The results of the 2010 midterm elections is a signal that voters want to stop of out of control federal spending, at least according to James W. Elmer, ABC’s 2010 national chairman. The Associated Builders and Contractors’ issued a statement on the Nov. 2 results.

“A cloud of uncertainty has hung over the construction industry as projects remain on hold while business owners brace for the next big government mandate or tax hike,” said Elmer. “Meanwhile, those contractors that are working are struggling to navigate their way through a maze of new burdensome regulations coupled with a hostile business environment.”

Elmer also said that ABC is hopeful that the new Congress will bring new ideas that will help cut taxes and improve small businesses.

“Improving the nation’s business climate, while restoring fiscal discipline, is the real change we need to get the country moving forward,” he said.