The Small Business Outlook—a nationwide survey of more than 900 small business owners—found that 84% of small businesses think the United States is headed in the wrong direction, and 83% think the national economy is on the wrong track. Some 87% of the respondents think Congress is standing in the way of economic growth and progress, while 75% feel the president is standing in the way.
“What we’re hearing is that small business wants Washington to get out of the way, and they want more certainty,” said Bill Miller, senior vice president of Political Affairs and Federation Relations at the Chamber. “Uncertainty is a significant impediment, and small businesses are reluctant to get into the game until they know what the rules are.”
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