A local construction company, located in Searcy, Arkansas where I live, has a message for President Obama: “We built our business without ANY government help.” They also included a suggestion for the President:
I contacted Mr. Bill Haynie, the owner of Haynie Construction, and asked him why he had this sign made. He told me he’s upset about Obama’s comments that business owners didn’t build their businesses:
“I’m just tired of Obama trying to say the government has helped small businesses get to where they are. In our 20 years, the only thing government has done is increase taxes–that hurts small businesses. In the past two years, our business is down 50%. It’s time for small businesses to take a stand.”
As Ben Franklin once (sort of) said, “[Small businesses] must all hang together, or they will surely hang separately.” Kudos to Mr. Haynie for hanging in there and standing up.