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Survey Shows 62 Percent of Small Business Owners May Cross Party Lines This Election
Market Watch ^ | Oct. 17, 2008 | George S. May International Company

Posted on 10/17/2008 2:58:49 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Oct 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A new survey by management consulting firm George S. May International shows 62 percent of small business owners said they would cross party lines this year to vote for the U.S. presidential candidate that they feel will do the most to help their business.

A poll of 850 small business owners across the United States found that nearly half said they feel their business is in jeopardy with 56 percent saying the current credit crunch has adversely impacted their business:

-- 23 percent cited late-paying customers and vendors -- 14 percent said their lines of credit were being pulled -- 9 percent said they were having difficulty making payroll -- 23 percent said all of the above -- 31 percent cited other ways, which were not specified

The poll also showed that 59 percent of small business owners surveyed feel the federal bailout of $700 billion will not help their business, while 41 percent said they feel it would.

"The results of the survey show that the presidential candidates must connect with the needs of small businesses that together employ the majority of people in America," said Israel Kushnir, president of George S. May International. "Small business owners are concerned about jobs, having access to credit lines to keep their operations going, healthcare costs for their employees, and taxes.

(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008polls; crossovervote; electionpresident; joeplumber; obamanomics; sharethewealth; smallbusiness; swingvote; taxes

Jake Turcotte csmonitor

New Ohio Survey Shows More Than 54% of 'Main Street' Business Owners Will Vote McCain/Palin was posted 10 days ago, October 07, 2008 story posted by FR Bobkk47

Uptick helped because of spotlight on Joe -54% to 62%?

Obama's attacks on Joe? is an attack on the American Dream? Why would Goliath want to bully, discredit, humiliate and incite hatred on little Joe? Joe didn't seek out Obama, Obama placed the spotlight on Joe. Joe was just planning a dream and doing his due diligence. Fair question?

By the way, Gov. Palin while visiting Bangor, ME on Thursday added Jane to Joe, covering all those building their American dream.

Joe will appear on Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s talk show, Saturday night. According to FOX, “Wurzelbacher will be giving his first in-studio interview since he burst on the national political landscape after questioning Barack Obama’s tax policies during a rally in Ohio, where Wurzelbacher "works" for a plumbing company.”

Was just thinking.....If the Obama's are suddenly faced with making that dreaded 3 a.m. phone call to a plumber, will Joe or Jane Plumber analyze the situation, the costs and benefits of taking any action?

1 posted on 10/17/2008 2:58:49 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
Was just thinking.....If the Obama's are suddenly faced with making that dreaded 3 a.m. phone call to a plumber, will Joe or Jane Plumber analyze the situation, the costs and benefits of taking any action?

Emergency calls to a plumber are far more expensive than good preventative maintenance plumbing. And no American should go without plumbing care.

2 posted on 10/17/2008 3:01:02 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I’ll tell you what. We have a small business. If Obama’s taxes take hold, we will probably shut down.


3 posted on 10/17/2008 3:01:24 PM PDT by RC2
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To: fight_truth_decay

.....If the Obama’s are suddenly faced with making that dreaded 3 a.m. phone call to a plumber, will Joe or Jane Plumber analyze the situation, the costs and benefits of taking any action?

Change that to ‘Josephine the Plumber’ (Boy, am I showing my age!)


4 posted on 10/17/2008 3:02:14 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: fight_truth_decay

Rush had a caller the other day from a small businessman, and he said that he and a number of his friends who own small businesses, already have plans in place to start downsizing if Obozo the Marxist Clown is elected.

The economy will go into an accelerated tailspin just on the prospect of his presidency, even before he even takes office, if the fruitcake wins the election.


5 posted on 10/17/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT by webschooner (Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialism -- kindly check your money and possessions at the door.)
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To: RC2

You are not alone. Most small businesses run month to month, they aren’t huge operations. I mean think abou tit, a Dentist is a small business.... a florist is a small business, this will impact both, and both will have a hard time making ends meet, forcing the florist out of business just as much as the dentist, and that is good for NO ONE.

But do Socialists see it that way? Noooooooooooooo they are still under the impression that the dentist is a millionare and that the florist can just find another job.


6 posted on 10/17/2008 3:06:53 PM PDT by Danae (Obama = Trickle up Poverty)
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To: RC2
I don't have a small business, rather I work for a BIG one. Trouble is, I am likely to be worried about my job. What's more bambi’s tax hikes would have my wife and I house poor. (We live in very modest house in a very modest price range) So, things would have to go. I try to support small business as much as I can, but money is money and I either have it or I don't.

I have no idea who you are, but I pray that your business will survive and bambi is beaten and beaten good.

No Bama and No Tax increases.

7 posted on 10/17/2008 3:06:58 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Sarahcuda = the dems worst nightmare)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Downsizing will not help, that 250k threshold will come down to 100k before he is sworn in.


8 posted on 10/17/2008 3:09:10 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: RC2
First, line up the employees and ask "Who here voted for Obama"

Tell the ones that raise their hands, "You wanted change.....now you got it." "Take yer shit and get the hell outta my store!"

9 posted on 10/17/2008 3:09:13 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Arguing with a Liberal is like not wiping yourself after taking a dump" Scatological, but true.)
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To: bayliving; bray
Ping
10 posted on 10/17/2008 3:09:17 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: webschooner

Hugh Hewitt was taking call from small business owners the other day. They were all saying the same thing.


11 posted on 10/17/2008 3:09:32 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: fight_truth_decay
-- 23 percent cited late-paying customers and vendors -- 14 percent said their lines of credit were being pulled -- 9 percent said they were having difficulty making payroll -- 23 percent said all of the above -- 31 percent cited other ways, which were not specified

W's legacy.

12 posted on 10/17/2008 3:13:58 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: SMCC1

God help us — it won’t be pretty. Unemployment is going to skyrocket as folks get laid off, ironically, a number of whom who will have voted for the socialist train wreck. They voted for him thinking they would get something free — they will — a pink slip.


13 posted on 10/17/2008 3:14:40 PM PDT by webschooner (Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialism -- kindly check your money and possessions at the door.)
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To: Always Independent

Well the only good news is that the tax forms under Obama will be simpler:

List your income _______

Send it in.


14 posted on 10/17/2008 3:15:47 PM PDT by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: fight_truth_decay
In a TV interview years ago, Anne Murray, the singer, was asked how it felt to be a "star." Her response was:

"Stars ride around in limosines and aren't important. When people have a problem, they don't call "stars."

Plumbers ARE important."

15 posted on 10/17/2008 3:17:33 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: fight_truth_decay

Why wouldn’t they belong to the party they think is going to help their business in the first place?


16 posted on 10/17/2008 3:17:43 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Joe The Plumber is the only undocumented worker in America that the Democrats dislike.)
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To: webschooner
The economy will go into an accelerated tailspin just on the prospect of his presidency, even before he even takes office, if the fruitcake wins the election.

This is already happening to the stock market.

0bama's polling numbers go up, market tanks.

McCain's polling numbers go up, market has a rally.

17 posted on 10/17/2008 3:17:50 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - but they know what's best.)
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To: Moonman62
-- 23 percent cited late-paying customers and vendors -- 14 percent said their lines of credit were being pulled -- 9 percent said they were having difficulty making payroll -- 23 percent said all of the above -- 31 percent cited other ways, which were not specified

W's legacy.

BDS strikes again.

18 posted on 10/17/2008 3:20:14 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Gaffer

EXACTLY!!! Second...whenever you go to buy something from a business, where you know the owner, find out how THEY voted!!!


19 posted on 10/17/2008 3:22:52 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Socialism is great until you run out of someone else's money (M. Thatcher))
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To: BornToBeAmerican

If Obama wins business owners should lay off the liberals first! Let them see the error of their ways.


20 posted on 10/17/2008 3:23:00 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: fight_truth_decay

Plumbing care is a basic human right. Everyone should have taxpayer funded access to it.


21 posted on 10/17/2008 3:25:04 PM PDT by pallis
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To: MNDude

Too funny, I own a monthly publication and all of us work out of our homes. I noted the graphic designer has an Obama sign in her front yard, maybe she should be first to go...


22 posted on 10/17/2008 3:28:38 PM PDT by ohiogrammy
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To: Danae

Or as one put it to me...they are greedy. Yep...honest to God that is what she called my boss. Greedy.

I think it is high time we, meaning conservatives, start unredefining these elite morals. We can start with revisiting Greed and Jealousy.


23 posted on 10/17/2008 3:31:35 PM PDT by EBH ( Welcome to the United Socialist States of America. Oct. 1, 2008)
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To: webschooner
We started plans on moving our petroleum business offshore in June 2007. The move will be completed by the end of this month. The recruiting business will remain in the US, however switching from W-2 to 1099's will save us a bundle.

It's simply too expensive to maintain a business in the USA with or without Hussein.

24 posted on 10/17/2008 3:32:22 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98...Ain't no Newbie!)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Why wouldn’t they belong to the party they think is going to help their business in the first place?

How many businesses will or have failed because the owner just didn't know how to run a business (plan) in the first place, easier to just blame Bush, etc.

Example: Was a guy who called into Dave Ramsey the other day, had run a business for 3 years and was just under a million in debt....had ceased operations. Said he could make 85K year working same profession for someone else!.........okkkkkkkkkkk

25 posted on 10/17/2008 3:36:02 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

I’m not really surprised at what you tell me you have had to do with your business. I think the bleeding of busineeses like yours out of the country due to high taxes (second highest corporate tax rate in the world) is steady, ongoing, and will obviously accelerate if the Marxist squirrel is elected.

If I might ask, are you in the drilling business, or the oil services business? Just curious.


26 posted on 10/17/2008 3:40:15 PM PDT by webschooner (Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialism -- kindly check your money and possessions at the door.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Lost in the backround noise and clutter is Nancy Pelosi. She will make the laws and Barack will sign them He will be lame duck from day one because Nancy will usurp his power.

Don't worry about the powerless president. Worry about the all powerful Prime Minister.

27 posted on 10/17/2008 3:43:28 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Off With her head.....)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I work for a fairly large company and even we are asked to think in terms of our company’s future and our jobs. It was said to us very clearly by our executives, some very liberal, that Obama will tax the Hell out of them company such that at least a layoff is likely.


28 posted on 10/17/2008 3:46:28 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Moonman62; SunTzuWu
W's legacy

Have we had any more attacks in this country since 9/11?

I place the safety of all of us over my pocketbook. This too, shall pass.

Does the Media ever leave a legacy???

hmmmmmmmmmmm


29 posted on 10/17/2008 3:50:20 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: RC2
or "work under the table" as some do already and more will follow suit.
30 posted on 10/17/2008 3:55:20 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

I totally agree. Screw them.


31 posted on 10/17/2008 3:55:56 PM PDT by RC2
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

Thats why so many businesses are mving to Ireland... 11% to 35 % Yea, its a no brainer.

Government just doesn’t get it. Or more accurate to say. Government gets too much.


32 posted on 10/17/2008 3:58:37 PM PDT by Danae (Obama = Trickle up Poverty)
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To: fight_truth_decay

My husband and I work for a very large company. We received an e mail from the President of our company also specifically mentioning taxes as his concern.
It is obvious to me what will happen in our company of 0 wins.
And more than half (I work in PA) of the folks I work with are 0 folks.
Yet there is some hope. One lady approached me today in our cafeteria and asked me who I was voting for.
I told her McCain, but said so very softly. (We aren’t allowed to talk about politics at work, against company policy.)
She also answered softly that she was voting for McCain.
I was surprised and asked her why? (She’s a democrat.)
She said 0 scares the **** out of her!
Scares the **** out of me too!!


33 posted on 10/17/2008 3:59:50 PM PDT by siamesecats
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To: RC2

Being in Mass, we’ve already been dealing with Obama Jr for a while. I’m already rolling up my business in preparation for moving.


34 posted on 10/17/2008 4:03:30 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Nepolean fries the idea powder)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
Investors go to Ireland.

Morning business news - Friday, 17 October 2008 12:51

SILICON VALLEY INVESTORS LOOK AT IRISH TECH COMPANIES -

&

Tax Rates Around the World

35 posted on 10/17/2008 4:14:01 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Danae
Post #35
36 posted on 10/17/2008 4:26:48 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

btt


37 posted on 10/17/2008 4:29:41 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Moonman62

It’s not W’s legacy. The economy didn’t tank until after the Democrats took over congress. Blame them and blame the Democrats that are/were in charge of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

Besides, you should know better than to spout that kind of ignorance in this forum.


38 posted on 10/17/2008 4:34:09 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((( Vote McCain as if your life depends on it. It just might. )))
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To: RC2
...is there a tax on bartering..yet??
39 posted on 10/17/2008 4:39:29 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: webschooner

What’s the incentive to build a business and work hard if the reward is having your earnings taken away?

I believe that Obama knows this will collapse our small businesses and economy. I think he and whoever is behind him pulling the strings, have this as their goal.

Obama and his communist/marxist buddies want to CHANGE America. All you have to do is promise the sheeple lots of goodies for free.


40 posted on 10/17/2008 4:53:23 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: Two Kids' Dad
Ignorance is all the people who didn't care when W refused to use the veto and bragged in his speeches about how much money he was spending. Ignorance is letting W ignore all the sectors in our economy that make it great. Ignorance is letting W give the IRS and SEC big budget increases so they could step up their harassment of the private sector.

And I'll spout the truth in this forum regardless of the knuckle dragging partisanship in here that is a detriment to our country, or until Jim Robinson kicks me out.

41 posted on 10/17/2008 4:53:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62
Can't Dispute A Whole Lot of Spending Was Goin' On..On Both Sides of the Aisle...

Think Michael Reagan has a piece out today? on how this "spending" administration was not like the same Republican Party under his dad.

Ramsey on Leadership and Posturing On Both sides..Here

I vote for the person who can be least Partisan..or has a history of being such.

42 posted on 10/17/2008 5:22:27 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Moonman62
W's legacy

No, you dumb sh**, the legacy of the democratic congress. Our economy was going good until after the 2006 election.Also, W tried to get Fannie and Freddie over hauled, along with a lot of other Republicans, but of course the Dems blocked all the moves.

43 posted on 10/17/2008 6:09:24 PM PDT by calex59
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To: fight_truth_decay

I was told years ago that there is. No one cares if you trade a dozen eggs for 3 pounds of tomatoes, but if you barter goods and services of appreciable value or that you normally produce for cash income, you are supposed to report what you receive as income.


44 posted on 10/17/2008 7:22:02 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: fight_truth_decay

**62 percent of small business owners said they would cross party lines this year to vote for the U.S. presidential candidate that they feel will do the most to help their business.**

Which means they will vote McCain-Palin!


45 posted on 10/17/2008 7:34:56 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: fight_truth_decay
This survey doesn't make a lick of sence. They are saying that 100% of these business owners normally vote Democrat? Or are they saying that of Democrat small business owners, 62% all of the sudden saw the light?

Or because this article doesn't really say who they are planning to vote for... does it say that 62% are considering switching to Democrat and voting for Obama? This article is the worst mashup of vagueness I have ever seen!

46 posted on 10/18/2008 1:15:09 AM PDT by dalight
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To: calex59
Our economy was going good until after the 2006 election.

The only good growth we saw was the result of bouncing off a bottom that W helped create with his idiotic economic speeches and willful ignorance of modern American economics. Every tax cut W did was a bad one. The only one that worked was the one mainly written by congressman Bill Thomas. What growth we saw was the result of government expansion, higher commodity prices, and the real estate bubble (W was pushing home ownership too). It wasn't healthy and it wasn't sustainable.

W's most famous line will be that we need [lawbreakers] to do the work Americans won't do. It's too bad we couldn't have impeached him for that. W's a jerk and so are you. He's just about destroyed the Republican party and people like you who defend his incompetence are no help. The only reason Republicans still have a chance of being elected is because the Donks are bad too.

47 posted on 10/18/2008 3:25:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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