If you ask me what has kept the engine of American commerce the world leader, I would answer entrepreneurism. That word is fading in America and has been for quite some time. Why is that, ask you? The reason is simple enough, answer I. BIG GOVERNMENT!
The punitive tax structure and overzealous regulation have hurt the entrepreneurial spirit in our nation. Perhaps it has even dealt a death-blow! I have written about this previously. Look at the two graphs below.
Self employment rates give one an idea of how many Americans think they can open a small business. This should be easier in the era of the world-wide web. It appears that is not the case. As well, we now have more small businesses closing their doors than opening their doors.
Do we really need to have a study on why this is happening?
Big government is bad government. It’s axiomatic. Do you really think Hillary will change this trajectory? Please, my friends, I am begging you. Coalesce around the eventual Republican candidate. It’s our only hope!