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U.S. Small-Business Owners' Hiring Intentions Plunge
Gallup news ^ | December 6, 2012 | Dennis Jacobe

Posted on 12/08/2012 8:15:13 AM PST by george76

Net hiring over the past 12 months declined to -12, down from -7 in July.

U.S. small-business owners expect to add fewer net new jobs over the next 12 months than at any time since the depths of the 2008-2009 recession.

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In November, 21% of owners say they expect to decrease jobs at their companies over the next 12 months, the most recorded on this measure since the inception of the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index in August 2003.

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small-business owners are pessimistic about their operating environment as 2012 comes to a close. As a result, owners' intentions are to reduce capital spending over the months ahead, consistent with a slowing economy. Further, one in five owners also expects to reduce the number of jobs at their company over the next 12 months.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: business; smallbusiness; smallbusinessowners

1 posted on 12/08/2012 8:15:17 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Dems will have to find a new group to loot...


2 posted on 12/08/2012 8:20:20 AM PST by GOPJ (The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen - Leno)
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To: george76

Dear Leader needs to punish these malcontents. He’ll be coming up with a new “5 year Plan” for the great leap forward soon.


3 posted on 12/08/2012 8:20:34 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: george76
All part of pResident Cloward-Piven's "overwhelm the system" plan.

Small businesses cannot be controlled by the feral government, and therefore must be exterminated.

The only employers that can be allowed to exist are members of the big-government/big-corporate criminal complex.

4 posted on 12/08/2012 8:21:53 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: george76

Yet Americans want these same job producers — in a struggling, increasingly socialist economy — to take a hard tax hit.. because of “fairness.”


5 posted on 12/08/2012 8:22:08 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: ScottinVA

“Fairness” doesn’t get a guy to pull a 10PM to 7AM shift at a local factory for $12 an hour.

“Fairness” doesn’t ensure a decent meal at the Catfish Cabin for $9.99.

“Fairness” doesn’t mean that you are guaranteed Ford-certified transmission mechanic when you demand an overnight repair.

“Fairness” doesn’t drive a truckload of tomatoes from Texas to Michigan in the middle of a December snowstorm.

“Fairness” doesn’t clean the restaurant kitchen enough to pass the city health inspector inspection.

“Fairness” doesn’t get you a $20k loan from the local bank when your business heating system failed in the midst of February.

“Fairness” doesn’t guarantee your kid is getting a top-notch math teacher in the sixth grade.

“Fairness” isn’t going to help you when the city has determined a year-long construction project will go by the front of your store and halt half of the profits you enjoyed for a decade.

“Fairness” isn’t helping when a city council member won’t approve your booze license unless there’s some donation to their campaign fund.

“Fairness” doesn’t help when the cops won’t come out to your area of town after dark because there’s too much crime there.

“Fairness” doesn’t sweep up a mess made by a bunch of drunks around the back of your building the night before.

I would even add this....”Fairness” didn’t exist on the 6th of June 1944 on the beaches of Normandy.

For anyone who is really obsessed with “Fairness”, maybe it’s time you asked what exactly is meant by the term.


6 posted on 12/08/2012 8:39:17 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: george76

I have 23 employees. I’ve already let one go and I’ve reduced the hours of 5 more.


7 posted on 12/08/2012 8:40:44 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: neodad

Small business owners will survive. We know what to do. Just can’t grow and can’t hire. Silly gubment people. This mess is going to get worse. I bought a lot of Boy Scout popcorn. It’s going to come in handy. We’re broke as a nation. All the whining and wanting and demanding and demonizing cannot change that.


8 posted on 12/08/2012 8:48:52 AM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: george76
My business plan has not changed. With the coming of Obamacare, I planned to not hire anyone.

Once it passed, that has been the plan, and until it goes away, that will stay the plan.

9 posted on 12/08/2012 8:51:26 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I stopped hiring and expanding as soon as hussein got elected. Hunker down and ride it out.


10 posted on 12/08/2012 8:58:53 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: george76
nobody, and i mean NOBODY, is going to hire anybody knowing there is no end to the economic/tax horrors the mutt in the whit hut will unleash next, until he's gone...
11 posted on 12/08/2012 9:00:30 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I tell every charity but my church that there will be no more donations until the tax disaster we have in the White House ends. It is fun to say that when they call. You can bet most voted for him. Idiots.
I’m hoping charitable donations are capped, too. That’ll really start the fun.


12 posted on 12/08/2012 9:18:48 AM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: arkfreepdom
i heard that... the Salvation Army is about all i give to now days
13 posted on 12/08/2012 9:21:26 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: pepsionice

Especially on that example pertaining to D-Day. “Fairness” ensures defeat on the battlefield. We`ve learned that in recent conflicts.


14 posted on 12/08/2012 9:25:06 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Chode

Our (former) business had 21 employees for years. We closed it, let everyone go and retired several months ago. The timing was related to the DIMs/LIBs/nobama plan for the country. Good luck to all. No regrets.


15 posted on 12/08/2012 9:26:15 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
congratulations Mr. Galt!
16 posted on 12/08/2012 9:28:13 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: arkfreepdom

There are two organizations who receive donations from me: my church and the Boy Scouts.


17 posted on 12/08/2012 9:30:36 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Small business IS controlled by government through regulation and taxation. The problem is that small businesses are not as close to the ‘source’ (liquidity, passing legislation, etc.) as big business.
Welcome to ‘Corporatism’ where Big Government pits special interest groups against each other.

http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/corporatism.htm


18 posted on 12/08/2012 9:31:12 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: arkfreepdom
All the whining and wanting and demanding and demonizing cannot change that.

Dems always castigate "supply" side economics, lets see them start an economy with only "demand".

19 posted on 12/08/2012 9:32:19 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: george76

In the main
I blame
Hussein.


20 posted on 12/08/2012 9:33:06 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: griswold3
By "control" I meant "collude with."

Small businesses are too numerous to be able to do that with efficiently.

So just kill them.

21 posted on 12/08/2012 9:33:14 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: george76
In other words:

“We killed the golden goose. I'm certain that we will still be getting the golden eggs with that dern goose out of the way!

...evil Capitalist goose!

Where are my golden eggs! Make the goose lay more eggs!”

Maybe the occupiers can lay some eggs for us.

22 posted on 12/08/2012 9:47:42 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Now, we are neo-kulaks.


23 posted on 12/08/2012 10:01:50 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: george76

FORWARD!


24 posted on 12/08/2012 10:07:40 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: george76

I doubt that Small Business Owners counted on the public being stupid enough to re-elect the commie kenyan usurper.


25 posted on 12/08/2012 10:31:10 AM PST by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: griswold3

For the crypto-Marxists.


26 posted on 12/08/2012 11:28:58 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: george76
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27 posted on 12/08/2012 11:32:37 AM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: george76

Never mind small businesses; last night I was in a Home Depot, and I’ve never seen one so lightly staffed. This place was minutes from NYC, Hoboken (you know, the places with all the storm damage) and it was eerily empty of both staff and customers.

The “new normal”...


28 posted on 12/08/2012 3:21:10 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: george76

My next ad:

NOW HIRING!

Obama supporters need not apply.


29 posted on 12/08/2012 6:07:30 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: george76

Bmfl


30 posted on 12/09/2012 2:39:43 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: george76

Oh look...another Obama Fail.


31 posted on 12/09/2012 10:45:35 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yes, the pain in Maine
falls plainly from Hussein.
And all that other pain all over America too.


32 posted on 12/09/2012 7:41:19 PM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: george76

I’ll be honest - I’m concerned about my small business. And the only person I have to layoff is myself. It’s times like this I wish I were a Liberal. (Whoo -hooo! Obama won!!! Things are REALLY going to pick up now!!!!)


33 posted on 12/09/2012 7:48:33 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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