SBA Poll Results: Overtime pay for salary workers

The Question:
President Obama has announced he plans to change the overtime rules for salaried workers. What do you think?

11% - I agree with the president’s plan.

89% - The president has no right to interfere with my employment relationships.

My Comments:
It’s no surprise that the large majority of an audience of small business owners would think President Obama’s plan to interfere with employer/employee relationships by changing overtime rules for salaried employees is a bad one.

Senator George McGovern was once as liberal and anti-business as a politician could get. He was for everything that was proposed– and he also wrote legislation–that put government in the way of a business. After he retired from Congress he opened a bed-and-breakfast and operated it for a short time. Upon divesting himself of this enterprise he now famously said that if he had known how difficult it was to run a business, he would have voted much differently during his career in Congress.

Too bad President Obama didn’t learn from the late Senator McGovern’s education.

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