Today, American Crossroads launched a new television ad that takes President Obama to task for "bad decisions" which have made it difficult for small businesses to create jobs.
In the ad small business owners cite increased taxes, rising health care expenses, and burdensome regulations, to make the case that Obama is destroying small businesses – the most important job engine of the U.S. economy.
Watch the new ad:
The ad is titled, "Next," but I prefer the "Obama is the problem" tag line that appears at the end of the ad.
Crossroads is spending $8.3 million to run the new ad in eight battleground states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.
American Crossroads director of state and regional media relations Nate Hodson said Obama's excessive regulation causes uncertainty:
"With Barack Obama calling the shots in the White House, entrepreneurs feel threatened and admit they are uncertain of their ability to create jobs. President Obama would rather make small business owners the enemy than take responsibility for mismanaging the economy over the last four years."
During Obama's presidency the total cost of regulations has increased 49 percent — from $1.17 trillion to $1.75 trillion.
There is a reason there aren't more jobs. Obama has made a lot of bad decisions.