Thursday, March 29, 2012

GOP Smacking Down Small Business Again

This poll neglected to mention the Republican influence. It will remember soon enough
For quite a few years I have been trying to make the case that the Republican Party is not pro-business, as many small business people believe. Small business owners comprise a significant force in Republicult politics and have for a very long time, but in recent years the screwing they've been taking would lead us all to believe that they would reconsider their loyalties.

The Bush Administration was close to being a nightmare for small business. The leaders of the Bushies were either big business people or marketing professionals. At one point, the SBA was giving so much money away to companies like IBM (hardly "small" by anybody's standard) that a great hew and cry went up from some small business organizations who have not had a history of complaining about GOP support.

Today's NYTimes has this piece outlining the shock and awe business is feeling toward the Republicult. Here's a quote from the story: 

Business groups that worked hard to install a Republican majority in the House equated Republican control with a business-friendly environment. But the majority is first and foremost a conservative political force, and on key issues, its ideology is not always aligned with commercial interests that helped finance election victories. 

“Free market is not always the same as pro-business,” said Barney Keller, spokesman for the conservative political action committee Club for Growth. 

To quote Pete Seeger: "When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?"

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