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Monday, July 16, 2012
The LuLac Edition #2128, July 16th, 2012
Small business, any business doesn't do it on their own
OBAMA AND SMALL BUSINESS
As usual the national Republicans are taking the President’s words out of context and saying he was against small business. The President, in an address over the weekend said that we are all in this together and that even a business owner who is wildly successful did not achieve that greatness on their own. He pointed out that somewhere along the line there was a mentor or teacher who helped encourage the successful business person. All of a sudden, the right wing talk radio people began to say that the President was anti business. This is not an attack on small business people but rather a wake up call against a new generation of politicians who are anti government. Like it or not, government, since the beginning of this country has had a partnership with business. Government and business worked hand in hand. We would not have won the second World War if government and business did not work together.
While no one will admit it, the Republican right is using business as a rallying cry in a similar way they used the Pro Life people in this country. For years the GOP has led the people who are legitimately and sincerely opposed to abortion down the political trail. They’d use this issue to pump up the base and paint others as crazed baby killers. Yet when the GOP had a Supreme Court majority, when they controlled Congress, not once did they do the political bidding of this large voting bloc. Why? Because like the pro life advocates, the GOP is using business as an issue that wants to paint this administration as anti business and by extension, anti American. The national GOP would have you believe that the job creators got rich on their own. They didn’t. They got that way because they built their business in a civilized Democracy that provides public services by that entity the GOP continually beats up, the government.
Just last week Senate Republicans blocked a Democrat-backed bill that would have extended tax cuts to small businesses. Both sides indicated the vote was political one -- Democrats said Republicans blocked the bill to cost President Barack Obama political points. Republicans said that the legislation was a campaign stunt and wasn't enough to have any impact on jump-starting the economy. If this bill passed, $73 billion would be the amount of the projected total increase in personal incomes.
Some $87 billion –would be potentially added to the GDP.
Under this administration, the health care bill provides small businesses the opportunity to get tax breaks if they offer their employees health care.
This administration is trying to help small business but it gets shut out by a national party that insists on saying no.
As for the speech, the President lifted it from Elizabeth Warren a candidate for the U.S. Senate from the state of Massachusetts who defined what this country is all about. Folks, we better start working together or we’re done.
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Author of the book "A Radio Story/We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors" and "Leges Vitae" "26 Rules of Life" and the new novel, "Weather Or Knot". The blog editor also writes various news articles and columns as well as upcoming literary projects. The blog editor was a frequent guest on WYOU TV'S INTERACTIVE NEWSCASTS when political issues were discussed on the national, state and local level. Currently, Yonki is a weekly panelist on WYLN TV 35's Friday Topic A program. He also appears on the Hazleton, PA. stations Election Night coverage and does special projects and stories for WYLN TV 35's 10PM Newscast "Late Edition".