Small businesses see fewer jobs because of Obamacare, regulatory burden

In a study conducted online December 30, 2011 to January 6, 2012 by Harris Interactive, the findings among 1,322 small-business executives included the following:

The small business outlook for the national economy still shows that the vast majority think our country is off on the wrong track (85%). …

What is the impact of regulation and the new health care law? Fewer jobs. 78% of small businesses surveyed report the taxation, regulation and legislation from Washington make it harder for their business to hire more employees. And, 74% say the recent health care law makes it harder for their business to hire more employees.

HT: Joseph Coletti

Jon Sanders / Director of Regulatory Studies

Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jo...

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