Small business setbacks

Dear Editor:Alaina Niemann's letter, "Green Job Scam," is right on. (Letters to the Editor, 3/3/11) She is so right in identifying that industries needing government subsidies (i.e., our money), are not economically viable. Our elected officials would do better to help create an environment in which small start-up tech companies can exist and big companies can grow without having to go overseas. How about eliminating petty regulations that strangle business? How about increasing access to capital for small business? All big business started as small business...and oh yea, big government started as small government. Now there's a trend we could reverse to our benefit. -- Tom Burney Downey

********** Published: March 10, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 47