Sam Keller's TEC Blog

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What Do You Think?

In this month's Corporate Report Wisconsin, Editor Laurie Arendt polled CRW's subscribers about the political environment and its effect on business. This lead to five questions that have been asked of the two Senate candidates, Senator Feingold and Mr. Johnson. Surprisingly, neither has responded. So my questions is "what do you think?"

Here are the five questions:

  • Our readers, all of whom are business owners and executives in the state of Wisconsin, are very concerned about the spending that is going on by our federal government. What is your opinion of the current federal spending levels and what must our country do to reduce our debt burden?
  • In your opinion, has the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act been a success or a failure? Why?
  • What is your opinion of cap and trade and similar type of policies? What do you believe is the real impact on American businesses if this type of mandate is implemented in the United States?
  • Many of our readers have responded to the current economy by hunkering down. They have stopped hiring because they are concerned about the cost of mandated health care coverage; they are concerned about the effects and costs of cap and trade. What do you believe our country’s leaders need to do to get business running again?
  • What defines a Wisconsin pro-business candidate, and which candidate comes closest to this definition?
So what do you think? Keep these questions in mind when you select a candidate and vote on November 2.

Click here for the link to the editorial.