not expanding, why their anxiety level is high, why the sense of uncertainty continues 43 months after the economic recovery supposedly began…just look in the mirror. Not just for another opportunity for self-adoration, but for the root cause of our economic stagnation.

According to results of a newly released Gallup poll, the top five concerns of small business owners are healthcare costs, taxes, energy prices, regulation, and the debt ceiling – all that have increased significantly under the Obama administration. Worse, if the President gets his way, all five of these business anxiety concerns are likely to go up even more during the second term.

Here’s what Gallup found:…..

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Gunny G: WHAT “THE FOLKS” ARE SAYING: They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children

November 24, 2012 1 comment

They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children

Economic Collapse ^ | 20 November 2012 | Michael

Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 9:59:49 AM by Lorianne

They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children……

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25 Questions about What the Hell has Happened to America – John Hawkins – Page 1

September 4, 2012 Leave a comment

 

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1) ….Educated people become so unfamiliar with small business that they began to believe that a company will practically build itself as long as the government provides roads, street signs, and police?

 

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Georgia business owner: ‘We are not hiring until Obama is gone’

November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Georgia business owner: ‘We are not hiring until Obama is gone’

Examiner ^ | 11/23/11 | Joe Newby ,

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 5:34:32 PM by Track9

Business owner scrutinized by Secret Service.

Thanks to Obama’s economic policies, a west Georgia business owner says he isn’t hiring until the current President is gone.

Jon Shirek of News Channel 11 writes that Bill Looman of U.S. Cranes, LLC, is causing controversy over signs he posted on his company’s trucks.

“New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone,” the signs read.

“Can’t afford it,” Looman said Tuesday.

“I’ve got people that I want to hire now, but I just can’t afford it. And I don’t foresee that I’ll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C.,” he added.

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Guess How Much Money Angry Customers Moved Out Of Banks In Support Of Bank Transfer Day

November 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Guess How Much Money Angry Customers Moved Out Of Banks In Support Of Bank Transfer Day

Business Insider ^ | 11/07/2011 | Linette Lopez

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 10:14:29 AM by SeekAndFind

The found of Bank Transfer day has claimed has claimed that the whole “day” was misunderstood.

The idea was never to have a massive one day move from big banks to credit unions, but rather for the day, November 5, to be the deadline of a broader movement.

It turns out that the movement actually had some heft behind it…

According to ABC News, In October alone Credit Unions around the country gained 650,000 new customers and $4.5 billion were moved out of major banks.

That is obviously a sliver of total bank deposits, but banks have been sent a clear measure.

You can check out the report here, and you’ll see what is the most important point…. The report briefly profiles David Meinert, a Seattle small business owner who, after being denied another line of credit, moved $3 million out of Chase and Bank of America and into a local credit union.

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Stand up to the American Jobs Act ‘Right Away!’

September 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Stand up to the American Jobs Act ‘Right Away!’

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Stand up to the American Jobs Act ‘Right Away!’

AmberPawlik.com ^ | 9/09/11 | Amber Pawlik

Posted on Friday, September 09, 2011 8:49:18 AM by Rebam98

“Let’s call American Jobs Act for what it is: wealth redistribution.”

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Executive truth-tellers about Obama’s disastrous policies

July 21, 2011 1 comment

Two billionaire magnates, the founds of huge successful enterprises, have dramatically spoken out against President Obama’s management of the economy. They have been joined in criticizing the president by several CEOs of big companies. Normally, the heads of huge enterprises are cautious about offending presidents, but the magnitude of the disaster apparently has caused these men to speak truth to power.

Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus did not mince words speaking with Investor’s Business Daily:

Having built a small business into a big one, I can tell you that today the impediments that the government imposes are impossible to deal with. Home Depot would never have succeeded if we’d tried to start it today. Every day you see rules and regulations from a group of Washington bureaucrats who know nothing about running a business. And I mean every day. It’s become stifling.

If you’re a small businessman, the only way to deal with it is to work harder, put in more hours, and let people go. When you consider that something like 70% of the American people work for small businesses, you are talking about a big economic impact.

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[Obama has] never really worked a day outside the political or legal area. He doesn’t know how to make a payroll, he doesn’t understand the problems businesses face. I would try to explain that the plight of the busi nessman is very reactive to Washington. As Washington piles on regulations and mandates, the impact is tremendous. I don’t think he’s a bad guy. I just think he has no knowledge of this.

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As The Obamas And The Ultra-Wealthy Live The High Life Most Americans Are Going Through Economic Hell

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Barack Obama recently made the following statement to American families that are struggling to survive in this economy: “If you’re a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner, or you might put off a vacation.” A few days after making that statement Obama sent his wife and children off on yet another vacation, this time to a luxury ski hotel in Vail, Colorado. But the Obamas are not the only ones enjoying the high life. Wealthy corporate executives and greedy Wall Street fatcats insist that profit margins are too tight to hire more American workers, and yet sales of luxury cars, private jets and vacation homes are soaring. Meanwhile, most American families are going through economic hell right now. In 2010, more Americans than ever before were living below the poverty line. Over 4 million Americans have been unemployed for more than a year, and over 5 million Americans are at least two months behind on their mortgage payments. As the Obamas and wealthy corporate executives jet off to fancy ski resorts, half of all American workers are earning $505 or lessper week and 55 percent of American families are living paycheck to paycheck.

Something is very wrong with this picture…………………….

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The Black Market by Harris Kupperman

October 2, 2010 Leave a comment

A few years back, on a trip to some Third World nation, I remember asking a successful businessman why more small businesses are not public. His response was sublime. “I keep two sets of books – one for the government and a real one for myself.

I am not showing anyone the real books. If I have shareholders, what will I show them? I will never get fair value for my business if I show them the fake numbers.” Welcome to the black market.Let’s face it, no one enjoys paying taxes.

In many countries, you have a bifurcation. Large companies can use their clout with the government to get special exemptions from various taxes and regulations. As long as the campaign contribution is smaller than the tax, most companies pay it. Smaller companies are less fortunate. They cannot afford protection and so they chose to operate more in the shadows.

They do not report certain income and they over-report expenses. In some countries, this is so prevalent that it has become an “accepted” practice.In many countries, avoiding taxes and stupid regulations is just part of doing business. How can you blame them? The danger is that this limits the ability of these companies to access the capital markets for debt and particularly for equity funding.

Without growth capital, there is no growth in your economy. Even worse, many of these companies take their unreported profits and deposit them in overseas banks out of the reach of the taxing authority – which further stymies growth. No country wants to create a black market – it forms naturally out of desperation because of bad governance.

Businessmen rarely want to do business in the shadows as there are hidden costs to this sort of business – however, sometimes they have no choice.

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The Reagan Libertarian Contract with America

September 24, 2010 1 comment

A Detailed and Specific Plan to Save the U.S. Economy

“If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.” — Ronald Reagan

I am a proud Reagan Libertarian. Ronald Reagan turned the worst economic slump since the Great Depression into the greatest economic turnaround and expansion in world history with one simple stroke of genius — the largest tax cut in U.S. history ultimately reducing top marginal tax rates from 70% down to 28%.

That tax cut benefited and motivated the groups that produce virtually all of the jobs and tax revenues in Americasmall business owners and taxpayers.

These are the very groups that President Obama chooses to punish, instead of reward.

Obama redistributes money from taxpayers and small business owners to his voters — who create virtually nothing, pay almost no taxes, create no jobs, and ask for handouts and entitlements from cradle to grave.

In short, Obama’s voters are bankrupting this once great country. This is precisely why the U.S. economy has fallen off a cliff. We are staring at the abyss — economic Armageddon, chronic massive unemployment, and worldwide depression.

It is time for dramatic measures to stave off disaster, deficit, debt and depression.

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Who Put Bill Gates In Charge of the World?

September 16, 2010 Leave a comment

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Anyone who takes the time to properly research the origins of the “population control” movement will come to understand that the Rockefeller-Turner-Gates agenda for drastic population reduction, which is now clearly manifesting itself through real environmental crises like chemtrails, genetically modified food, tainted vaccines and other skyrocketing diseases such as cancer, has its origins in the age-old malevolent elitist agenda to cull the human “chattel” as one would do to rodents or any other species deemed a nuisance by the central planning authorities.

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UPS and Homeland Security

September 14, 2010 1 comment

I own a small business. About two hours ago, a woman came through the door marked NO ADMITTANCE EMPLOYEES ONLY and started talking to one of the guys, asking questions about the business.

He tried to point out to her that she had just walked through a door that was pretty clearly marked as for employees only and she waved that off and produced a business card that said she was a UPS Representative.

The guy said, so does that mean you work here?Some of our guys have an attitude, you see. I don’t know where they get it, it’s a warehouse and they are guys, so I let it go, even though I am always perfectly civil.Anyway, she starts to explain that she is here by request of Homeland Security and is doing a checkup on our business because we do a lot of shipping. The guy calls me and says I should come downstairs.

Just as I am coming down the stairs, I hear her saying that if we don’t fill out the forms that she is waving around, we could have our shipping interrupted as soon as tomorrow. I stepped in and told her I would take care of it, leave the forms with me. She said no, she would wait until I filled them out. I told her that would be right around the time that hell froze over.

OK, that was not perfectly civil, but I don’t like it when people are abusing me and my right to privacy.See, I said, you don’t walk, unannounced, into MY company and tell me I might be out of business the following day without notice and without explanation and your only authority for this is that you have a UPS business card … and that she would have to leave.I called my UPS Agent and she said that yes, there was some “auditing” of businesses going on, but that it was not necessary to fill out the forms, it was a cooperative effort they were engaged in with DHS.

The woman was just trying to do her job, but no, it didn’t have to be filled out on the spot and no, she had no authority or reason to say our shipping would be interrupted. She was embarrassed, I think.I told her thanks and hung up the phone.

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