There’s an old saying, “Never hit a man when he’s down—instead, kick him.” Funny, right? Not if you’re a business owner or an entry-level employee in one of the many states where politicians appear to be taking this line to heart.Disturbing economic reports show that many businesses are already “down.” The service industry dropped 12 percentage points in January, coming in well below projections, according to The Institute for Supply Management’s Business Activity Index. And during the same ...

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