Whew! Xtremely sensitive subject Rich, this thread...
I don't think we can blame it on any administration, as I did above,
though each ceo does leave his mark.
It's a general attitude of the citizenry that prevails.
IMO, the vast improvements in society have just not reached many of those in need. Society is to be judged by the quality of life of the common man.
Something should be done, when retired folks can lose everything, to the point of being put on the street, due to care for a catastrophic illness, as they call it.
Socialized medicine... where does it end?
Government simply becomes more invasive, hedging on personal freedom and liberty, each day.
Small business IS the business of the country.
WE make the world go around.
NOT those corporate multi-nationals.
They are licensed to provide goods to US, for our benefit.
Somehow circumstances have become inequitable.
No law has mandated real property be maintained to preserve it's value and protect the tax roles, yet, I must have bonds and liability coverage, mandated by law, to protect that property should incidental damage occur as I repair it.