Cantor: Obama has declared 'war' on small business

The Obama administration has declared "war" on small businesses, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) argued Thursday.

Cantor spoke on a conference call organized by the Republican National Committee (RNC), responding to an appearance by Vice President Biden in Cantor's congressional district today.

"I'd like to address the seeming war this administration has declared on small business," Cantor said. "I'm sure he'll hear what I've been hearing -- that people in the area are nervous."

Cantor thanked Biden for coming to Richmond, adding it was an "honor" for national elected officials to visit before tearing into the Obama administration's policies.

"The impact of their policies will not be measured in jobs saved and created, but rather, in jobs lost and destroyed," the second-ranking House Republican said. "I know that if he listens to the job creators, the small businesses of our regions, he'll hear them ask to stop penalizing small businesses."

"Somehow we need to cast aside all the ego associated with the stimulus bill and get down to business here," Cantor added.