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Don't Take This Sitting Down!

Small-business legislation needs to move forward, so get out there and do something about it.

This story appears in the July 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Ever since these words were shouted by fictional TV anchor Howard Beale in the 1976 movie classic Network, millions of us have shared the sentiment. Maybe some of you even did what Beale suggested and shared your anger. I know I wrote those very words in this space several years ago.

I hate being repetitive, but in this case, I AM mad as hell and I'm NOT going to take this anymore. And you should all be joining me in my outrage. Why am I so mad? Well, I'm angry on your behalf. There are so many empty words and promises being uttered in support of entrepreneurs that it's hard to keep track. Politicians (from both parties) regularly proclaim how important you are to the economy, how vital you are to the nation's future and how they always have your best interests in mind.

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