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Obama Ignores Prime Opportunity to Help Prevent Double Dip Recession

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

As I predicted in my August 6th and August 24th Huffington Post blogs, President Barack Obama has decided to continue the Bush Administration policy o...

Double Dip Recession Could be Prevented with Silver Bullet Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today it was announced the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers for last month were lower than originally estimated. Home sales and consumer confidenc...

Obama-Administration Fabricated Small-Business Contracting Data Coming Soon

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I'm betting the "Change We Can Believe In" Obama administration will completely falsify the actual percentage of government contracts that were awarded to legitimate small businesses.

Obama Refusing to Back Private Sector Jobs Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Barack Obama is refusing to back a bill that could create millions of jobs in the private sector. The bill, the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act, H.R.2568, was introduced by Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson last May.

Jobless Claims Soar as Obama Continues to Shortchange Small Business

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama has allocated only a fraction of federal stimulus funds directly to the 27 million small businesses that create virtually 100 percent of America's net new jobs.

Obama Administration Will Bury Small Business Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Any day now the Obama Administration will release the federal government's small business contracting data for fiscal year (FY) 2009. FY 2009 ended ov...

Contracting Abuses Could be Solved With New Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants has gone on for over a decade. H.R. 2568 is a deficit neutral and much needed solution to these long standing abuses.

Contracting Reform Bill Will Trump Obama Jobs Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

It does not make sense to give billions of dollars a year in federal small business contracts to corporate giants, and then turn around and try lending billions of dollars to small businesses who are floundering.

Conducting a 360 Degree Review of Your Web Platform and Marketing Efforts

Michael Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Tasner

I'm a huge fan of 360-degree reviews. They are typically used in the Human Resource department of a company for employee reviews. The objective of the review is to get a view from all different angles of the particular employee.

Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson Champions Small Business Legislation

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

Based on his strong track record for small businesses, The American Small Business League (ASBL) has endorsed Congressman Hank Johnson (D - GA) for reelection.

Little Known Bill Could Slash Unemployment

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Relatively few people have heard of H.R. 2568, the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act. Yet, the legislation stands alone as the only bill in...

The Fed And Congress Are Helpless; Can The Private Sector Save The Economy?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

With all the hand-wringing about leaving our grandchildren a huge federal debt, where is the concern about leaving them a nosediving economy?

Defense Industry Giants Block Small Business Job Creation Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

What percentage of Americans would agree that Fortune 500 firms should not be receiving federal small business contracts? 100 percent would be very close, but that doesn't seem to matter to Congress and the Obama Administration.

Obama Small Business Forum Was A Slap In The Face To Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I attended the Obama Administration's small business forum in Washington D.C. on Monday, June 28. Virtually every aspect of the event clearly demonstr...

Obama Forum Dominated By Angry Small Business Owners

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Monday, June 28, over 300 angry small business owners attended an Obama Administration small business forum at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Exxon Profits Soar, Still No Windfall Profits Tax from Obama

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lloyd Chapman

Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that its first quarter profit earnings were up 38 percent, totaling $6.3 billion in profits due mainly to the high p...

NASA Sued for Refusing to Release Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lloyd Chapman

This issue has gone on unabated for over decade. I don't think these abuses are going to stop until people start going to prison.

Obama Small Business Task Force May Ignore #1 Problem

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Monday, April 26, President Barack Obama announced the establishment of two task forces charged with removing barriers to access, and monitoring go...

Obama Administration Small Business Forum Shuns Critics

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

After angry small business owners from around the country registered to attend the forum and speak, the agenda was abruptly modified to preclude any unscripted comments.

Dear President Obama, Quit Cheating Small Businesses Out of Federal Contracts

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

During your Presidential campaign you promised, "an end to business as usual in Washington," and "change we can believe in." You made several promises...

Obama Small Business Conference Draws Criticism

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

On Monday, June 14, the Obama Administration suddenly announced that it will hold a small business forum in Washington D.C. on June 28. Obama Adminis...

General Services Administration Officials to Be Deposed in Lawsuit Over Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Since 2003, investigations have uncovered billions of dollars in federal small business contracts ending up in the hands of Fortune 500 firms and some of the largest businesses in Europe and Asia.

NASA Sued For Refusing to Release Contracting Data on United Space Alliance

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Tuesday, June 8, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed suit against the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Federal D...

Obama Administration Faces Court Battle Over Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Tuesday, March 30, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in United States District Court, Northern ...

Obama Proposes Tax Cut for Mega Rich Venture Capitalist Contributors

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Barack Obama has proposed new legislation that will allow many of the nation's wealthiest venture capitalists to avoid paying billions of do...