At the heart of the American spirit is the concept of entrepreneurship. Nothing is a better reflection of entrepreneurship than American small business. Small businesses have long been at the heart of the American economy. And, for many decades now, the ability to run a successful small business has become harder and harder. Regulations, taxation, and market barriers-to-entry have all conjoined to make it difficult to make a go of even the best and brightest ideas. Local, state, and federal governments have long used regulation to pick favorites. Legislation designed to “stimulate” business has been used to choose big business over the “little guy” or the corporations, whose board members donate large amounts of money to political candidates, are chosen as “essential,” while the mom-and-pop shop is closed down as non-essential. Small business owners have become targets of class warfare, in which they are mis-characterized as “fat cats” that deserve to pay much more in taxes than those that work for others; causing many business owners to bear heavy financial burdens.
Government’s favoritism toward some businesses - in the form of regulation, grants, tax-breaks, and loans - routinely puts difficult and unnecessary “standards” in place that the small business owner can’t overcome. As a small business owner for many years, Dr. Robert Lowry has personally experienced these situations and knows first hand what small business owners can do if the government simply gets out of the way. Dr. Lowry is devoted to deregulation, lower taxation, and lower overall restrictions to starting businesses and letting people keep more of what they produce. Dr Robert Lowry wants small business and entrepreneurship to flourish in Texas and the rest of America.
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