Republicans Are No Longer the Party of Business

“It’s as if House Republicans are playing suicide bomber with the U.S. economy” . “As a businessman, it defies all reason”

T.J. Gentle, chief executive officer of Smart Furniture, an online custom furniture maker in Chattanooga, employs 250 people, has seen sales grow 25 percent this year, and was planning another round of hiring—until Republican hard-liners forced the federal government to close on Oct. 1. Gentle is the embodiment of moderate, …