Beebe had his health-care generalities yesterday, today Asa! has his banal pro-business platform, accompanied by the pre-arranged National Federation of Right-wing (er, Independent) Business endorsement. In short, it seems to suggest nobody should pay taxes but the biscuit cookers. Oh, and here's a hoot. Asa! characterizes his enterprise to peddle his government influence an entrepreneurial small business. IT certainly hasn't struggled on account of red tape. In fact, a little more red tape would be welcome to prevent public officials for trading their service for millions in penny stock riches.
Details on the jump.
HUTCHINSON NEWS RELEASE
Little Rock –
In a news conference held in the offices of his own business in
“As a business owner myself, I’ve experienced first-hand the challenges that entrepreneurs face, such as high taxes, cumbersome red tape, and the high cost of providing health care to employees,” Hutchinson said. “Small businesses – mom-and-pop stores, as some call them – create the majority of jobs in
“Whether it’s a local factory, a family-owned restaurant or farm, a new shop downtown, or any other small enterprise, state government should help these business grow and create jobs, not get in their way,” Hutchinson said. “Unfortunately, government is too often getting in the way – whether by passing more taxes and regulations or making it easier to seize the property of business owners.”
To encourage growth in the small business sector, Hutchinson laid out a five-point agenda focused on tax relief, reducing red tape and regulatory burdens, increasing access to affordable health care, ensuring Arkansas small businesses have equal access to procuring state contracts and strengthening private property rights in the state.
“The latest threat to small businesses is the trend around the country of local governments seizing smaller, more vulnerable business properties and handing them over to larger developers,”
“The high cost of high taxes is one thing standing in the way of an unprecedented era of growth and better jobs in