If President Obama and Congress are serious about stimulating the economy and creating jobs, they will stop giving federal small business contracts to large corporations. But I doubt you will see that happen.
I'm surprised that the NAACP has been silent on an issue that strikes at the heart of the organization's mission. That is, federal contracting with small businesses owned by minorities has dropped significantly in the last year.
President Obama needs to keep his 2008 campaign promise and pass a windfall profits tax on oil and gas industry. It will help keep the price of gas down, boost the economy and raise revenue to balance the budget.
President Obama is one of the most anti-small business presidents in U.S. history and his policies have devastated the middle class economy. His policies have forced millions of small businesses to close their doors and millions more people to lose their jobs.
Within a matter of months, if Obama's proposed merger is successful, small businesses will once again be unrepresented on the president's cabinet, and even worse -- they will no longer have a federal agency to assist them.
Judging by his actions, it seems that Barack Obama is becoming one of the most anti-small business presidents in U.S. history. People need to stop listening to what he says and start watching what he does.
One day after President Obama announced the American Jobs Act, his administration quietly announced plans to dismantle one of the nation's most successful programs to create jobs in minority communities from coast to coast.
Congress' focus is in the wrong place. The biggest challenge the U.S. faces right now is the jobs deficit, not the budget deficit. Unemployment rates determine a healthy and functioning economy, and those rates are reaching new heights.
Let's just try something crazy like not giving federal small business contracts to some of the biggest companies in the world, and instead direct those dollars to the nation's 27 million small businesses.
Small business advocates have raised concerns a section of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act will be used to threaten and intimidate small businesses that take issue with DoD's small business contracting practices.
The proposal to combine the SBA with the Commerce Department is just the latest attempt by the government to cover up billions of dollars in abuse while dismantling small business contracting programs.