Friday, August 12, 2011

If my aunt had balls she's be my uncle

Evidently your author is a fat cat
Victor David Hanson makes excellent use of the subjunctive tense when he asks, "What if the President Liked Business People?" . He has a number of excellent quotes, among them
But imagine that the president had instead promoted profit-making -- by cutting red tape, praising entrepreneurs, promising no new taxes or burdens on businesses, and offering incentives to open new plants inside the U.S. In other words, what if small businesses and large corporations believed Obama to be a friend and partner, a leader who wanted them to make big profits, hire millions of workers and enrich the country in the process?

I'm an entrepreneur. I recently co-founded a startup company that is going to revolutionize the way young kids learn and develop intellectually. Among my co-founders are a neurologist from Yale School of Medicine, a serial entrepreneur and Harvard MBA who's grown and sold several multi-million-dollar companies, and an ex-Microsoft guy who helped build the platform upon which we're developing the product. In other words, aside from me they're pretty bright guys. And to a man we're terrified of what next financial hell Obama is going to inflict upon us. We're having a bitch of a time raising capital because of new restrictions on angel investors. We're terrified to hire people because God only knows what new rules the labor department will come up with. We're paying out the ass for medical coverage because of Obamacare mandates. This is the worst time in the world to start a business, and if it weren't for hubris and a lot of alcohol we wouldn't have bothered.

Screw dreaming about how nice it would be if the president liked business people. It'd just be nice if he'd stop being openly hostile to us!

1 comment:

  1. For the most part, "good for business" is synonymous with "not openly hostile to business" anyway, in terms of government policy.

    Punish those who want to steal from us, tell us in plain language how much tax we owe, and then get out of the way. We've read about how the government managed to lose money selling whiskey, blackjack, and you really think we want "help" from that sort of people?