Over the past few weeks, Barack Obama’s disdain toward free enterprise and American business owners has been on display. But the president’s assault on business is more than just a war of words and dishonest campaign ads. Rather, it is waged in his actions, his own failed economic policies and his hostility to job creators.

Here in Virginia, we see the effects of these policies every day. It’s clear to me that Mr. Obama is no friend to small business. From higher taxes to environmental regulatory overreach to new health care mandates, this administration has impaired the ability of businesses to survive, let alone grow and hire new employees. Consider Obamacare: Additional taxes on investment income and an increase in Medicare payroll taxes will impose a significant burden on small businesses.

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