I own a small manufacturing business in Napa. I have 30 employees. We've been struggling a bit for the last couple years but the company is healthy. So far we seem to be surviving.
Lately I hear lots of people claim they're speaking on my behalf. They say I'm overburdened by regulation, hamstrung by excessive taxes, robbed of my savings by a "death tax," can't get credit, and I'm saddled with "Obama Care." It all sounds pretty depressing.
So I keep waiting for someone say what I really think, but I'm beginning to wonder if it'll happen so decided I better say it myself.
Yes, we have regulations. No, they are not the reason we are not hiring more folks.
Yes, I pay comparatively high taxes. I'm not making millions but we have been doing fine lately, after 20 years of hard work.