Last night, a group of Sensible Regulations members and small business owners from around Florida gathered at Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Ybor City to watch and react to the second presidential debate. The consensus was evident: small businesses are being hurt by the flood of regulation coming out of Washington, and they need each candidate to layout concrete plans of how to restore balance to the regulatory process. Bay News 9 was at the event:
“The topic of small businesses kept coming up over and over again during the debate.
A group of small business owners watched the debate at the Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Ybor City, a locally owned and operated small business itself.
The crowd wanted to hear how the candidates plan to handle the economy. They were also very interested in healthcare, taxes and regulations.
“I’m disappointed because I can’t get real answers,” said Eric Brown. “In my opinion, it doesn’t matter who wins because you have to deal with Congress who controls everything. If a Democrat has good answer, a Republican is going to shoot it down. The same the other way so until we make changes in our Congress, it doesn’t matter who our president is, we’re going to have the same results.”