• As long as the enormous cost of EPA overreach into every area of this country and the debilitating expenses/taxes of Obamacare are hanging over the business community, you may reasonably expect a continuing contraction in business activity. Only a fool of a businessman would consider hiring or expanding when faced with an unknown, but potentially gigantic, increase in expenses. Ain't Socialism great?

    October 25, 2011 at 1:22 p.m.

  • I don't see a lot of encouragement for business growth over the next 14 months, the uncertain environment related to EPA carbon regulations, uncertain increased group healthcare policy to cover pre-existing conditions/”dependents to age 27”, the uncertain cost of new government regulations as they relate to IRS audit risk, and a flat customer base will have a major effect on planning and controlling cost.

    October 24, 2011 at 6:14 p.m.