Small Business Owners Now At Most Pessimistic Level Since Before 2010 Elections

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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The decline of small business optimism parallels Obama’s rise to power. As Obama won the 2008 election, small business owners became more and more pessimistic about their prospects with their ratings hitting the lower point in the recorded index on Obama’s inauguration.

Rich Paid %23 More Under Bush Tax Cuts

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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IRS data show that the richest 1% paid $84 billion more in taxes in 2007 than they had in 2000 — that’s a 23% increase — even though their average tax rate went down. What’s more, their share of the overall income tax burden grew, climbing from 37% in 2000 to 40% in 2007.

National Debt and Unemployment Rate Doubled Since Democrats Took Congress

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Hope, Change and Depression didn’t begin in 2008. They began in 2006. The media blamed Bush during those two years of a Democratic Congress. Then in 2010, when there was a Republican Congress and a Democratic Oval Office Occupant, the media began blaming Congress.

The Death of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company: How Obama is Murdering the American Economy, One Small Business at a Time

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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The last sardine cannery in America closed this year, with the end of Stinson Seafood in Eastern Maine. Now Obama has succeeded in shutting down the Drakes Bay Oyster Company, the last oyster cannery in California.