Actually, I will pose this to both conservative and liberal. I voted for Obama, because he said that Small Business is what we were built on. Bush said the same thing. However, year after year, there is no small business support in the Exec or Legislative branch - but they sure as hell run on it every year. So, why can't we get one?
Answer by happy-go-lucky at 11:48 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:43 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by SavageJane at 6:44 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by Gal51 at 8:13 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
mommom2000, did you seriously think that the big banks were going to take risks on small business owners in this economy? They used the bailout money to line their own pockets with raises and bonuses. The trickle-down theory has never worked, just ask Reagan.
Answer by kenzie07 at 7:45 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Your question presumes that if one does not rely on government for prosperity, then one is doomed to fail. This is false premise. A business can survive without the "help" of government. Furthermore I do not own a business for the good of the community; I own aa business for the good off my family. I don't seek a profit in order to create jobs; I seek profit in order to create income upon which my very survival depends on. I am not a fan of big business a.k.a corporatism which is antagonistic to capitalism. If big business wants tosell their soul to the devil by taking bailout money, then that is on them.
Answer by Gal51 at 9:13 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by Gal51 at 9:37 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by kenzie07 at 7:29 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
So Gal, you (and I'm assuming many other small business owners) would rather go out of business as opposed to accepting a bailout and be beholden to the government? How does that help the economy or provide jobs? Small business owners should be just as much, if not MORE angry at big business, as well as the government. Big business buys and sells the politicians and entraps the US economy in their strangle hold in the process.
Answer by Sisteract at 8:36 PM on Aug. 24, 2010
Answer by Gal51 at 10:04 PM on Aug. 24, 2010