Limiting job creators' access to capital at this critical point in the life of our nation's economy is a profoundly bad idea. We are depending on our small businesses to grow and put our communities back to work. They are depending on Small Business Administration loans to finance their physical growth: real estate and machinery. And we are all depending on our elected leaders to put aside their risky, partisan gamesmanship and come together to pass legislation and enact policy in a bipartisan, responsible way that reflects our national needs and priorities.
We've often heard that uncertainty is bad for business, but the Washington gridlock and its latest symptom, sequestration, is the wrong kind of certainty.