Top Concerns of Small Business? It's the Government, Stupid!

Bob Beauprez

2/3/2013 12:01:00 AM

 

Memo to the President:  In case just for a moment you really do wonder why businesses are not expanding, why their anxiety level is high, why the sense of uncertainty continues 43 months after the economic recovery supposedly began…just look in the mirror.  Not just for another opportunity for self-adoration, but for the root cause of our economic stagnation.

According to results of a newly released Gallup poll, the top five concerns of small business owners are healthcare costs, taxes, energy prices, regulation, and the debt ceiling – all that have increased significantly under the Obama administration.  Worse, if the President gets his way, all five of these business anxiety concerns are likely to go up even more during the second term.  

Here's what Gallup found: