Small Businesses May Be Even More Sick of Washington Than Most Americans

Kevin McCarthy on Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The new leader of the House Republicans, California Representative Kevin McCarthy, is one of dozens of members of Congress with a small business background (he once used $5,000 in lottery winnings to open a deli in Bakersfield). That representation hasn’t satisfied Main Street business owners: Only 4 percent said Washington served them well in a new poll, and 35 percent said it served them “moderately well.”

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