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  • Nancy Pelosi’s Hair Appointment Hypocrisy Exemplifies Her Poor Political Instincts

    09/03/2020 7:35:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 3, 2020 | Ben Domenech
    Did the salon owner make Pelosi make an appointment? Did she make her take her mask off? Of course not. There is no politician in Washington so insulated from criticism as Nancy Pelosi. Still surrounded by all the good wishes of sycophantic journalists in awe of her previous tenure as Speaker, in DC Pelosi gets away with saying a wide variety of crazy things, committing herself to extreme positions, and engaging in pointless and occasionally self-damaging battles. Any outside perspective would see her as flailing and ineffectual. But in Washington, she is the Grand Dame of Capitol Hill who can...
  • Survey: One-fifth of small businesses will close if conditions don't improve

    08/24/2020 4:25:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug. 24, 2020 | Niv Elis
    One in every five small businesses say they will not be able to stay open if economic conditions don't improve in the next six months, and a similar number say they can only last a year. The survey from the National Federation of Independent Business, a trade group for small businesses, found that while many businesses expected to stay afloat, the pandemic was hitting significant numbers in devastating ways. “The health crisis is not impacting small businesses equally,” said Holly Wade, NFIB director of research and policy analysis. The pandemic, she said, was forcing small businesses to adapt to abrupt...
  • Remarks by President Trump During a Roundtable with Governors on the Reopening of America’s Small Businesses

    06/18/2020 6:24:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | 6/18/2020 | President Donald J Trump and others
    State Dining Room3:32 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Okay, thank you very much. It’s an honor to see you all today on this beautiful afternoon — White House.We’re here today to discuss our efforts to support our nation’s small businesses — working very hard — and safely reopen America. And that’s what’s happening. We’re doing record numbers. We’re doing numbers like nobody has ever seen before, actually.I’m thrilled to be joined by two good friends of mine: Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska — Pete, thank you very much; and a man that I’m going to see a little bit over the...
  • Democrats’ Gross Lockdown Hypocrisy Threatens Their Chances In 2020

    06/11/2020 6:44:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 11, 2020 | J.T. Young
    Democrats took aggressive social distancing action to combat coronavirus, but they’re throwing their arguments out the window when it comes to rioting and protesting. That contradiction is growing and is increasingly dangerous to them. The longer the protests continue, the more opportunity for Middle America and moderate voters to make that connection and turn on Democrats. As coronavirus entered America, state and local governments responded with an unprecedented lockdown of society and the economy, leaving almost 43 million people to file for unemployment in the past three months. In the first quarter, the economy shrank 5 percent, and the Atlanta...
  • Another 2.4 Million Americans Filed For Unemployment Last Week, 38 Million Since March

    05/21/2020 8:53:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 21, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    The Department of Labor reported Thursday that another 2.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week continuing a nine-week stretch of new jobless claims shattering the previous record for the most first-time filings in a single week. More than 38 million Americans have now filed for unemployment since pandemic lockdowns initiated an economic self-destruction wreaking havoc on American livelihoods and contributing to the great anxiety that the pandemic presents to a nation in distress. The April jobs report released from the Department of Labor this month shows the U.S. reached record levels of unemployment within the span of just two...
  • DOJ accuses reality TV personality of spending $1.5M in small-business relief on Rolex, jewelry, and child support

    05/14/2020 3:52:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2020 | Nihal Krishan
    Maurice Fayne, aka Arkansas Mo, 37, who stars in Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, was charged with bank fraud for his use of the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program, created to help struggling businesses weather the coronavirus economic shutdown. The Department of Justice accused Fayne, who's from Dacula, Georgia, of using more than $1.5 million of the small-business relief loan proceeds to purchase $85,000 in jewelry, including a Rolex Presidential watch, a diamond bracelet, a 5.73-carat diamond ring for himself, and to pay $40,000 for child support. Federal agents also searched his home and seized approximately $80,000 in cash,...
  • Nail salon was source of first coronavirus community spread case in California

    05/07/2020 9:25:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2020 | 8:23pm | Tamar Lapin
    The first recorded instance of coronavirus community spread in California was tracked to a nail salon, Gov. Gavin Newson said Thursday. The governor made the revelation as he explained why Golden State manicurists aren’t slated to reopen Friday, when other businesses, including clothiers, sporting-goods stores and florists will resume limited operations. “This whole thing started in the state of California — the first community spread — in a nail salon,” Newsom said during his daily briefing. “I’m very worried about that.”
  • Remarks by President Trump on Supporting our Nation’s Small Businesses Through the Paycheck Protection Program

    04/29/2020 3:16:49 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | April 28, 2020 | President Donald J Trump and others
    East Room 3:16 P.M. EDT  THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much everyone.  This is a great honor.  And I see you have social distance on your mind and that’s a very good thing.  Jovita, congratulations.  Tremendous job you’re doing.I want to thank everyone for being at the White House — a very special house, a very special place.  No matter where you go in the world, they love the White House.  And being here in the East Room of the White House in particular, where so many important functions have taken place over the years.And today, we’re really...
  • Protesters Descend On Wisconsin Capitol To Send A Message: We’re Done Staying Home

    04/25/2020 6:09:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 25, 2010 | Kylee Zempel
    Wisconsinites are signaling they're done playing political games and aren't buying into the idea that they're 'Safer at Home.' MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin stay-at-home orders were supposed to expire Friday. Instead, thousands of disgruntled Wisconsinites descended upon the capitol in protest after the Evers administration extended the Dairy State’s so-called Safer at Home order another month. Endless blaring honks turned to white noise as vehicles backed up East Washington Avenue before circling the capitol, with many waving signs and flags out of windows and sun roofs. One man drove a Yukon decked out with Trump 2020 gear, pulling a trailer...
  • President Donald J. Trump Remains Committed to Providing Critical Relief for American Small Businesses, Workers, and Healthcare Providers

    04/24/2020 2:23:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | April 24, 2020 | White House
    ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR AMERICANS: President Donald J. Trump is signing new legislation to further assist American small businesses, workers, and healthcare providers. President Trump is signing into law additional funding to support Americans impacted by the coronavirus.This legislation provides $320 billion in additional funding for the incredibly successful Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which has already aided countless small businesses and millions of American workers. With this new round of funding, President Trump will have signed into law more than $670 billion for the program. The bill also appropriates $60 billion more for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Disaster Loan Program.To...
  • While Pelosi Fiddles, McConnell Plans Additional Senate Session to Help Small Businesses and Workers

    04/20/2020 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | April 20, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced an unplanned Senate session will take place Tuesday as Democrats continue their refusals to restock funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.  “It’s now been four days since the Paycheck Protection Program ran out of money. Republicans have been trying to secure more funding for this critical program for a week and a half. At this hour, our Democratic colleagues are still prolonging their discussions with the Administration, so the Senate regretfully will not be able to pass more funding for Americans’ paychecks today," McConnell said in remarks on the floor Monday. “However, since this is...
  • Unemployment Claims Continue To Skyrocket Amid Wuhan Virus Pandemic With 6.6 Million New Filings Last Week

    04/09/2020 7:26:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 9, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Jobless claims continue to surge as more than 6.6 million Americans filed new unemployment benefits last week, according to new data released from the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday.That brings the three-week total of new unemployment claims to 16.8 million as the economic fallout over the Wuhan coronavirus continues to take its toll on the nation’s economy. About 6.6 million Americans had filed new claims the week before and 3.3 million new claims were filed in the week ending on March 28. The previous record for number of new filings in a single week was in 1982 when 695,000...
  • Failure of Coronavirus Bill to Address Economic Collapse

    03/25/2020 1:57:18 PM PDT · by slowhandluke · 14 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 3/25/2020 | martin armstrong
    ...The relief for small businesses is not adequate. A tax credit for some small businesses for 50% of wages paid to employees during the coronavirus crisis is absurd. Most have been ordered to be closed so there were no wages and they had to fire employees so they could collect unemployment. They need business loans suspended and property taxes. That will put pressure on states to lift the absurd closures.
  • Imagining the Future of America

    03/24/2020 12:14:33 PM PDT · by babylon_times · 8 replies
    Medium ^ | March 24, 2020 | Joel Northrup
    In Milton’s Paradise Lost, Satan famously says “the mind is its own place and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven”. Satan is in Hell while he makes this rousing speech to his fellow fallen angels. Surrounded by darkness and pain, he is urging himself and those listening to ignore their reality. Satan would have it that you and I were that blind as well. And we have been. For years, Americans have lived in a country that has grown stagnate. We are often told that innovation is growing “exponentially” while “Moore’s Law” is touted...
  • President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Supporting Small Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus

    03/23/2020 8:56:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | Mar 23, 2020 | White House
    "We’re deeply committed to ensuring that small businesses have the support they require." President Donald J. Trump PROVIDING FINANCIAL RELIEF: President Donald J. Trump is working to provide financial relief for small businesses harmed by the coronavirus outbreak. The President and his Administration are working to provide disaster loans and further support to small business owners affected by the coronavirus outbreak.The President signed legislation to support billions in low-interest disaster loans for small businesses economically impacted by the coronavirus. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has streamlined the application process for these loans, which offer up to $2 million in...
  • Barbershop Workers Quit After California Supreme Court Ruling

    09/09/2018 2:29:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies ^ | September 7, 2018 | Angela Greenwood
    Some small businesses are scrambling to figure out how to stay afloat after a high court ruling. A recent California Supreme Court decision is changing the way independent contractors are classified, and it’s already having a big impact on local shops. May fear it will hurt millions of workers and affect businesses’ bottom lines. The work doesn’t stop at Downtown Sacramento’s Bottle and Barlow, even if it became a one-man shop. “I lost my entire staff,” said owner Anthony Gianotti. He says all seven of his barbers quit after a state supreme court ruling that will change their way of work. “It doesn’t just affect...
  • Have We Reached Peak Entrepreneurship?

    03/07/2017 3:00:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | March 7, 2017 | Julio M. Ottino & Mark P. Mills
    In today’s hyper-partisan era, one goal crosses the political divide: the need for more entrepreneurs. Encomia are everywhere: Politicians praise them, Hollywood lionizes them, venture capitalists chase them, universities foster them. Entrepreneurs, from Henry Ford to Elon Musk, are embedded in American lore. In an earlier era they were popularized in Horatio Alger rags-to-riches terms; today it’s the garage-to-tech-titan stories that have legendary status for Millennials. Could it be, however, that we’ve hit peak preoccupation with entrepreneurship? Although entrepreneurial magic is often discussed in “tech” terms, the reality is most startups involve such things as restaurants and lawn services or...
  • Why the Majority of Small Business Owners Chose Donald Trump

    12/27/2016 3:33:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sonoran News ^ | December 27, 2016 | Frank Costabilo
    WOODBURY, Minn. – As a proud owner of a boutique public relations firm, I , like so many small business owners throughout the United States, had a feeling that the national election results might deviate from the suggested outcome of the aggregate polling data. I have represented a variety of small businesses’ public relations needs for over 20 years and can confidently say I have spoken directly to over 5,000 small business owners nationwide. My specialty is small business; I have not worked for the Fortune 500 crowd or represented their business needs in any way. For those that feed...
  • The number of new businesses in the US is collapsing — and that's disastrous news for the economy

    09/20/2016 7:40:53 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 16 September 2016 | Bob Bryan
    Possibly the defining business trend coming out of the financial crisis has been a "startup boom." Everyone is building an app or starting their own business it seems. This image, however, may be just an illusion, according to Michelle Meyer, US economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Both the formation of firms (for example, McDonald's as a whole) and establishments (an individual McDonald's restaurant), have dropped off precipitously since the financial crisis and remained low. This is important, according to Meyer, because new businesses typically hire faster and produce higher levels of productivity than firms that have been around...
  • Obama Bashes Whitey in Speech at Entrepreneurship Summit (Video)

    06/24/2016 12:32:48 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 24th, 2016 2:23 pm | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama spoke at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Friday in Palo Alto, California. This was his first speech after the Brexit vote left another mark on his years of failed leadership at home and abroad. During his speech to young entrepreneurs Obama took a swipe at whitey. Obama: When people can start their own businesses it helps people and families succeed… It offers a positive path for young people seeking to make something of themselves and can empower people who previously have been locked out of the existing social order, women, minorities, others who aren’t part of the old...