Economic policy has been a crucial issue in every election. Candidates always promise that their reforms and stances will help American businesses, bringing in new jobs and a bright economic future.
Traditionally, democrats have touted themselves as the candidates for the working class. They promise to increase living wages, help workers unionize, and hold businesses accountable. While this sounds attractive it often leads to real problems.
Take for instance the massive corporate tax Obama passed. U.S. companies’ pay a whopping 35% federal tax. Compare that to Ireland’s corporate tax of 12.5%. What, then is the obvious conclusion? Businesses are moving their offices overseas.
Not only are we losing blue collar jobs, now white collar office jobs are leaving.
This just doesn’t affect big businesses, but businesses of all sizes. If major companies can’t afford to keep their offices in America, imagine how startups and small businesses feel.
So it comes as no surprise that many of them are supporting the GOP.
A poll surveying small business owners found that they prefer Donald Trump over his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Mantra, which is a social network specifically for small business, conducted a nationwide poll surveying 834 business owners from Sept. 26 to Sept. 28. The poll found 58.7 percent thought Trump won the first presidential debate while 41.3 percent said Clinton won.
The poll also asked the small business owners which candidate’s tax policy they found most favorable. Sixty-one percent said they thought Trump’s tax plan was the most favorable, while 38.8 percent favored Clinton’s tax policy.
Nearly 60 percent of those surveyed said they plan to vote for Trump, while roughly 40 percent said they plan to vote for Clinton.
For year the left has tried to make the republicans look like they only cared about big business. That’s simply not the case now, with their front runner Hillary taking cash from Wall Street.
Now we know that even small businesses, the Apple’s and Microsoft’s of the future, overwhelmingly supporting Trump. It’s no surprise why: he is a businessman himself, who will help companies of all sizes grow and flourish.
Hillary Clinton’s destructive trade policies and rampant taxes will cripple businesses. It doesn’t take a genius to see who’s better for the economy.