Why weren't small businesses invited to Obama's fiscal cliff meeting?


Are big businesses going to represent small ones at that meeting?

Update 2:

You could have invited the NFIB.


7 Answers

  • JD
    Lv 4
    8 years ago
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    Small businesses did not contribute millions to his campaign. It's pay to play in Washington.

  • 8 years ago

    The election was just one week ago, and President Obama has hit the ground running. As usual, the idiotic GOP is lined up to obfuscate and obstruct in whatever dirty-trick fanatical way possible, ignoring the message sent by the voters. The Obama administration has been more than generous to small businesses at every level thus far, with lower taxes, tax credits, expansion credits, a chance to pool with other small businesses in order to have clout when competing for prices, and so on (see whitehouse.gov and recovery.gov).

    We are not actually in a position to second-guess the President's plan for helping low-income and middle-class workers avoid any tax increases at the end of the year, but one might assume that the record profits made by the large corporations thanks to the wise fiscal policies of the Obama administration and the 111th Democrat-controlled Congress which have been inexplicably HOARDED the past three years or so instead of being used to help GROW the Republican-shrunken economy might be a topic of the conversation at the White House meeting. Maybe he is taking these profit-driven CEOs to task, or maybe he is attempting to form a cooperative coalition from amongst the most powerful and wealthiest CEOs to circumvent what the rightwing spin doctors have labeled the "fiscal cliff" (economic slowdown that is really more of a curbside than a cliff) when the GOP's deficit-exploding NOT-PAID-FOR tax cuts expire at last on December 31, 2012. Small businesses have been the hiring engine during this slow-but-steady recovery, but the large corporations have been stingy despite their record-high profits. It's a case of Daniel and the lion's den, and Daniel is poised for victory.

    If you are a guy, think sports strategy on a footballl field or basketball court. Line up your defense so that when you do go on the offense you have a bunch of players who have got your back while you move on to score your touchdown/basket.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    That's Obama's policy. He asked the head of GE to be his small business advisor.

  • They were invited to the presidential election... I think that's how it works anyway. The representation was there.

    Big businesses own both the republicans and democrats, so in an election you are basically choosing who you want to represent big business, Romney or Obama. This stuff afterwards, this is all just back to business as usual.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    As ''President'' Obama said the private sector is doing just fine it his government that needs the help

  • 8 years ago

    Because it's too expensive to invite every independent mom and pop operation across the US to Washington DC. I dislike Obama but come on, really...

  • 8 years ago

    How many small businesses are there in the United States? That would be like inviting millions of people. It would be chaos, that's why we have representative government.

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