Small Business Majority: Washington Needs to Act for Small Business

Locavesting

Washington spends a lot of time talking about the importance of small businesses – but not nearly enough time passing legislation that actually helps small businesses grow and thrive.

Small businesses create two-thirds of all new jobs, and have supported 55 percent of all jobs since the 1970s. In cities hit hard by the recession, like Detroit, small employers have been particularly vital in rebuilding struggling neighborhoods. And, entrepreneurs continue to be leaders in innovating and finding better ways to solve old problems.

Clearly, small businesses are crucial to keeping our economy humming and our communities strong. Yet, Washington is more focused on paying lip service to small businesses than actually passing policies that help them thrive.

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When it Comes to Our Economy, Washington Can Do Something Before the Mid-Term Elections

Huffington Post

The level of inaction in Washington is stunning.

The relief among pundits, news hounds and politicians was palpable when insiders announced last week that Congress is expected to pass a temporary funding bill to keep the government open past the end of the month.

Don’t get me wrong. We all are happy to avoid another government shutdown. But, when did the bar dip this low? How is it possible that agreeing to keep the government running for a few more weeks is treated as a victory of governance when our economy is limping along?

After enduring a paralytic Congress more concerned about re-election than governing the nation for years, small businesses have had enough. Continue reading