Former (very liberal) Dem Senator George McGovern passed away. Of course everyone should offer condolences to his family and regardless of political differences, remember that McGovern served in WWII as bomber pilot.
Please George McGovern’s article regarding his experience trying to run a business after being defeated and returning to the private sector, “What I Know Now: Nibbled to Death” http://www.inc.com/magazine/19931201/3809.html
“If we don't stop suing one another for every possible misfortune or alleged negligence, we are going to undermine both the health of our economy and the quality of our society.”
“I learned by owning the Stratford Inn is that legislators and government regulators must more carefully consider the economic and management burdens we have been imposing on U.S. business.”
“I'm for protecting the health and well-being of both workers and consumers. I'm for a clean environment and economic justice. But I'm convinced we can pursue those worthy goals and still cut down vastly on the incredible paperwork, the complicated tax forms, the number of minute regulations, and the seemingly endless reporting requirements that afflict American business. Many businesses, especially small independents such as the Stratford Inn, simply can't pass such costs on to their customers and remain competitive or profitable.”
“I'm not expert enough after only two and a half years as a business owner to know the solutions to all those concerns. I do know that if I were back in the U.S. Senate or in the White House, I would ask a lot of questions before I voted for any more burdens on the thousands of struggling businesses across the nation.”
Of course, the burden of government on business and job creators has increased even more since McGovern wrote this article in 1993.
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