AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
I know of many construction companies right now that plan on laying people off and reducing hours because of Obamacare. All the petty insults in the world can't change the economy reality that Obamacare is having on small business. You were warned this was going to happen, but you didn't care. The only thing that matters to people like you is ideology. That somehow a magical politician is going to pass a bill and everything will be fine. Wrong.
And I'm not alone. Every year, thousands and thousands of people start new businesses that succeed. Many of them are people who immigrated to this country. If they can do it, so can anyone else.
It takes a rightwinger to blame the president for their own failure to run a succesful business. It's just a part of their principled belief in "personal responsibility" (for everyone but themselves)