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55 percent of small business owners would not start company today, blame Obama

There are 135 comments on the washingtonexaminer.com story from Sep 26, 2012, titled 55 percent of small business owners would not start company today, blame Obama. In it, washingtonexaminer.com reports that:

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.

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Smith Station Panthers

Smiths Station, AL

#104 Oct 29, 2012
lrony wrote:
Well, I do hope they are able to sell and not close.
This economy has caused several local longtime businesses to close around here.
It is terrible what has happened in this country, even many of the Democrats I know are growing tired of Obama.
I really hope Obama loses this election and our country can get back on track and start moving toward legitimate recovery.
We have had many business closings in the last three years here in East Alabama also. Most business people I know say they understand the economy will nose dive from time to time and they expect this but what has killed them is they never expected it to linger so long and not to have any signs of changing.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#105 Oct 29, 2012
Jim R Pickens wrote:
Obama is delivering on his promise of "fundamental change" in America
Not in my opinion... in my perspective Obama gas done little to noting that those of us who voted for him were led to expect as we entered 2009.

Obama does seem to me to be the same person he ever was, the person Mrs. Clinton tried to tell us was coming... the person who was basically a "community organizer", who usually voted "Present" rather than Yes or No... the person who might fumble if he gets that "call at 3am".

But yeah, I had some high expectations of what the next four years would be like back in 2009... and have seen virtually nothing from Obama, at least nothing I expected or felt we needed.

Will Obama win again? The race seems close, not just media manipulation but from a truly divided nation. As you know by now, my vote is going elsewhere, for whatever that's worth.

Last time I looked, though, the polls showed Romney with a slight lead... where he appears to be losing is in the Electorial College. The question now seems to be the same on as 2000... will the popular vote be honored, or, like the way George Bush came into office in that election, will the results of the Electorial College over ride the choice of the American voters?

Now that's where this gets interesting.

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Sloe Gin Fizz

Thomaston, GA

#107 Oct 29, 2012
Smith Station Panthers wrote:
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We have had many business closings in the last three years here in East Alabama also. Most business people I know say they understand the economy will nose dive from time to time and they expect this but what has killed them is they never expected it to linger so long and not to have any signs of changing.
It's happening all over man. Obama is BAD for business, especially small business.
That's enough reason for me to vote Romney.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#108 Oct 29, 2012
Smith Station Panthers wrote:
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We have had many business closings in the last three years here in East Alabama also. Most business people I know say they understand the economy will nose dive from time to time and they expect this but what has killed them is they never expected it to linger so long and not to have any signs of changing.
What irritates me about Obama is his stance of just pretty much seeming to ignore the problems in the economy to focus mostly on the "social" ills of the country.

We needed a strong leader unafraid to take chances, try something, pretty much anything to try to turn the sliding economy around... in four years I've seen little to nothing on that front from Obama.

FDR he is not.

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Frisbee

Renton, WA

#109 Oct 29, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
What irritates me about Obama is his stance of just pretty much seeming to ignore the problems in the economy to focus mostly on the "social" ills of the country.
Ignore the economy?
Recovery and Reinvestment Act?

Republicans have killed Jobs bills THREE times. Their leadership has declared that they will oppose ANYTHING that Obama supports. It's absolutely amazing that things are actually turning around when we're dealing with Republicans that would rather watch the house burn down so they can blame the president, instead of stepping up and helping put out the fire.
That's the big difference. Democrats are 'pussies' because they would rather compromise and help America while Republicans care more about making Democrats look bad than they do about the Country.
Frisbee

Renton, WA

#110 Oct 29, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
FDR he is not.
FDR didn't have to deal with Tea Party extremists, a Republican Congress, or the Fox News/WND/Breitbart/Will Dockery(zing!) lie machine.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#111 Oct 29, 2012
Frisbee wrote:
<quoted text>Ignore the economy?
Recovery and Reinvestment Act?
Republicans have killed Jobs bills THREE times. Their leadership has declared that they will oppose ANYTHING that Obama supports. It's absolutely amazing that things are actually turning around when we're dealing with Republicans that would rather watch the house burn down so they can blame the president, instead of stepping up and helping put out the fire.
That's the big difference. Democrats are 'pussies' because they would rather compromise and help America while Republicans care more about making Democrats look bad than they do about the Country.
I know about the blocked Jobs bills... but from my understanding even the Democrats voted against that, right?

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#112 Oct 29, 2012
Frisbee wrote:
<quoted text>FDR didn't have to deal with Tea Party extremists, a Republican Congress, or the Fox News/WND/Breitbart/Will Dockery(zing!) lie machine.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Obama have the ability to pretty much pass anything he wanted during the first couple of years, didn't the problems with the Republican Congress start in 2010?

FDR got moving immediately on trying to turn the Republican created Great Depression around, and if my memory serves me well the "tradition" of the First 90 Days began with his first term.

And I'm sure a few of the regulars here will get a chuckle at my new typecasting as part of the "Republican Lie Machine"!

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http://youtu.be/4rvCp_xzWH8
Frisbee

Renton, WA

#113 Oct 29, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Obama have the ability to pretty much pass anything he wanted during the first couple of years
That is why we have Obamacare and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. You know, that "little to nothing" you seem to overlook.
Will Dockery wrote:
And I'm sure a few of the regulars here will get a chuckle at my new typecasting as part of the "Republican Lie Machine"!
When you actively spread their propaganda, even one little piece, instead of the truth, what would you call it? The rest of the time, you are merely passively accepting huge shovels of their bullshit as fact.

To recap, you've moved off of the "3 am phone call" nonsense. You can see that the facts do not support "the economy isn't getting better" bullshit. It's pretty hard to claim he's "done nothing" when we've got health care, pulling out of wars, killed Osama, and we aren't in a full on depression.

I can bust these lies apart all day long.
Ask yourself this. What part of my "party line" isn't fact that I've backed up with reference? What lie have you caught me in?

All they've got (and all you keep repeating) are vague, unsupported, broad statements like "he just doesn't do anything" and "he just creates entitlement" that don't stand up to scrutiny.
Frisbee

Renton, WA

#114 Oct 29, 2012
Tired Of It wrote:
Obama ain't about business or corporations. He see them like a unending source of money to fund his redistribution plans.
It only took you two statements to contradict yourself. Which is it? He ain't about them, or he needs them to be successful to be an unending source of money?
You can't have it both ways.

By the way. The stock market hit bottom three months after the "anti-corporation, Anti-business, Socialist" president took office. It has since MORE THAN DOUBLED!!!!

Let us know when you're ready to accept FACTS and form consistent opinions.
D G Haynes

Thomaston, GA

#115 Oct 29, 2012
The democrat lie machine is running in high gear on the Columbus topix.
Obama so called jobs bills were shot down because they did nothing to create jobs, even the democrats in the house and senate could see that. That's why Obama's crap never passes.
The only way the healthcare bill passed was that it wasn't supposed to cost over one trillion dollars but now after it passed it is going to cost well over that.
You keeping telling your liberal lies to the ignorant up in Washington.
Frisbee

Renton, WA

#116 Oct 29, 2012
D G Haynes wrote:
That's why Obama's crap never passes.
The only way the healthcare bill passed
Couldn't even string two sentences together without contradicting yourself. There must be something in the water.

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#117 Oct 29, 2012
Frisbee wrote:
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That is why we have Obamacare and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. You know, that "little to nothing" you seem to overlook.
Has the "Obamacare" even started, and what exactly is this "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" supposed to be doing for us?

Not in "theory" but what results has any of this had?

Just humor me and give me some solid details on what any of these things are doing, right now... I know you sneer at someone like me who wants to actually /see/ some change rather than just being fed some abstract set of numbers, but that's me.

"Show, don't tell."

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“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#118 Oct 29, 2012
Frisbee wrote:
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You can see that the facts do not support "the economy isn't getting better"
Okay, as you read pages from your hymnal about pie in the sky, and hand me some data that /tells me/ the economy is getting better... I still look around and I don't see any of it.

That doesn't mean that it isn't there, I reckon, but until it hits where I'm at and I can see it, it hasn't really happened, and after four years I'd expect it to reach even where /we/ are, in the hinterlands.

This time last year I gave up on the Obama plan... which shouldn't have stopped the so-called progress, but a year later things look worse than they did then.

I do find that kind of interesting... and I look forward to your snappy answer, perhaps another insult will do the trick?

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Frisbee

Renton, WA

#119 Oct 29, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
Has the "Obamacare" even started, and what exactly is this "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" supposed to be doing for us?
http://www.healthcare.gov/law/timeline/
http://www.recovery.gov/About/Pages/The_Act.a...
Will Dockery wrote:
I know you sneer at someone like me who wants to actually /see/ some change rather than just being fed some abstract set of numbers, but that's me.
"Show, don't tell."
Quite the opposite. I applaud this attitude. Every time I show you some Facts supported by evidence, you change your mind. You recognize truth when you see it.
What I sneer at is making claims and statements that are wholly unsupported by Fact.
Frisbee

Renton, WA

#120 Oct 29, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
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Okay, as you read pages from your hymnal about pie in the sky, and hand me some data that /tells me/ the economy is getting better... I still look around and I don't see any of it.
It's on the other thread, you're shotgunning the cut-and-paste. http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#121 Oct 29, 2012
Frisbee wrote:
<quoted text>Couldn't even string two sentences together without contradicting yourself. There must be something in the water.
Heh... Google "Chattahoochee" + "pollution" and see what comes up.

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#122 Oct 29, 2012
Frisbee wrote:
<quoted text>It's on the other thread, you're shotgunning the cut-and-paste. http://www.topix.com/forum/city/columbus-ga/T...
No, I mean I look around and I'm not seeing any real improvements... but of course that could just be the singer-songwriter crowd I run around with, some of whom I suspect haven't had jobs since maybe the 1990s.

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“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#123 Oct 29, 2012
Frisbee wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.healthcare.gov/law/timeline/
http://www.recovery.gov/About/Pages/The_Act.a...
<quoted text>Quite the opposite. I applaud this attitude. Every time I show you some Facts supported by evidence, you change your mind. You recognize truth when you see it.
What I sneer at is making claims and statements that are wholly unsupported by Fact.
Well, I really am pleased to see Obama's not doing as poorly as he appears from my limited view down here in the twilight zone of the redneck/beatnik hinterlands.

As the regulars here know, I spent a number of years defending Obama, of really wanting him to live up to his promises, and finally gave up on him about a year ago.

I'll be following your links and rethinking the events of the last four years a bit.

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Music & poetry of Will Dockery:
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Frisbee

Renton, WA

#124 Oct 29, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
Heh... Google "Chattahoochee" + "pollution" and see what comes up.
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Will Dockery wrote:
No, I mean I look around and I'm not seeing any real improvements... but of course that could just be the singer-songwriter crowd I run around with, some of whom I suspect haven't had jobs since maybe the 1990s.
Realistically, people who qualify for LifeLine phones aren't going to be on the tip of the recovery spear.
Will Dockery wrote:
Well, I really am pleased to see Obama's not doing as poorly as he appears from my limited view down here in the twilight zone of the redneck/beatnik hinterlands.
DING!DING!DING! That's how it works. The machine wears you down. If they repeat something enough times in the echo chamber, it 'becomes''truth'.
Will Dockery wrote:
Obama, of really wanting him to live up to his promises
Which promises are you speaking of? You speak of it not being what you expected. What did you expect?

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