Monday, November 05, 2012

Uncertainty, what uncertainty?

The last few days of this election season it is hard to see the forest for the trees. We have all wore out the mute button on our TV remotes because the political ads have driven us insane. How many times can you hear that so-and-so Republican beats baby seals with a club and such-and-such Democrat is liar? Anyway, for those undecideds out there consider this...

For three years on CNBC - the business news channel - a parade of CEO's and business titans have said the same thing over and over about the current administration. The President and his team have fostered a hostile posture towards business in general and created an atmosphere of uncertainty. The Uncertainty is particularly acute among our small businesses. Despite the rhetoric that they have given tax breaks and grants to small businesses (primarily in the green-energy field) the entrepreneur class is just barely hanging on, unable to expand, unable to grow and unable to hire. Why?

Could be this...

Business Owners Warn Of 4,100 New Regs And The Administration's Secrecy About Them

The nation's small business owners are warning of the effects of 4,100 new regulations and the administration's refusal to produce a legally-required report explaining them.

Every administration is legally required to publish a report each April and October in the Federal Register to inform Congress and the public of the administration's regulatory agenda and its potential economic impact. The requirement is part of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980.

The Obama administration has missed its second straight legal deadline for disclosing its regulatory plans and their economic impact to Congress and the American public. No previous administration has ever failed to produce the report even once

The article by Craig Bannister of details another act of lawlessness by this administration. Between this and Fast and Furious - the gun running scandal - and the President announcing which immigration laws he will and will not enforce this administration does exactly what it wants regardless of the law.

Small business in particular can't operate in this sort of environment when even the smallest decision may end up miscalculating the effect of some unknown regulation that could sink the entire business. This is exactly what the law is supposed to do - allow businesses to gauge the effect of regulation on their business plans. Essentially, ladies and gentlemen, the Obama administration isn't being straight with anyone on this and one has to wonder what they have up their sleeves should they be reelected.

They real question is where is the media on this? Where is the Republican leadership? Why is it up to Rep. Issa and Senator Inhofe to do the brow beating on this stuff over and over? Why is the Republican leadership rolling over and playing dead on everyone of these issues? Why are we hearing about this 1 day before the election?

For me it's just another in a long list of reasons to vote for Mitt and Paul.