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Equal Opportunity Destroyers: Politicians Of All Types Damage Small Business America

D G Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 3:26 PM
Postage costs went up significantly today for mailing packages. Not good for small business. Also, a 4% surcharge on credit card purchases goes into effect today. Not good for small businesses. It's so wonderful to have the government looking out for us! :)

It’s not just an out-of-control IRS or EPA. And it’s not merely the punitive demands and restraints of the new federal healthcare law.

American enterprise is being stifled and squelched by state and local governments, in ways that most Americans don’t even see. With increasing propensity, elected officials nationwide are at times suffocating private businesses with regulations, and at other times competing directly against them – and it happens among both Democrats and Republicans.

A striking reminder of this emerged last week, when it was reported that Democrat San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was contemplating some sort of “ban” on alcohol...