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2012-09-27 12:35:32 PM
I've run a small business since 1999. No one I've spoken to who complains about Obama's excessive government regulation could name even a single one: its all DERP from FW FW FW emails with crazy titles like Obama Regulates Farm Dirt.

The only change I know of is a new regulation to report 1099 payments, which my accountant charges an extra $20/year or so to handle, and that's worth it if it cuts down on tax cheating.
 
2012-09-27 12:37:29 PM
This is why they have to elect Romney.

There is a lot of pent up demand right now, yearning to be released, and they want a Republican president positioned to take advantage of it.
 
2012-09-27 12:39:36 PM
The Washington Examiner -- making the Washington Times seem balanced and derp-free.

/they give them out for free at the Metro stations, but I've never seen anyone actually read one.
 
2012-09-27 12:40:12 PM

WI241TH: But, I did find a job. Thanks Obama!


Me too! Thanks Obama!
 
2012-09-27 12:41:47 PM
Actually, I *did* find a job, and I would have been voting for it regardless.
 
2012-09-27 12:42:00 PM
fta "There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the American people,"

Here, ya flippin' whiner, since you don't already have a pair

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2012-09-27 12:42:33 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: sammyk: This will probably get greened so I'll save you the trouble.

Blah blah blah, uncetainty, blah derp blah, over regulation, herpaderp, Obama bad, derp derp derp.

No citations, no facts, no examples of oppressive policy.

Perhaps this would blow your skirt up.

I seriously doubt it though.

The U.S. economy has slowed substantially in recent months. Many commentators argue that uncertainty about future economic conditions has been an important factor behind the tepid recovery. According to a recent New York Times article, "A rising number of manufacturers are canceling new investments and putting off new hires because they fear paralysis in Washington will force hundreds of billions in tax increases and budget cuts in January, undermining economic growth."


Wait, budget cuts are bad for economic growth now. But the GOP/Tea Party told me otherwise.

However, evidence supporting this view is scant. In a 2011 Wall Street Journal interview, University of Chicago economist Robert E. Lucas, Jr., said he had "plenty of suspicion, but little evidence" that uncertainty was holding back the recovery.

*scoffs*

You know how those Chicago school libs can be.
 
2012-09-27 12:43:05 PM
"uncertainty"

"We can't do anything but it's unclear whether we'll make $90 million or $95 million in net profits in 2013!!"

/if you can't accept uncertainty and risk, then you shouldn't be in business.
 
2012-09-27 12:43:28 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: [i595.photobucket.com image 165x190]


How dare you make light of what is clearly his "Blue Steel" expression.
 
kab
2012-09-27 12:44:36 PM
The poll reports another ominous statistic for job creation: "67 percent say there is too much uncertainty in the market today to expand, grow or hire new workers." Why? Because "President Obama's Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers," according to 69 percent of the business owners surveyed.

It couldn't possibly be because demand is down, because more people are unemployed, because companies who were employing large numbers of people cut jobs for the benefit of shareholders (which starts the decreasing demand cycle again) could it?

Americans are their own worst enemy when it comes to economic matters, but want to desperately point the finger at anyone but themselves.
 
2012-09-27 12:45:07 PM

sammyk: Dancin_In_Anson: sammyk: This will probably get greened so I'll save you the trouble.

Blah blah blah, uncetainty, blah derp blah, over regulation, herpaderp, Obama bad, derp derp derp.

No citations, no facts, no examples of oppressive policy.

Perhaps this would blow your skirt up.

I seriously doubt it though.

Those types of surveys really don't surprise me. I just don't see how you can point the finger at Obama. Four years ago almost to the day the world experienced a global economic crash that was unprecedented and will go down in the history books. We still have not recovered and demand has not caught up with what the world can supply. On top of that here in the U.S. we are in the middle of a presidential election. Every single presidential election that I can remember has caused a slight downturn. This is a rational economic response. Not just because we may or may not have a new president. But also because the balance of power in congress will always change.

Ignoring these economic conditions and herping the derp about non specified fairy tail job killing regulations is farking retarded.


The cause is simple: business owners aren't immune to the right-wing reality bubble.
 
2012-09-27 12:45:29 PM

sweetmelissa31: downstairs: It is actually. The fact that its impossible to get credit after being farked by situations outside of our control makes it so. But I'm not dumb enough to blame one single branch of government, and certainly not one single man (Obama).

I don't know if you understand. It is a dark time. A very black, dark, chocolate covered time.


You see, the joke is that President Obama is African American, or "black"
 
2012-09-27 12:45:30 PM

cameroncrazy1984: EnviroDude: the guy that is going to implement trillions in tax increases to pay for bad policies isn't going to help small business at all either.

Which policies?


You know, really bad ones. I mean... um... look, just vote for Romney, okay? Gosh.
 
2012-09-27 12:45:42 PM

I_C_Weener: I'm pretty sure the uncertainty is on who has a chance to win, and that whole EUROPE IS COLLAPSING thing going on over there.

In other words, no matter who gets in, and no matter whether their policies are growth related via tax reduction, or safety net continuing under stimulus cubed, the collapse of Europe's economy is going to hurt the U.S.


*scoffs*

That's too simple to be the correct answer. The REAL correct answer is because there are lots and lots of pages of regulations like our friend DIA suggested.
 
2012-09-27 12:46:47 PM
Does the company owned by this Mom and Pop still qualify as a "small business?" If so, fark yourself.


If you owne one of those businesses, or feel like that 55% of "small business" owners, I beg you please, go Galt. Leave for sunny Somalia or Saudi Arabia and watch us do a lot better without you.
 
2012-09-27 12:46:53 PM
Another dispatch from an alternate reality, where a recession that started during a Republican president's 7th year in office, after he passed two massive tax breaks for the rich that were supposed to "create jobs" that FAILED COMPLETELY, after DE-regulation, not regulation, led to financial collapse, and the tax breaks and two bloated wars turned a SURPLUS into MASSIVE DEBT... the Republican Retard Brigade is still saying "it's the black dude's fault."

Fark off and die. Seriously.
 
2012-09-27 12:46:59 PM
OK, I see that small businesses are not the only ones not hiring. Neither are newspapers. They're outsourcing articles to India.

Paragraph one: States small businesses would not start their business today, blames Obama and regulation.
Paragraph two: Quotes businessman saying there is too much uncertainty and too many regulations.
Paragraph three: States small businesses would not start their business today, blames Obama regulations.
Paragraph four: Bullet chart showing statistics: There is too much uncertainty, too many regulations, blames Obama.
Paragraph five: Quotes another businessman saying there is too much regulation.

I can understand good reporting, I can understand biased reporting. I can even understand bad reporting. This isn't reporting. This is a high-school journalism essay whose author thought that saying the same thing five different ways was the same as reporting the news.
 
2012-09-27 12:47:42 PM
when business succeeds...its their own power that did it...

when they fail....its the fault of the Government...totally...never in anyway shape or form market forces or piss poor business plan.

when they don't even START A NEW BUSINESS thats Obamas fault Now?

you know I've been meaning to become a millionaire cowboy astronaut...but can't because Obama...RIIIIGHT.
 
2012-09-27 12:47:50 PM

EyeballKid: Does the company owned by this Mom and Pop still qualify as a "small business?" If so, fark yourself.


If you owne one of those businesses, or feel like that 55% of "small business" owners, I beg you please, go Galt. Leave for sunny Somalia or Saudi Arabia and watch us do a lot better without you.

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The pic didn't get in the first time, I got lazy, it's Obama's fault.
 
2012-09-27 12:48:12 PM

sammyk: This will probably get greened so I'll save you the trouble.

Blah blah blah, uncetainty, blah derp blah, over regulation, herpaderp, Obama bad, derp derp derp.

No citations, no facts, no examples of oppressive policy.


Wow. You're good. Throw in 'written by author with extremely punchable face' and you would have gone 10/10.
 
2012-09-27 12:48:47 PM
I'm farking sick and tired of seeing these campaign ads claiming "Obama's job killing regulations are hurting us small businesses" when they never say just what regulations they're talking about. Romney says the same thing; state campaigns are saying the same thing; even the Super-Pac ads are saying it, but they never tell you what they are talking about.

I'm thinking "job killing regulations" is a dog whistle for "Obamacare" as well as minimum wage and non-discrimination laws. It's fairly clear the GOP wants us to go back to the days of sweatshops, child labor and company towns; what better way to do so than to abolish OSHA, gut EPA, let corporations pay whatever pittance the serfs will accept and put them all to work!
 
2012-09-27 12:49:04 PM
Found a great job last year after being laid off during the Bush crash. I was able to squeak by until the slow hire began again thanks to unemployment insurance, so now I know just how important that safety net can be. In Jan 2010, I found temporary work as a company, my hire being funded by the ARRA. While at this foundry, I learned why OSHA is also pretty farking important. So that stays.

And now even though it took a lot of hard work and some creative budgeting, I've got an excellent job in helping to get this company's facilities properly upgraded and the staff properly trained to run Aerospace work. (Which has revealed to me the importance of public education as it relates to our current manufacturing industry.)

Meanwhile, I watched the GOP purposely sabotage legislation that helped me survive and get back on my feet to the point where I could do for myself again, as I have finally come to be again.

The current GOP has lost me and probably others my age for a long time.
 
2012-09-27 12:49:24 PM

Lando Lincoln: My company is owned by Bain. Ask the many, many people that got fired from my company after Bain took over what they think a Romney Presidency would be like. Ask the IT people that were let go and replaced with Indian workers. Ask the drivers that were told that they were being outsourced and they could apply for jobs at the new outsourcing company for half pay and no benefits, and then none of them got hired anyway.

And Romney wants to run America like one of his companies?

That's farking terrifying to me.


Come on, he's just going to downsize a little. Mississippi and Alabama aren't pulling their own weight, and California is too unionized to be profitable. And quite frankly, Kentucky depends a bit too much on alcoholic spirits for his Mormon sensibilities.
 
2012-09-27 12:49:34 PM

WI241TH: But, I did find a job. Thanks Obama!


me too! and at $16K a year more than the one I was laid off from! (not counting the 3 raisies I've gotten since, now it's more like $20K more than the job I lost in '09)

and I bought a house!

Damn you Obama, for helping me become more successful!
 
2012-09-27 12:49:39 PM

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That is an incredibly punch-able face.
 
2012-09-27 12:49:40 PM
And I will do so gladly. People who refuse to open a business because a ni... Democrat is in office are the type of people whom I wouldn't want to work for or patronize anyway.
 
2012-09-27 12:49:49 PM
Thank you, Sir, May I have another?
 
2012-09-27 12:50:10 PM

Bendal: I'm farking sick and tired of seeing these campaign ads claiming "Obama's job killing regulations are hurting us small businesses" when they never say just what regulations they're talking about. Romney says the same thing; state campaigns are saying the same thing; even the Super-Pac ads are saying it, but they never tell you what they are talking about.

I'm thinking "job killing regulations" is a dog whistle for "Obamacare" as well as minimum wage and non-discrimination laws. It's fairly clear the GOP wants us to go back to the days of sweatshops, child labor and company towns; what better way to do so than to abolish OSHA, gut EPA, let corporations pay whatever pittance the serfs will accept and put them all to work!


That one and the ads with Bibi down here in Florida are pissing us off.

The US is not meant to be Israel's errand boy and is not meant to fight its battles for them.
 
2012-09-27 12:50:47 PM

cameroncrazy1984: EnviroDude: the guy that is going to implement trillions in tax increases to pay for bad policies isn't going to help small business at all either.

Which policies?


I'm going to assume he means the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush tax cuts, our grotesque military budget, decades of idiotic "supply-side" economics in general...Y'know, the things that are, by far, the biggest contributors to our debt and shrinking middle class.

Oh, wait, it's EnviroPhil. Obviously, Obama is going to raise taxes just to pay his ACORN and NPR and Black Panther and Union Thug buddies.
 
2012-09-27 12:50:49 PM

downstairs: sweetmelissa31: downstairs: It is actually. The fact that its impossible to get credit after being farked by situations outside of our control makes it so. But I'm not dumb enough to blame one single branch of government, and certainly not one single man (Obama).

I don't know if you understand. It is a dark time. A very black, dark, chocolate covered time.


Well my business is based in The Chocolate CityTM


Thats impossable. Everybody knows that New Orleans was abandoned after the flood to the lawless and the swamp mutants!
What is this so called "buisness"? Selling skin moisteriser to swamp mutants?
 
2012-09-27 12:50:54 PM
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"I still ain't a plumber, and I still ain't paid my taxes. It's obviously Obama's fault!"
 
2012-09-27 12:51:04 PM
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2012-09-27 12:51:20 PM

Pro Zack: Thank you, Sir, May I have another?


You do appear to like being beaten with logic.
 
2012-09-27 12:51:27 PM
Uncertainty holds back investment, so vote for the guy who refuses to explain exactly how he plans restructure the tax code and fix the economy, just that he will and it will solve everything?
 
2012-09-27 12:52:13 PM

Headso: Middle class and poor people need money or small businesses won't have clients, end of story.


Henry Ford figured that one out. If you keep all the profits for the owners and the bankers then the only people who can afford your products are owners and bankers, and that doesn't work when you want to increase sales.

Although I suspect his high wages came about from anti-semitism in a roundabout manner.
 
2012-09-27 12:52:22 PM
•69 percent of small business owners and manufacturers say President Obama's Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers.

Strangely enough, that is the same percentage of small business owners who cannot provide a single example of regulation enacted by Obama that has reduced the profitability of their business by a single dollar.
 
2012-09-27 12:52:28 PM
You know why I won't start a small business and "create jobs"? Because I would lose health insurance. I am tied to an inefficient position because I need the insurance, and the status quo does nothing to control costs so that I could afford premiums or out-of-pocket expenses during the lean times when I'm starting up a business.
 
2012-09-27 12:53:07 PM
And small businesses are what drive the economy.

You know, except for the fact that they don't.
 
2012-09-27 12:53:09 PM

Cerebral Knievel: downstairs: sweetmelissa31: downstairs: It is actually. The fact that its impossible to get credit after being farked by situations outside of our control makes it so. But I'm not dumb enough to blame one single branch of government, and certainly not one single man (Obama).

I don't know if you understand. It is a dark time. A very black, dark, chocolate covered time.


Well my business is based in The Chocolate CityTM

Thats impossable. Everybody knows that New Orleans was abandoned after the flood to the lawless and the swamp mutants!
What is this so called "buisness"? Selling skin moisteriser to swamp mutants?


Great, now all I can think of is swamp mutants flashing their swamp mutant breasts on Bourbon Street.
 
2012-09-27 12:53:10 PM
Because "President Obama's Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers

Anyone have any of these "regulations" that they can list? I can't think of any...

On topic:
I have a friend. Very smart, has his Master's in physics, has been working in the mining industry since he was in high school, working in the labs and such. He is NOT voting for Obama, says that his anti-mining stance is driving the industry to ruin. I have looked and looked for specific attacks on the mining industry by Obama, and the closest I can find is that by daring to say that coal is a dirty fuel and we need to get away from it, he is 'brutally attacking the coal industry'. That's it. I can't find anything else. My very smart friend is in the copper mining industry, not coal, and will not ever be transitioning, yet he is sure that copper mining is under attack, and it has only started in the last 3 1/2 years.

In reality, copper was pretty much shut down until just a few years ago, the surpluses far outweighed the need, and most mines were already shut down. They've been reopening for the last few years, but he's sure he is being attacked. I don't get it. Like I said, he's smart as hell, and (usually) smart politically, but he is so out there on this one that I don't even talk to him about political stuff anymore.

Good news is that at least he's not a Romney supporter. He's voting in Gary Johnson, sure it's a "wasted" vote, but IMHO, voting your heart is far more important than voting straight Party, or anything similar.
 
2012-09-27 12:54:06 PM
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Yes lets go back to the "business friendly" policies that were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month.
 
2012-09-27 12:54:13 PM

sweetmelissa31: [i194.photobucket.com image 220x153]

Dear President Romney,

In this dark economic time, I am not comfortable with starting a small business. Once you are sworn into office, I have plans to start a small potato manufacturing operation which will generate potato dollars in revenue every year.

Love,
Torg


sweetmelissa31, dear, could you please hand me a towel so I may wipe the Pepsi off my monitor?
 
2012-09-27 12:57:12 PM
I had a friend who was telling me how government costs and regulation from people starting business. I asked him "Like which one's? Tell me which one's you are referring to exactly?"

Guess what his answer was?

He didn't know of any specifically. He couldn't name one. I have started about 3 businesses in my life, him? NONE. but he was lecturing me on stupid talking points that he actually had no knowledge of.

Normal GOP BS talking points.
 
2012-09-27 12:57:15 PM
Anyway thanks for all the fart-killing fartulatations, president fart :(
 
2012-09-27 12:57:58 PM

Nuclear Monk: Doctor Funkenstein: [i595.photobucket.com image 165x190]

How dare you make light of what is clearly his "Blue Steel" expression.


Actually, that one is "Magnum".

Are we going to hear specifically which regulations are job-killing? Anyone? Bueller?
 
2012-09-27 12:58:36 PM
what a punchable face....

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...In fact, it looks like somebody already punched him in the mouth.
 
2012-09-27 12:58:46 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: [imageshack.us image 660x393]


my god man...it's, it's beautiful.

nice work!
 
2012-09-27 12:59:28 PM

WI241TH: But, I did find a job. Thanks Obama!


I didn't find one in the past 4 years, but the one I had included 2 promotions and a 30% increase in salary. Thanks a lot, Fartbumner!
 
2012-09-27 12:59:35 PM

Grungehamster: Uncertainty holds back investment, so vote for the guy who refuses to explain exactly how he plans restructure the tax code and fix the economy, just that he will and it will solve everything?


They are CERTAIN it will solve everything!
 
2012-09-27 01:00:20 PM

WI241TH: But, I did find a job. Thanks Obama!


Me too, specifically because of Obama's push for electronic health records.
 
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