Another ‘SURROUNDED” moment. As the famous TV Crime fighter “Joe Friday” says on the classic TV show “Dragnet”; “Just the facts mam, just the facts”. This is the point that Lloyd Chapman, President and founder of the American Small Business League (www.asbl.com) keeps making in his video interview regarding how the “trend” towards the destruction of American Small Businesses is headed. Mr. Chapman keeps reciting “facts” from government reports about how small businesses in America are simply disappearing.
Let’s face it, “It’s Jobs Stupid”. Over the past decades small businesses in America were responsible for 90% of job growth. If small businesses are disappearing, how are Americans going to generate new jobs? With the seemingly permanent destruction of America’s job creating engine, (Small Businesses and Self Employed Entrepreneurs), surely Mortgage defaults, foreclosures, and homelessness must increase.
To further bring attention to this topic, I would also like to refer to a recent article written by Michael for the “Economic Collapse” Blog. Michael writes;
“The percentage of Americans that are working for themselves has never been lower in the history of the United States. Once upon a time, the United States was a paradise for entrepreneurs and small businesses, but now the control freak bureaucrats that dominate our society have created a system that absolutely eviscerates them. ” And, “entrepreneurs and small businesses are being absolutely devastated by rules, regulations, red tape and by oppressive levels of taxation. If anyone doubts that small business in the United States is dying, just look at the charts”
This is a “trend line” that needs to be reversed AND FAST! Let’s get back to a time when these images were the “Trend”.