ScaupHunter wrote:A lot of factors have played into this issues. Obama and his socialist policies are just the Coup de Grace. He and his cronies don't like small business. It is uncontrollable and gives people independence from the Government. It doesn't give big money to the election funds, and tends to lean right in politics. Small business almost always wants less regulation, lower taxes, and smaller governments.
Quite frankly I believe progressive liberals see it as an enemy to be conquered.
It is the embodiment of freedom. Who is more free than a successful small businessman? He controls his economic life unlike an employee. Nobody tells him what to do or when to do it unlike an employee. Who does he answer to? No one. He can at any point just close up shop for any reason unlike a public corporation? Only he decides whether he obeys the law or disregards the law.
Plus the shear numbers of it. If you want to fundamentally transform a nation of 310,000,000+, it is not possible to do it one at a time. You have to lump them in a manageable number of units. Walmart has 2,000,000 employees and when you include dependents, this size results in manageable number of units instead of 200,000 business with 10 employees. You have that an then one nut like the Bundy rancher, look at the monkey ranch that throws in your fundamental transformation. What happens if there are 1,000 of them?
Of course the progressives, modern liberals, leftists, whatever they call themselves will truthfully say they believe in freedom. They just believe in order more. Freedom is chaotic. Small business is chaotic. You cannot have order if you have freedom. It is this desire to impose order that suppresses freedom. Big businesses desire order because if there is chaos, they may not remain a big business forever. Small businesses that wish to become big businesses require chaos. If there is order, they are not going anywhere.
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