"Politicians also have a love affair with the 'small business exemption.' Too much paperwork? Too heavy a burden? Not enough time? Just exempt small businesses from the rule. It sounds so pro-growth. Instead it's an admission that the costs of a regulation just can't be justified."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."John Sununu on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."John Sununu on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."John Sununu on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."John Sununu on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."John Sununu on Abraham Lincoln
"The American formula for creating business is not to have the government create business."
"Not since the steam engine has any invention disrupted business models like the Internet. Whole industries including music distribution, yellow-pages directories, landline telephones, and fax machines have been radically reordered by the digital revolution."
"The Internet creates as well as destroys. Social networks, search advertising, and cloud computing are multibillion dollar industries that didn't exist 10 years ago. They are products of the same force that has rendered the Postal Service's core business obsolete."
"Energy and environmental regulation, transportation, and broadband policy all benefit when legislators have a basic grounding in the technical concepts behind business models, products, and innovation."
"Barack Obama's life was so much simpler in 2009. Back then, he had refined the cold act of blaming others for the bad economy into an art form. Deficits? Blame Bush's tax cuts. Spending? Blame the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. No business investment? Blame Wall Street."