Neal Barton's POV

Still not helping business

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 7:47pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 2:59pm

I was in deep East Texas yesterday and asked a local business owner how things were going.

He told me he was hoping for things to pick up in the new year, and now was starting to get really concerned because they haven't

We've mentioned here before that business owners have been timid about hiring and buying items because they just don't know whee things are going in Washington.

Elections have consequences and since Republicans took over the House, the administration is starting to back down from the "we won, shut up" tactic they used about 2 years ago.

It's obvious that Richard Daly, the man who took over from Rham Immanuel, is leading the president in more of a moderate direction.

The president wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed today that some rules have placed "unreasonable burdens on business - burdens that have stifled innovation and have had a chilling effect on growth and jobs."

But, its reported despite president Obama's promise, the administration's legislative victories are producing dozens of new regulations on everything from credit card fees to health insurance premium increases, to the annoyance of the business community.

More confusion. This has to be straightened out right now.

But the main thing lawmakers are talking about now in D.C. is sitting together in the State of he Union speech.

They don't get it. 

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FYI it was William Daley, not his mayoral brother Richard "Little Dick "Daley who replaced Rahm Emanuel. The legacy of the Daley Democrat political family machine is to allow your party minions to graft as many taxpayers dollars as they can, but never do the leaders personally engage in the corruption. They just hold the power in perpetuity by allowing the worst political instincts to prevail. This will be the stability William Brings to D.C.-,I'm a former Chicagoan

The Republicans don't get it. They are being baited. People are eager to see them as the the bad guys. Democrats can be caught red-handed and no one gives it a second thought. But merely accuse a Republican, especially falsely, and the outrage against them pegs the meter. so now, if the don't play along, they will be called vile partisans. Remember, when Democrats did it, they called it standing on their principles.

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