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Small Business Owners' Guide to the Election

By: Kent Hoover, Bizjournals
Posted: October 17, 2008

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"If it's really a serious problem, it just seems to me you've got to find a way to get money to solve it," he said. "We're talking about the human race here."

Both presidential candidates support tax incentives for alternative sources of energy, and that is good, Donaldson said.

But oil companies also need incentives to drill for oil in hard-to-reach places, he said. "My car doesn't run on wind."

Labor

Businesses could expect a lot more union organizing activity if Barack Obama is elected, and Democrats strengthen their control of the Senate.

Obama is a co-sponsor of legislation to make it much easier for unions to organize workplaces.