We have to cut wasteful spending. We all get that. Is that going to rebound the economy? Not as much as people claim -- a lot more is needed.
This economy will rebound because there's nowhere to go but up and construction will rebound, which is one of the big laggards in the small business space.
But it's not good enough, and both sides are responsible. The economy will never truly recover and the US businessscape will never be positioned to succeed in the long-term if we don't create an environment that encourages entrepreneurs to take risks and corporations to invest back into growth instead of lining their own pockets. The right has to stop defending corporate greed that is putting money into a select few instead of investing it back into growing long-term shareholder value. The left has to stop pretending like mini tax breaks for small businesses fixes anything, as long as they are crippling businesses and corporations with unnecessary regulations and taxes that more than anything, increase the cost of doing business and increase the safety net they have to set up to protect themselves from risk that leads to potential payouts.