Dear Mr. President: Why We Are Not Hiring

Mr. President, did I really hear you say that businesses aren't hiring because they can't get bank loans? Are you kidding me?Please indulge me for a moment, and we can get to the actual reasons.But first, I must add that every time you step up to the microphone -- for example, your impromptu presser on Tuesday -- the painful decision to shut down my business of eighteen years is validated by your words. And I should thank you for that.For the record, that decision was formalized on November 5, 2008. Check your calendar.Some fifteen months later, I can say that it was the best business decision I have ever made. With your hands on the levers of the government and the economy, I wanted to have as little at risk as possible.Don't get me wrong -- it was a torturous and gut-wrenching decision that went against every fiber of my being. I had to betray deeply rooted entrepreneurial instincts and set some more mundane material goals. And while it might seem extreme, I think my mindset speaks...(Read Full Article)

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