Carol Platt Liebau: Hillary's Coming for Small Business

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hillary's Coming for Small Business

Psst, small business owners. Hillary's coming for you with a plan to extend family leave requirements to businesses with only 25 employees -- and for states to "experiment" with requiring paid leave.

One needn't have ever run a business or met a payroll in order to understand the expenses and disruption such mandates would have on a small business. But Hillary's lack of experience with -- and even contempt for -- such everyday bread-and-butter concerns is showing, isn't it?

Back in the Hillarycare I days, she contemptuously declared, "I can't be responsible for every undercapitalized small business in America." It's tempting to speculate that her disdain for small business springs from the fact that it's enemy #1 for those who, like her, believe that government can manage the economy better than free men and women can. Small business owners are fiercely independent, and resistant to the rules and regulations so beloved by big government liberals because they see them "up close and personal," every day.

Given that big business can be coopted by government much more easily than small, perhaps it's not surprising that Hillary would excoriate the President for cutting funding for the Small Business Administration. After all, it's the best way for government to coopt the little guys like, too often, they do the big ones -- fostering dependence with handouts


Blogger Cliff said...

Had enough yet? Vote Republican in '08!

7:57 AM  

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