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Mr. Chapman began his career working for legendary Texas political leader Bob Bullock. He spent eight years in the Texas Controller’s office, before moving to California in 1986 to enter the computer industry. It was at this time that he first became aware of major problems in federal small business contracting programs, and soon became an advocate for small technology firms. In this role, he closely monitored federal “set-aside” contracts for small businesses. His work triggered a 1991 Congressional investigation into the F-22 Stealth fighter that forced the Air Force and Lockheed Martin to allocate an additional $501 million to small and minority-owned firms.

In his continuing role as a small business advocate, Mr. Chapman spearheaded litigation to acquire information on small business utilization in government contracting. In 1993, a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit led to the release of vital information documenting small business contracting awards. This has paved the way for greater participation by small businesses in federal contracting.

In 2003, information provided by Mr. Chapman prompted a GAO investigation confirming that, in direct conflict with the Small Business Act of 1953, a significant number of small business contracts were being awarded to some of the world’s largest corporations.

In order to form a coalition to promote fair policy in federal small business contracting, Mr. Chapman founded a trade group, the Micro Computer Industry Suppliers Association, in 2003. When membership began to include businesses in other industries, the name of the organization was changed to the American Small Business League in 2004.

A vocal crusader for the rights of small business, Mr. Chapman is a familiar figure at the Small Business Administration and in the United States Congress, where he has continued to work tirelessly during the last two presidential administrations to prevent federal small business contracts from being diverted to large corporations.

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Obama's Closing the Small Business Administration, Why Is the Media Helping?

(16) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Not one journalist has ever mentioned that President Obama's plan to combine the Small Business Administration (SBA) with the Department of Commerce was the exact plan that Ronald Reagan proposed to close it.

Here is the truth that you will never hear or see in any story in the mainstream...

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Obama Revives Ronald Reagan's Plan to Kill Small Business Programs

(11) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 12:51 PM

President Obama has revived a plan Ronald Reagan used to try and end all federal programs for the nation's 28 million small businesses. President Reagan's plan to permanently close the Small Business Administration (SBA) was to combine it with the Department of Commerce.

I first...

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Obama Small Business Administration Shutdown Will Go Unreported in Mainstream Media

(32) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 7:57 PM

Ronald Reagan tried to permanently close the Small Business Administration (SBA) during his administration. Reagan's method of closing the SBA was to combine it with the Department of Commerce.

In November of 2008 I predicted President Obama would try and permanently close the SBA as...

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SBA Fraud and Potential Closure Reveal True Small Business Advocates

(15) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 8:59 AM

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only government agency to assist the nation's 28 million small businesses. President Obama is proposing to close it. Now, who is objecting to that plan?

Without question, the oldest, largest, most efficient and effective federal program to stimulate the middle class...

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Small Business Administration Closure Plan Will Be Deceptive and Devastating

(19) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 11:08 PM

I predicted President Obama would try and close the Small Business Administration (SBA) by combining it with the Department of Commerce in November of 2008. He proved me right in January of 2012 when he announced his plan to do exactly that.

When Ronald Reagan...

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Obama Needs to Focus 100 Percent on Syria and Forget About the Economy and Jobs

(26) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 1:48 PM

I don't know about you and your family, but over at my house we have put all of our daily chores and challenges aside. Now, we are all focusing 100 percent of our time and attention to the "Crisis in Syria." My wife and I have stopped going to work,...

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SBA Administrator Leaves Agency with Legacy of Fraud and No Successor

(161) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 4:20 PM

This Friday could be an interesting day at the Small Business Administration (SBA). I'll tell you why I say that. It will be SBA Administrator Karen Mills' last day on the job. She resigned over six months ago and President Obama has not named a successor. That sounds...

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Pentagon PR Heavyweight Takes Over SBA Press Office, Why?

(34) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 5:54 PM

The most powerful and experienced public relations officer from the Pentagon has taken over the Small Business Administration (SBA) press office. Why?

Retired Naval Commander Terrence Sutherland has had a long career with the Department of Defense (DoD) managing public relations damage control. Sutherland is a public relations heavy...

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Obama's Plan to Close the SBA Will Sink the Economy and His Approval Rating

(21) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 7:09 PM

A recent survey by Gallup found President Obama's approval rating on handling the economy has dropped to just 35 percent. If President Obama continues with his plan to close the Small Business Administration (SBA) he could see his approval ratings drop to a record low and...

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Obama Wants to Close the SBA to Cover Up Fraud, Not Save Money

(9) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 8:39 AM

Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills resigned over six months ago. Her last day is at the end of August. President Obama has not even mentioned a possible permanent replacement. Could it be that President Obama intends to try and close the only agency in Washington that assists the...

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Small Business Administration Head Leaving Soon, Why No Replacement Announcement?

(34) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 3:36 PM

It was over six months ago that the Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills announced her resignation. The Deputy Administrator Marie Johns resigned in May. Karen Mills' last day will be at the end of August.

Why hasn't President Obama named her successor? Mills is...

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Has the Mainstream Media Unwittingly Helped the Government Cheat Small Businesses?

(22) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 9:18 AM

I began winning lawsuits and legal battles against the federal government in 1994. I have lost track of exactly how many legal battles I have won since then. I do know that over the last 10 years I have won over 30 legal battles with the federal government...

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Small Business Administration Cheats Small Businesses Again

(28) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 3:09 PM

On July 2, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released their latest fraudulent, fabricated and false claim that the federal government has come very close to achieving the 23 percent small business contracting goal require by federal law.

As usual, to eliminate media coverage, the SBA quietly released their...

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Should the Federal Government Be Giving Small Business Contracts to Fortune 500 Firms?

(161) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 2:32 PM

Ever since the economy took a nosedive in 2008, I have watched with total amazement as presidents, Congress, economists and the mainstream media have totally and completely ignored the single most important factor in the U.S. economy.

Small businesses create virtually 100 percent of the net new jobs in...

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Government Sequestration Cuts Pale in Comparison to Rampant Fiscal Abuse

(51) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 12:05 PM

The president, Congress and the media are all trying to convince us that the $85 billion annual sequestration budget cuts will cripple our government. Don't believe it. We don't need to raise taxes or cut Medicare or Social Security to balance the budget and cut the deficit. We simply need...

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Will Obama Succeed Where Reagan Failed in Closing the Small Business Administration?

(106) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 5:10 PM

President Ronald Reagan tried twice to close the Small Business Administration. His method of closing the SBA was to combine it with the Commerce Department.

Now President Obama has proposed to essentially close the SBA in the very same manner Reagan proposed, by combining it with...

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Obama to Dismantle Small Business Administration, Increase Foreign Aid

(98) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 1:02 PM

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau tells us that small businesses are responsible for more than 90 percent of net new jobs in America. Small businesses generate more than half of the GDP, half of the private sector workforce, and 90 percent of all U.S. exporters are small...

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Corporate Giants Should Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes

(13) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 10:51 AM

In 2009 Exxon Mobile ranked second on the Fortune 500, with profits of $19 billion, but paid absolutely nothing in federal income tax. Instead, they received a $156 million rebate from the IRS. Last year the 10 most profitable U.S. corporations paid an average...

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Every American Needs to Watch The Warning on Netflix if They Want the Truth about the Financial Collapse

(3) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 6:51 PM

I sometimes have insomnia, so I started watching Netflix on my iPhone and iPad to help me go to sleep at night. That started about a year ago.

Many of the documentaries on Netflix will give you a view of the U.S. and events around the world you have never...

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We Lost the War on Terror the Day We Attacked Iraq

(14) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 2:27 PM

Recently, I went through security for a flight from San Francisco to Palm Springs. I've learned to streamline my security screening by leaving my watch, jewelry and belt in my suitcase.

I was body scanned by a machine that, I suspect, someday will prove to cause various forms of...

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