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Gary Shapiro's piece at American Spectator makes it perfectly clear: Business leaders around the country are overwhelmed by the president's anti-business policies and rhetoric, his wave of choking regulations, Obamacare, and how he divides America along class lines. And they are concerned that the re-election of President Obama will adversely affect the economy for the next four years.
The headline in the Hill said it all: "Romney's $106M Haul Stuns Dems." The fact is that Governor Romney is attracting a breadth and depth of supporters who are willing to dig deep into their personal pockets to support his candidacy. Why?
I don't think this is just my view. Recently, I was contacted by an editor of a major trade publication who asked me to write a pro-Romney piece she hoped would be countered by another business leader writing a pro-Obama piece. Later, she confessed that the effort collapsed because she could not identify one CEO who was willing to speak out on behalf of Obama.
Another public epiphany occurred in late June when I was interviewing Randy Fry, the CEO of Fry's Electronics, a strong, regional 36-store technology chain based on the West Coast. When I asked Fry about his expansion plan to develop new stores, he said it would depend on the November election. He said that if Obama was reelected, the economy would continue to stagnate and he would not expand. But if Romney was elected, he would hope to open more stores and in turn, create more jobs.
Four years ago, as the Wall Street Journal reported, members of my trade association supported the election of President Obama. Today, our industry, and I suspect many other industries, overwhelmingly support Governor Romney. So what has happened in the past four years?
Despite absurd claims that he has reduced federal spending since his first year record pace, Obama has greatly increased the size of government. His story has changed drastically from 2008, when he initially called the deficit left from President Bush "unpatriotic." But in the past four years, he has increased that deficit by $5 trillion. Channeling funds into the public sector does not add value to the economy nor does it create anything other than government jobs.
Next, Obama has suffocated businesses further by increasing red tape. A report released on March 13 by the Heritage Foundation details how 106 Obama administration rules have added $46 billion per year in new costs for Americans - exceeding the Bush-era comparable time period by four times the number of rules at more than five times the cost. More, hundreds of new rules are being actively considered. Every one of these is a huge cost on business and a jobs killer.Continue reading here.
If Americans really want the economy to improve ... shouldn't they be listening to what the job creators are telling them through their support of Romney? Business leaders got suckered into buying-in to his deceptive bill of goods back in 2008 ... but they're not letting themselves be fooled again, and neither should the rest of us if we care about the future of our country.