Pawlenty: Government Discourages Business Growth

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Likely GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says government discourages the American spirit when it gets involved in business and commerce.

The former Minnesota governor said Friday that the overwhelming message he hears from employers is “get the government off my back.” He said they mainly object to burdensome taxes and regulations.

Pawlenty made the remarks at a conservative dinner in New Hampshire, which holds the nation’s first presidential primary.

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