Washington Examiner: Progressive activists attempt to silence the business community (In the News)

Brad Smith & Scott Blackburn

Should businesses engage in political activity to protect jobs, fight unnecessary regulations or reduce costs? Most Americans think so.

Ninety-eight percent of Americans say if they ran a company facing burdensome laws and regulations, they would take some sort of political action.

Even corporate lobbying is supported by large majorities when it is in a business’s best interest. Eighty percent of Americans support lobbying to protect jobs, 72 percent support it to open new markets and 58 percent support it to reduce business costs.

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