By John E. Dick © 2016
1. Heavy Taxes and Fees Burden
— Corporate Taxes, Income Taxes, Property Taxes, Business and Licensing Fees, Additional State and Local Municipality Taxes and Fees, etc.
2. Government Forced Regulations, Controls, and Limits
— Federal Agency (EPA, FDA, etc.) and State/Local Agency Compliance, Additional State/Local Regulations and Controls, Anti-Trust Laws, Forced Family Leave Acts, etc.
3. Labor Costs
— Minimum Wage Laws, Disability Insurance, Social Security & Medicare Tax, ObamaCare & OSHA Compliance, Increased Liability Insurance, Discrimination Liability, Control of Hiring, etc.
4. Litigation Costs
— Increased Legal Fees, Court Costs, Bogus Law Suits, Increased Liability Costs, etc.
5. ObamaCare (The A.C.A.)
— Compliance Costs, Labor Disruptions, etc.
6. Union Thuggery and Unrealistic Demands
— Union Collusion with Government Force, Unrealistic Wage and Entitlement Demands, etc.
7. Excessive Government Welfare Costs
— Growing Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Competition Bailouts, Subsidies, Entitlement Demands, Growing Food Stamps Program, etc.
8. Government Cronyism and Forced Monopolies
— Business not allowed to compete freely because of Coercive Government Law & Force in certain Business Markets, certain Geographic Areas, certain Products and Services, across State Lines, Government Favoritism and Subsidies, etc.
9. Federal Reserve and Government Ruin of the Private Banking System and US Dollar
— Ruin through Regulations, Controls, Interest Manipulation, Fiat Money Expansion (Inflation), Destruction of Private Savings, etc.
10. American Anti-Business and Anti-Profit Culture
— The public using the “Hammer” of Government to “Squash” Evil Businesses, and Redistribute the Wealth and Profits of such Businesses.
Note: All of these factors are attacking Property Rights and Economic Freedom. American Business in general is caught between a rock and a hard place. It is no wonder that their only choices are to get in bed with government (cronyism), risk taking a chance with a foreign government by leaving the US, or simply closing up shop. Hell, I too would either leave or quit if my fellow Americans hated and abused me as much.