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Business Organizations Dismayed by Obama

October 1st, 2012 Comments off

WashingtonExaminer says a poll of manufacturers and small business owners commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) reveals 55 percent would not have started their businesses in today’s economic climate. Additionally, 69 percent say President Obama’s regulatory policies have hurt their business and 54 percent say China and India are more supportive of small business and manufacturers than the U.S. Sixty-seven percent report there is not enough stability to expand their businesses. Jay Timmons, president of NAM, says, “There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the American people. To fix this problem, we need immediate action on pro-growth tax and regulatory policies that put manufacturers in the United States in a position to compete and succeed in an ever-more competitive global economy.” MHProNews has learned NFIB president Dan Danner notes the government has erected too many barriers to growth that increase the cost of doing business.

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The Irony of HUD

August 28th, 2012 Comments off

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) notes the irony of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prosecuting the operators of MHCs in Minnesota and Alabama for discriminating against minorities when in fact HUD routinely discriminates against potential manufactured home buyers by making it more difficult and costly to finance a manufactured home consumers can afford. MHARR rightly observes that, in its actions and regulatory policies, HUD  for the industry to fulfill HUD’s own mission of providing affordable housing for millions of Americans. Says MHARR, “The industry’s post-production sector should be similarly engaged, collectively, independently and directly – on a pro-active basis – to change this and make manufactured housing a key part of the solution to the nation’s housing needs.”

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