Trump spurs small-business optimism in Milwaukee area (via jsonline)

It’s all still quite tentative, but Donald Trump’s election and first few months as president have small-business executives in southeastern Wisconsin feeling sunnier about the prospects for their companies.

That may not seem surprising; business generally favors Republicans. But there was no comparable surge in small-business optimism when George W. Bush won in 2000 after eight years of Democratic incumbency.

And Trump, with his populist rhetoric, rapid-fire tweeting and occasional statements that are demonstrably false, isn’t exactly a standard-issue Republican.

No problem. Or, at least, not enough of one to outweigh what executives view as a business-friendly White House they hope will reduce regulations and taxes.  More from Rick Romell from here > Trump spurs small-business optimism in Milwaukee area 

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 1982:   Beer Barrel Bernie of the Milwaukee Brewers during a MLB game in July 1982 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)

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