by sfcmac Potential investors and entrepreneurs would be smart to wait until the jackass gets booted from office. From The Examiner. 55 percent of small business owners would not start company today, blame Obama | WashingtonExaminer.com Fifty-five percent of small business owners and manufacturers would not have started their businesses in todays economy, according to a new poll that also reports 69 percent say President Obamas regulatory policies have hurt their businesses. say President Obamas regulatory policies have hurt their businesses. There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the American people, said Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, which commissioned the poll along with the National Federation of Independent Businesses. To fix this problem, we need immediate action on pro-growth tax and regulatory policies that put manufacturers in the United States in a position to compete and succeed in an ever-more competitive global economy. The poll reports another ominous statistic for job creation: 67 percent say there is too much uncertainty in the market today to expand, grow or hire new workers. Why? Because Obamas Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers, according to 69 percent of the business owners surveyed. I dont blame them. Obama has a visceral hatred of successful business people. Part of his fundamental transformation of America is to demonize those who have achieved wealth.