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Great. Just great.

http://blogs.wsj.com/numbers/why-its-worrying-that-u-s-compa...

~ Entrepreneurs do not call America home because big government is a predator on small business, raising taxes and regulations while feeding favors to a few cronies.

~ Obviously these are manipulated numbers. The US economy is improving every day. President Obama has a great grasp on the situation. More businesses are opening every day and the jobs situation looks extremely bright. ~Low Information Voter

~ It used to be, if you had a dream to own your own business and wanted to invest 14 hours a day, 6-7 days a week, not earn a paycheck for the first 3+ years you had the freedom to go for it. Now, you’ve got to contend with the busybody classes of not just big government, but the micro tyrants of the regulatory class who’ll tell you how large (or small) your signage should be, who you can or can’t hire and force you to hire a lawyer to do the simplest things for fear of lawsuit… and now force you to pay $15/hour for the most incompetent of workers (in Seattle now, but coming to a demented city near you). The bravest people in America (next to our military) are the small business owners who give so much of their lives and fortunes to their endeavors and are so badly rewarded by a bloated government and corrupted politicians (and their staffs). Crony capitalism is alive, well and growing.

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Goodbye, America. It was nice knowin' ya.
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Yup, when US based companies abandon the nation and head overseas a rational person would ask what they can do to be more hospitable to capital, but not here in the US. Here in 'Merica our "leaders" demonize business and can't understand why the economy is doing so badly.

Who is John Galt?
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Yup, when US based companies abandon the nation and head overseas a rational person would ask what they can do to be more hospitable to capital, but not here in the US. Here in 'Merica our "leaders" demonize business and can't understand why the economy is doing so badly.

Who is John Galt?
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I wasn't going to post this but you really made it hard:


http://hotair.com/archives/2014/08/04/time-for-corporate-loy...

Dem solution:

Jonathan Alter proposes we force them to take a loyalty oath to keep their headquarters within the US.

Now it’s time to change the “D” and expect the same from boards of directors—a “non-desertion agreement” with the John Hancock of every board member and CEO in the United States.


Other possible solution:

And you though the whole Benito-tastic flag-draping thing already jumped the shark when President Obama demanded “an economic patriotism that says we rise or fall together, as one nation, and as one people.”

Must… resist… the… urge… to… include… Italian… and… German… quotes. …

As I’ve noted before, the United States is not especially competitive in terms of corporate tax rates, scope of business taxation, or ease of negotiating tax bureaucracy. On PriceWaterhouseCooper’s study of “189 economies worldwide, ranking them according to the relative ease of paying taxes,” Ireland ranked six, Canada ranked eight, the U.S. came in at 64.

So…Maybe fewer loyalty oaths and more making the tax system less sucky? Just a thought.
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Yup, when US based companies abandon the nation and head overseas a rational person would ask what they can do to be more hospitable to capital, but not here in the US. Here in 'Merica our "leaders" demonize business and can't understand why the economy is doing so badly.

And don't forget that borders are meaningless (according to certain people) when it comes to the movement of people who want to take something that doesn't belong to them, but are of utmost importance when people who want to keep what does belong to them are moving.
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...people who want to take something that doesn't belong to them…

Coveting [thinking], the precursor to stealing [doing].
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Borders? What borders? Did someone we have borders?
Who said that?
Let's get him and make him pay for saying that!
And let that be a lesson for everyone else who thinks we have borders.
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~ Entrepreneurs do not call America home because big government is a predator on small business, raising taxes and regulations while feeding favors to a few cronies.

Baloney.

The US Is By Far The Best Place In The World To Be An Entrepreneur

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/best-country-to-be-an-entrepr...

2014 GEDI Results

1. U.S.
2. Canada
3. Australia
4. Sweden
5. Denmark

http://www.thegedi.org/research/gedi-index/



The 10 Best Countries for Entrepreneurs


1) New Zealand
2) Australia
3) Canada
4) United States
5) Ireland

Read more: The 10 Best Countries for Entrepreneurs - 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/special-report/2012/06/14/the-10-best-c...
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busybody classes of not just big government, but the micro tyrants of the regulatory class

"micro tyrants"... Luv it. Something that needs to be added to the American cultural lexicon. #microtyrant

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busybody classes of not just big government, but the micro tyrants of the regulatory class

Speaking of micro tyrants…

A new survey shows average mortgage closing costs have jumped over the last year, creating more hurdles in a market where declining affordability is already becoming a growing challenge.

"New mortgage regulations are the biggest reasons why closing costs went up [6%] over the past year," said Holden Lewis, senior mortgage analyst for Bankrate.

While loan costs might be rising for consumers, lenders are also feeling the same sting. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, mortgage banks took an average loss of $194 on each loan originated in 2014's first quarter as per-loan expenses climbed above $8,000. (Source: MReport)

Banks are granting fewer loans because of new mortgage rules recently enacted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to a Federal Reserve Board report released Monday.

Only a small fraction of large banks indicated in the survey that the new rule has affected their approval rate for prime conforming mortgages, while a substantial share of the other respondents reported that the rules were lowering their approval rates on such loans," the Fed's senior loan officer opinion survey said.

The survey, which is released by the Fed every three months, asked both large U.S. banks and foreign banks about the effect the new ability-to-pay and qualified mortgage rules were having on approval rates for various types of home purchase loans. (Source: National Mortgage News)

Apparently, the CFPB is protecting you from purchasing a home. You didn't want a house anyway, did you?
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Gov't meddling raises costs? Get outta here!!! And of course, they'll shamelessly blame the private sector for these problems and propose more meddling to "correct" the problems they cause.

Lather, rinse, repeat.
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I suspect a lot of baby boomers who ran businesses are simply shutting them down as they decide to retire.

Or selling out to a big conglomerate in the end.....


Most of today's libruls graduating from college don't have the gumption to start a new business,no less the financial understanding of how profits/losses work.

And most kids today wouldn't think of going to trade school to learn a trade and maybe start their own small plumbing or electrical or a/c business.

Yep, other than the computer/software field..... the US is slowly sinking into the mire of European socialism where the government regulates everything to death.


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And don't forget that borders are meaningless (according to certain people) when it comes to the movement of people who want to take something that doesn't belong to them, but are of utmost importance when people who want to keep what does belong to them are moving.

I'm curious. Would you say that the current administration spends more on border security than the previous one? That there are more border agents now than there were then?

The correct answer is: Yes, the current administration spends more on border security than the previous one. And Yes, there are more border agents now than there were in 2008.

It's those pesky facts intruding, again. You might ask Congress what they'd like to do about it, if you could get them to offer a coherent answer.

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2013/jul/01/deb...

Wasserman Schultz said, "President Obama has the most border patrols and border security deployed at the border of any previous president."

We rate this claim Mostly True."
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I'm curious. Would you say that the current administration spends more on border security than the previous one? That there are more border agents now than there were then?

The correct answer is: Yes, the current administration spends more on border security than the previous one. And Yes, there are more border agents now than there were in 2008.
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Yeah, and those border agents are actually changing diapers.
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b>I'm curious. Would you say that the current administration spends more on border security than the previous one? That there are more border agents now than there were then? The correct answer is: Yes, the current administration spends more on border security than the previous one. And Yes, there are more border agents now than there were in 2008.

So? Clearly, even more border security is needed. Baracky, get on that, will ya, as we are being invaded.
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goofy:" Would you say that the current administration spends more on border security than the previous one?"

Of course, who do you think is picking up all the illegals, hauling them to distribution points (formerly detention centers where they were then sent back home), and then hauling them north to various cities around the country?

It used to be catch and return.

Now, it is not even 'catch'.....we used to fingerprint them all and health screen them. Not any more. No more fingerprinting. Just ship them north as fast as possible to Chicago,NY, and everywhere else. Don't even tell anyone until 200 suddenly show up on day. or night.
The grey 'transport vans' are running 24/7

Yep, go along the border, and there are 10,000 border agents waiting to assist the 'journey north'. They have no power to return them, or even stop them. They are there to 'assist'...provide food and water and shelter......

It's a joke.

I drove 250 miles along the border. Every 4 miles is a border patrol car, waiting to pick up illegals.

No one is being discouraged. No one is sent back, even violent criminals and gang members. Rapists.... and folks with criminal records. They don't even check. Just ship them north as fast as possible.

Every 'kid' (up to 35 it seems) asks for 'asylum' which is instantly granted..... oh, right..they have a hearing date...and 98% of them don't show up. Just disappear into the system.

It's really sick. Obama's idea of creating a 10 million strong librul voter block....


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That proves nothing. A company doing well would not have to open again!
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I'm curious. Would you say that the current administration spends more on border security than the previous one?

No. Spending more money on facilities and personnel that were formerly used for border security, but are no longer used for border security, is not spending more money on border security. It may well be (in fact, is) spending *less* money on border security.

That there are more border agents now than there were then?

There are more "border security agents" changing illegal immigrants' diapers and helping them to sign up for welfare benefits, than were formerly employed in securing the border against illegal immigrants.
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That proves nothing. A company doing well would not have to open again!

An economy doing well would lead to more people wanting to get in on the action. As my son would say, "Durr!"
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Two posts in this thread have presented facts and they have been completely ignored by the usual posters, proving yet again:

You can't confuse the filth with facts!
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Two posts in this thread have presented facts and they have been completely ignored by the usual posters, proving yet again: You can't confuse the filth with facts!

PA rec wh0res come here and make statements that are completely nonsensical--kinda like yours. I just roll my eyes and go to the next post. No comment required or needed.
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Borders? What borders? Did someone we have borders?
Who said that?
Let's get him and make him pay for saying that!
And let that be a lesson for everyone else who thinks we have borders.



The Baron misses Borders. He would hang out there and read many an afternoon.

But when he was ready to buy, he bought from Amazon. So maybe he was part of the problem.
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