I used to vote Republican most of the time because they seemed to be the party that was most friendly to small business. In recent years they’ve shown that this is not the case, and in the last two elections I’ve voted for Democrats—or at least, I’ve voted against Republicans.
I was disgusted last year when the Republicans were more interested in trying to block health care reform (for political reasons) than in trying to work with Democrats to actually reform health care. Small business owners and the self employed were the ones being failed by our old health care system—I knew one small business owner who had to drop health care coverage for his 20 employees.
The latest evidence that Republicans would rather score political points than help small businesses is their effort to block the current legislation that would provide loans and tax cuts for small businesses. Since when do Republicans oppose tax cuts? Since they started loving their party more than they do their country.