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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.

By Rieva Lesonsky Originally published Jul 1, 2005

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

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

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

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