Group Says HALT! to Government


ABC wants to Halt the Assault. No, it’s not a new reality television show. Read on.

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 77 chapters across the United States. It is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

It previously formed the Free Enterprise Alliance (no explanation required) with that initiative now launching the Halt the Assault program. The Assault comes in the form of intrusive government policies that prevent growth. Other campaign focuses are creating jobs and boosting the economy — both negatively impacted by the too frequent regulatory hurdles.

From the national launch: 

“Our nation is moving in the wrong direction. The government is pushing for more regulation, more bureaucratic control, and more red tape which is choking off small business in America,” said Chris Singerling, Director of Political Affairs for the group. “It is our goal to Halt the Assault on entrepreneurs and small business owners. We must reverse the current trend toward centralized government so that businesses can hire more workers and get our economy back on its feet.”

ABC of Indiana supports the national effort and points out that small business owners (a category in which most of its members fit) are the most respected profession in America.  Small business owners receive a 90% favorability rating, while in contrast, members of Congress, bureaucrats and union bosses are well below 40%.  

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