Reading the paper today and came across a story about what business people would do to fix the economy. A small business owner was talking about regulation holding her back. Small business needs to direct their anger where it belongs...Big business. The number one threat to small businesses are the super stores like Walmart, Target, Meijers. Our mainstreet is all but empty store fronts, but Wall Mart and Meijers parking lots are full. Ma and Pa restraunts cannot compete with large corprations who own businesses like Taco Bell, KFC, and other restraunt chains. We can remove all the regulation we want, and we can weaken labor all we want, Let them pay no taxes at all, but they will still fail. Big business won't let them survive. Big business does everything they can to stifle competition, and win at all costs. That is free market capitalism at it's finest. They want the whole pie...it's their nature. So when it comes to small business, the competition, Big business contributes heavily to the politician who can regulate the competition out of business. The patent laws look as if they were written by the Pharmasuetical companies. Small businesses need to face the facts, they exist as long as big business lets them.