Down With Small Business!

We noted here that the “Miss me yet?” billboard of President Bush that garnered national publicity was paid for by a group of small business owners who consider the Obama administration’s policies to be hostile to them. No surprise there–pretty much every small business owner I know feels that way. Still, it was a bit of a shock to see these numbers in USA Today, based on a survey of 884 small businesspeople:
How has the Obama administration affected small-business success?
It has had a positive effect: 11%
It has hurt me: 77%
No effect: 13%
If anything like 77% of small businessmen think the Obama administration has hurt them, it’s no wonder Democratic Senators and Congressmen are fleeing for the exits.
UPDATE: Small businessmen in Wisconsin paid for this sign. Seems like a trend: