Small Business Owners React to the Bailout
As the House of Representatives was set to vote on the newly reconfigured economic bailout package (passed by the Senate on Oct. 1 and by the House on Oct. 3), small business owners across the country—some of whom are already squeezed by the credit crunch (BusinessWeek.com, 9/26/08)—are reacting with a mix of frustration, anger, and disbelief as the government attempts to relieve the ailing credit markets with a $700 billion rescue plan. The day before the legislation was expected to be pushed through the House, BusinessWeek's Stacy Perman spoke with a spectrum of small business owners across the country who shared their reactions to the plan.
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