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Upcoming Obama Conference Could Be Bad News for Small Business

Posted October 26, 2009 | 19:17:47 (EST)

On Wednesday, October 21, President Barack Obama announced plans to convene a conference of "regulators, congressional leaders, lenders and small businesses to determine what additional steps we can take to get credit flowing to small businesses that want to expand and create more jobs."

Small business groups like...

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Obama Plan for SBA Could Spell Disaster for Middle Class Firms

Posted September 8, 2009 | 21:52:26 (EST)

The following press release was put out by the American Small Business League:

Petaluma, Calif. - President Barack Obama's future plans for the Small Business Administration (SBA) are raising concerns within the small business community. The American Small Business League (ASBL) is sounding the alarm and expressing its concerns over...

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Obama Administration Policies Will Divert Funds From Middle Class Economy

Posted September 2, 2009 | 21:49:43 (EST)

The Obama Administration is diverting federal contracts intended for middle class firms to many of the largest corporations in the world. Information on the government's Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) indicates that Obama officials are counting billions of dollars in contracts awarded to corporate giants around the world towards the...

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Small Business Administration Continues to Fabricate Contracting Data

Posted August 21, 2009 | 20:47:46 (EST)

On Friday, August 21, 2009, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released its fiscal year (FY) 2008 small business goaling report and procurement scorecard, which indicated that the government awarded 21.50 percent or $93.3 billion in prime contract awards to small businesses. That said, there are a host of reasons why...

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Obama Administration Rhetoric Inconsistent with Small Business Policies

Posted August 20, 2009 | 15:55:37 (EST)

The American Small Business League posted the following press release today:

Petaluma, California -- On Tuesday, the Obama Administration released a press release outlining increased efforts to include small businesses in the economic recovery, and federal contracting programs. Despite mentioning the significant impact of small businesses on our nation's economy,...

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GSA Claims Ignorance in ASBL Search for Mystery Contractors

Posted August 5, 2009 | 20:29:14 (EST)

The General Services Administration (GSA) is refusing to release the names of the firms that received federal small business contracts under the classifications, "miscellaneous foreign contractors," and "classified domestic contractor."

The American Small Business League (ASBL) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the GSA seeking the specific...

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Obama Administration Stalls the Release of Small Business Contracting Data, According to the American Small Business League

Posted August 3, 2009 | 21:45:04 (EST)

The American Small Business League released the following press release today:

It has now been 10 months since the end of the federal government's fiscal year (FY) 2008, yet the Obama Administration has still not released the federal government's annual small business contracting statistics for that year.

Since the federal...

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Small Businesses Short Changed on Stimulus Funds

Posted July 28, 2009 | 21:04:23 (EST)

It is time for America's small businesses to unite and take action!

Los Angeles, CA - In a recent national address, President Barack Obama boldly proclaimed that his administration's economic stimulus package was working. Meanwhile, small businesses in middle class America struggle to simply keep their doors open. Despite thousands...

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Rep. Johnson Applauds American Small Business League for its Work on Small Business Contracting

Posted July 21, 2009 | 16:10:56 (EST)

Congressman Hank Johnson (D - GA), today issued a press release applauding the American Small Business League (ASBL) and its President Lloyd Chapman for their efforts as an advocate for small businesses, specifically businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans.

On May 21, Congressman Johnson proposed...

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New Bill Could be Powerful Economic Stimulus for Middle Class Firms

Posted July 14, 2009 | 21:53:39 (EST)

More than two years ago, notable small business advocate Lloyd Chapman sat in a hotel in Durango, Colorado and drafted a bill to stop billions of dollars in fraud and abuse in federal small business contracting programs. On Thursday, May 21, Congressman Hank Johnson (D - GA) introduced H.R. 2568,...

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U.S. Hispanic Chamber Challenged on Its Small Business Credentials by ASBL

Posted July 10, 2009 | 13:30:33 (EST)

The American Small Business League (ASBL) released the following press release this morning. In it, the ASBL challenges the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to, "put-up or shut-up," and to, "produce any press releases, media appearances, legislation or lawsuits filed by the chamber that would indicate the chamber has ever...

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ASBL President Lloyd Chapman Goes After Obama on Fox News

Posted May 1, 2009 | 18:42:05 (EST)

The President of the American Small Business League (ASBL) Lloyd Chapman was a featured guest on Fox's, America's Newsroom this morning regarding the Obama Administration and its failure to address the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.

In February of 2008, then Senator Obama stated,...

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Small Businesses Want President Obama to Answer One Question, According to the American Small Business League

Posted March 24, 2009 | 13:26:29 (EST)

The American Small Business League (ASBL) posted the following press release this morning. In it the league asks President Obama a single question regarding the diversion of billions of dollars in federal small business contracts to Fortune 500 corporations every year.

Small businesses are the backbone of our nation's economy....

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Glenn Beck: The Death of Small Business with Lloyd Chapman

Posted March 11, 2009 | 15:11:50 (EST)

Recently, Glenn Beck and American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman discussed the death of small businesses on Fox. The segment really speaks to the importance of small businesses to our nation's economic recovery.

During the segment, Chapman discusses the impact of fraud and abuse on federal small business...

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Obama Economic Policy Falters Without Small Business Stimulus, According to ASBL

Posted March 10, 2009 | 18:32:43 (EST)

The American Small Business League (ASBL) released the following today:

Petaluma, Calif. - Since President Barack Obama signed the stimulus bill, the Dow has dropped to a 12-year low and unemployment has jumped to a 25-year high. The most recent U.S. Census Bureau statistics could be the key to understanding...

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Lloyd Chapman: Obama's Broken Promise to Small Businesses

Posted January 19, 2009 | 13:26:26 (EST)

The Exception Magazine published the following story this morning.

On February 22, 2008, Barack Obama released the following statement:

"It is time to end the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants."

The statement was made in response to more than 12 federal investigations, which found billions of...

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ASBL: Obama Ignores Economic Experts On Stimulus Plan

Posted January 8, 2009 | 13:15:18 (EST)

The American Small Business League (ASBL) released the following press release today.

Petaluma, Calif. - President-elect Barack Obama and the new 111th Congress will soon be rolling-out an economic stimulus plan. The stimulus package will no doubt cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, and there is no guarantee...

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ASBL's Lloyd Chapman Questions Whether Obama Stimulus Plan Will Favor Venture Capitalists

Posted January 7, 2009 | 18:20:17 (EST)

In a guest commentary published on The Exception Magazine's website, www.exceptionmag.com; the President and Founder of the American Small Business League (ASBL), Lloyd Chapman questioned whether the, "latest economic stimulus plan that will come from President-elect Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress will likely contain new loopholes in federal laws...

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ASBL Campaigns to Stop Fraud and Abuse in Small Business Contracting Programs

Posted January 5, 2009 | 17:19:38 (EST)

The American Small Business League released the following play list via YouTube today.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8E14EF8FEA0529AE

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Lloyd Chapman: ASBL Predicts Obama Will Favor Venture Capitalists Over Small Businesses

Posted December 30, 2008 | 20:31:51 (EST)

Today, The American Small Business League released the following video via YouTube regarding the ASBL's prediction that with the help of senior democratic leaders in Congress, President-elect Obama will sign legislation to allow billionaire venture capitalists to dominate federal programs designed for small businesses.

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