From a Boston Globe account of a Hillary Clinton campaign trip to New Hampshire:
Clinton also made a veiled criticism at President Obama's track record on small businesses. "We've stalled out," Clinton said, saying she's been hearing repeatedly from small business owners who cite regulatory barriers to growth.
Maybe those small business owners are on to something? If Mrs. Clinton would propose to do something about it, it might actually be a constructive contribution. She might learn something from the example of the underrated President Carter. As I wrote:
Americans who get packages from FedEx, fly on low fares on Southwest or JetBlue, or buy goods delivered by train or truck are reaping the benefits of Mr. Carter's successful effort, as he put it in a 1978 speech, to "get the regulatory agencies and government agencies' nose out of the private sector's business and let our free enterprise system work in the United States."...With the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 and a series of other laws deregulating air cargo, trucking, railroad freight, and even to some extent banking and energy, Mr. Carter rolled bureaucracy back, in sharp contrast to Mr. Obama.