Obama Seeks Support For Small Business – WSJ.com

Posted by Jason | Posted in Economics, Government | Posted on 25-10-2009

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If only we had a President who actually participated in private enterprise before being elected as President of the world’s largest economy.

By MAYA JACKSON RANDALL

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in his weekly radio address, took time out to highlight the importance of small businesses, saying too many small companies are still finding it difficult to obtain the loans they need to keep their businesses running.

“While credit may be more available for large businesses, too many small-business owners are still struggling to get the credit they need,” the president said in his prepared remarks. “These are the very taxpayers who stood by America’s banks in a crisis–and now it’s time for our banks to stand by creditworthy small businesses, and make the loans they need to open their doors, grow their operations, and create new jobs.”

Mr. Obama said it is time that large banks, who have already received substantial aid from the government, take the necessary steps to enable the recovery to take hold.

“Our economy as a whole can’t move ahead if small businesses and the middle class continue to fall behind,” he said, noting that small businesses have been hit hard by the recession. Many entrepreneurs can’t get the financing they need to start up their own companies and small firms have lost hundreds of thousands of jobs, he noted.

via Obama Seeks Support For Small Business – WSJ.com.

No amount of prodding by our socialist-in-chief is going to help small business as long as he continues his anti-free market policies. You cannot ask businesses to borrow money and banks to lend money when the environment for entrepreneurship is under attack. Costs will skyrocket on small businesses with Obama’s so called taxes on the rich, socialized medicine, cap and trade, card check, and…… We are only nine months in. If you are a small business or a bank, do you feel comfortable that you can accurately assess what the future economy will look like. Banks and companies make investment decisions based on risk and reward. If they cannot accurately assess risk, they will not invest.


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