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Obama: We Must Tax & Spend Our Way To Prosperity

Robin311 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 10:52 AM
Has anyone else talked to an entrepreneurs since the election? I got a chance to talk to a few yesterday. They had been hoping that if Romney was elected, it might bring about changes in the kinds of policies that are being put into place at a federal level and generate a more business-friendly environment. Yesterday, they were the most discouraged bunch of folks I've ever seen in a good while. No way they are going to consider starting up their businesses now. Not a chance. Lots of damage being done already.
Drifter33 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 10:58 AM
My sister's biz went belly up last year--it didn't even make it this far. A friend's very small biz is teetering already.

My coworker's mom and two sisters received "pink slips" this past week.

Anyone lucky enough to hold a job right now should be thankful--and praying.
Robin311 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 10:53 AM
Useless to talk to Liberals about it. They're too far gone in the mindset that free-market capitalism and the private sector are "evil". They wouldn't understand that for a lot of folks its about developing a product/service that can be marketed...the challenges of it, and taking on those challenges.
Hardrock Lausanne Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 11:05 AM
Many of the liberals I no do not think that the free market is "evil" (they're not that dramatic), but they do think that the market has been given far too much regulation-free leeway the past 12 years and simply feel that things should be managed a bit tighter. Besides, liberals are business owners too.
Hardrock Lausanne Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 11:15 AM
I appreciate your thoughtful, adult contribution to the conversation. Thank you for your interest.