Local Businessman, Prom Date Loaded On Roofies And Box Wine In The Back Seat Of A Car, Both Wondering What Will Happen To Them Next

Charlie Huntington

Charlie HuntingtonWhile who actually occupies the White House may not have a big effect on the individual decisions of Maine business owners, the overall tone of Washington does affect the broader business community, according to Matt Jacobson, executive vice president at Oxford Networks and a former Republican gubernatorial candidate. “To me the issue is uncertainty,” Jacobson said. Several major policy issues — the most pressing being sequestration, otherwise known as the “fiscal cliff,” which includes across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases that many say will tip the country back into recession — now face lawmakers in Washington and could have an effect on the country’s economy. “I’m not sure we got much clarity [on those issues], and as businesses, for better or worse, we want to know what’s going to happen so we can make choices,” Jacobson said. “Uncertainty can be crippling,” said Dana Connors, CEO of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. (read more at Bangor Daily News)