A whopping majority of small businesses are feeling gloomy if not completely doom-y about the economy, reports The Daily Caller
In a survey
carried out by the US Chamber of Commerce, 82% of companies officially defined as "small" felt the country was on the wrong track, and 54% expected economic conditions to deteriorate in the next two years.
As for the landmark healthcare bill pushed by the President in his first term, three quarters of businesses polled expect Obamacare to increase their costs, with nearly as many saying it will make hiring more difficult.
"Only 5% reported [Obamacare] would make health care coverage more affordable," writes DC
's Betsi Fores. "While the Obama administration continues to tout tax breaks and hiring incentives for small business, business owners are crying for something else: more policy certainty, not more assistance, from Washington."
Via The Daily Caller