Also, starting one's own business requires disposeable income in the community among potential purchasers of your products. With an obscenely low minimum wage, jobs disappearing to low wage foreigners overseas in international outsourcing, more jobs disappearing to low wage foreigners inside the USA in domestic outsourcing (AKA immigration), who are you going to sell to ?
When I had a business back in the 80s & 90s, my biggest problem was all the people who couldn't afford to purchase my products, and the economy was better then than it is now. As I walk around my local mall, I see a lot of For Rent signs in the storefront windows. Needs to be more money among the lower economic classes. That's where consumer purchasing comes from. Rich people don't buy stuff here. They spend in Europe and the Caribbean.
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This poll is so close that its essentially meaningless.
What I cant wait to see is all the people on the left that BELIEVE this philosophy start actually LIVING it without the government forcing them to. I cant weait for all the rich liberals (lets start in congress since the majority of rich in congress are democrats) to start selling off their evil excesses and living a much more spartan lifestyle...not becaus ehte government tells them they have to but because its what they truly believe. Keep ONLY that 250k a year...and maybe a little in the bank to live on. Donate all of their excess to charities. No more mansions, or private islands, or yachts. Live what you pretend to believe without the government doing it to you or everyone else.