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  • Trump chooses pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration

    12/07/2016 1:17:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 156 replies
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate professional wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon as his choice to head the Small Business Administration, transition officials told Reuters on Wednesday. The announcement was expected later on Wednesday. McMahon, 68, is a co-founder and former CEO of the professional wrestling franchise WWE, which is based in Stamford, Connecticut. She ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut in 2010. She was an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign. The SBA, which has at least one office in every U.S. state, provides support to small businesses such as extending loans...
  • Poll: 64 Percent of Voters Support Banning Abortions After Five Months of Pregnancy

    11/19/2016 6:16:42 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 19, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Poll results have found that a majority of voters support the legislation known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a measure that would restrict abortions past the fifth month of pregnancy. The survey’s results show that 64 percent of voters nationwide favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, with 43 percent strongly supporting it. Additionally, 78 percent of millennial voters support the legislation, as do 67 percent of women, 70 percent of blacks, and 57 percent of Hispanic voters. . . . In a letter published by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), President-elect Donald Trump pledged to...
  • Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail Server Company Got Almost $1 Million In Gov’t Loans After Wiping E-Mails

    10/25/2016 9:44:18 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 17 replies
    Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server company got almost $1 million in government loans starting immediately after they were secretly asked to wipe Hillary Clinton’s name from her e-mails. Platte River Networks (PRN) got a $493,000 loan from the Small Business Administration in August 2014 and another $350,000 loan in September 2015: The first half-million dollar loan arrived not one month after PRN employee Paul Combetta was caught accidentally revealing his company was deleting evidence at Hillary’s request in July 2014. The second $350,000 loan came about one year later. After getting the first loan, PRN moved to a large office space...
  • The FDA is stockpiling military weapons — and it’s not alone

    07/02/2016 2:10:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 63 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    The FDA is stockpiling military weapons — and it’s not alone AMERICA’S GUN CULTURE has been a subject of intense interest and controversy for years, with concerns frequently raised about shadowy militias, paramilitary extremists, and unstable zealots in possession of alarming quantities of explosives and firearms. Amid the current din over assault weapons and body armor, consider one domestic organization’s fearsome arsenal of military-style equipment. In the space of eight years, the group amassed a stockpile of pistols, shotguns, and semiautomatic rifles, along with ample supplies of ammunition, liquid explosives, gun scopes, and suppressors. In its cache as well are...
  • Under Clinton State Dept. Blocked Investigation Into Orlando Killers Mosque

    06/13/2016 11:16:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    Crusader Journel ^ | June 13, 2016 | Staff
    It is being (reported) that the United States Department of State, while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, blocked investigations into the Mosque that was attended by Omar Mateen, the Islamic terrorist that carried out the worst mass shooting in United States history at a Orlando nightclub on Sunday morning. According to the recent reporting Hillary Clinton’s State Department did not investigate the Orlando killers Mosque because it “unfairly singled out Muslims.” Which is more staggering proof that the lefts ideology of political correctness is indirectly leading to innocent citizens being murdered.
  • [NYPD] Union chief to ‘hypocrite’ Bratton: Resign!

    05/15/2016 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2016 | 12:49pm | Tina Moore
    The head of the city’s sergeants union accused Police Commissioner Bill Bratton of hypocrisy Sunday and called for his resignation. “What I am seeing on a regular basis now in the NYPD lately is, it’s a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ attitude, and this is coming directly from Commissioner Bratton,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said on John Catsimatidis’s radio show on AM 970. […] The union chief complained that everyone in the department was aware of ticket-fixing before that scandal broke and that it was part of the culture — but now that it has...
  • Women Entrepreneurs Can Win Larger Contracts Through SBA Set-Aside Program

    05/13/2016 8:49:24 AM PDT · by Drango · 3 replies
    entrepreneur ^ | MAY 8, 2013
    The Small Business Administration removed the cap on government contracts set aside for women-owned and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses. Before this week, federal government contracts were capped at $6.5 million for manufacturing contracts and $4 million for all other contracts under the Women-Owned Small-Business Program. According to a rule change published Tuesday in the government’s official journal, the Federal Register, the thresholds placed on those programs have been lifted, effective immediately. The rule change aims to help the federal government meet its mandate of 5 percent of contracts going to women-owned small businesses. In 2011, the most recent year...
  • SBA loans support luxurious lifestyles, burden taxpayers

    03/16/2015 6:06:22 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | March 16, 2015 | Bruce Parker
    snip...According to a 2014 federal oversight report from public research group American Transparency, taxpayer-backed SBA loans are popular with businesses serving “wealthy lifestyles.” The report, which analyzed SBA loans between 2007 and 2013, found that billions of dollars flowed to businesses that, in many cases, could obtain standard loans with standard interest rates. SBA loans offer advantageous low rates. snip Many of the loans, which ranged from $1 million to $5 million, went to luxury goods retailers, exclusive clubs, Fortune 100 companies, plastic surgery clinics and even private equity firms. Found among the list of borrowers were Rolex and Lamborghini...
  • SBA Expected To Release Fraudulent and Falsified Small Business Data Soon

    07/02/2014 9:49:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | July 2nd, 2014 | Lloyd Chapman
    Every year about this time the Small Business Administration (SBA) issues a press release claiming the federal government barely missed the 23% small business contracting goal required by law. In reality, the Obama Administration has never come anywhere close to reaching the minimum 23% small business-contracting goal. Based on all the information I have been able to obtain under the Freedom of Information Act, I estimate legitimate small businesses in America are currently receiving no more than 5% of all federal contracts and subcontracts. The SBA’s favorite time to release their annual falsified and fabricated small business contracting data is...
  • Cleaver’s carwash nears sale — who is new owner?

    01/24/2013 9:43:06 PM PST · by kc69mustang · 4 replies
    Kansas City Business Journal ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Paul Koepp
    Who is Rick Kochuyt? For one thing, he’s about to be the new owner of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s Grandview Auto Wash, which Kochuyt has managed since 2007. His attorney, Joe Harter of McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan PC, confirmed that an entity controlled by Kochuyt is close to completing the purchase. The agita the carwash has caused Cleaver has been well documented. Bank of America sued the congressman in March for defaulting on a 2002 loan that, with interest and late fees, has racked up a balance of $1.6 million. A trial in that case is set for April....
  • (ID) Sen. Risch=Best Friend, (LA) Sen. Landrieu=Worst Enemy, of Small Business [Must-See Video]

    12/04/2012 7:36:25 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 12 replies
    C-Span Video ^ | 11/29/2012 | Senate Committee Hearing
    In 5 minutes this video sums up what it's all about. Watch the fantasic Sen. James Risch of the great state of Idao fry the SBA and the Obama adminstration's tax proposal - with one simple question followed by hummanna hummanna hummanna. Followed by Mary Landrieu barfing up communist spew to try to recover from the logical hit the administration took with that question. Action is from 1:24:50 to 1:30:00. But if you're into small business, the whole video is worth a background listen (and watch of the freaky characters). The SBA is a complete waste and needs to be...
  • Setback: Ohio Election Board Rules against Pro-Life SBA List

    10/15/2010 11:54:15 AM PDT · by topher · 5 replies ^ | October 15, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Friday October 15, 2010 Setback: Ohio Election Board Rules against Pro-Life SBA List By Peter J. SmithCOLUMBUS, Ohio, October 15, 2010 ( – A major U.S. pro-life group received a serious setback Wednesday after the Ohio Elections Commission ruled that there was “probable cause” to believe that ads accusing a pro-life Democrat of voting for taxpayer-funded abortion in the new health care law were intentionally misleading.The Commission voted 2–1 to advance the case brought by U.S. Rep. Steven Driehaus (pronounced Dree-house) against the Susan B. Anthony List to the full panel.It is expected that all seven members of the...
  • Dem Candidate Charges SBA List with Criminally Misleading Ads: NRLC Responds

    10/13/2010 3:58:45 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    Wednesday October 13, 2010 Dem Candidate Charges SBA List with Criminally Misleading Ads: NRLC Responds By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2010 ( – The National Right to Life Committee is stepping up to the plate to defend a national pro-life political action committee that has been charged by a pro-life Democrat with criminally misleading voters about his vote in favor of the national health care law sought by President Barack Obama.U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus, the incumbent Democrat in Ohio’s 1st District, filed a criminal complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission against the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA...
  • Small Business Tax Cuts...The MSM Called Them That, So They Must Be True,Right?

    10/03/2010 6:14:06 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 5 replies ^ | 10-1-10 | White House
    This is the link to the supposed tax cuts. Extending the previous administration’s cuts would benefit everyone, but our brave congress left town without doing anything with them. Uncertainty rules the marketplace and that keeps businesses from expanding, including hesitancy for businesses from wanting loans. Funny thing is, the link above which is directly from the white house has “tax cuts” that aren’t really tax cuts unless you take out a loan. Cell phone deductions were already in place. All of these are based on rules you follow if you take out a loan. Again, if one can’t predict how...
  • The War On Small Business

    09/02/2010 3:01:57 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 9-2-2010 | Addison Wiggin
    The War On Small Business By Addison Wiggin 09/02/10 Baltimore, Maryland – Today, we revisit a recurring theme: the assault on enterprise. It was the subject of our symposium in Vancouver in July. In this episode, we look at a particularly vulnerable segment of the economy: small businesses. To help set the stage, let’s look at some important stats from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Small businesses: •Represent 99.7% of all employer[s] •Employ just over half of all private-sector employees •Pay 44% of total U.S. private payroll •Have generated 64% of net new jobs over the past 15 years •Create...
  • Help! Need Suggestions On Finding Small Biz Loan

    08/31/2010 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Windflier · 38 replies
    Self | 31 August 2010 | Windflier
    My wife and I recently shot our wad on some high-grade advertising, in a desperate bid to resurrect our (formerly successful) small construction business. That advertising is suddenly producing new leads better than we ever imagined it would. Our phone is literally off the hook. We're being inundated with calls for our services, and are scrambling to answer them all. Trouble is, we're in no position to properly service all of this sudden demand, mostly due to the lack of some basic equipment, and a fully operational crew. Finding the qualified labor is no problem, but to produce the product...
  • Pro-Life Women's Group Strips Bart Stupak of Pro-Life Award After Abortion Deal

    03/22/2010 6:27:01 AM PDT · by rhema · 24 replies · 849+ views
    LifeNews ^ | March 20, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    - In the first indication of just how upset Congressman Bart Stupak made pro-life groups by arranging a deal on abortion funding with President Barack Obama, a pro-life women's group is stripping the formerly respected pro-life Democrat of an award it planned to give him this week. Stupak announced earlier today that he arranged an executive order with Obama to nullify the abortion funding in the pro-abortion Senate health care bill. But, pro-life groups say the deal is worthless because an executive order can't be used to modify federal law, which will be changed under the Senate bill to allow...
  • SBA bailouts draw little notice

    11/09/2009 10:44:54 AM PST · by FromLori · 1 replies · 401+ views
    A federal bailout of AIG last year attracted angry protesters who for weeks gathered outside the insurance giant's headquarters in New York and stalked company executives at their homes. But there has been little response to the bailout of Peter Miller, who runs a two-person lobster-fishing crew in Maine. Miller, who gets 50 cents on the dollar for his catch these days, a few months ago received a $35,000 loan from a new Small Business Administration program that was crafted in February during final negotiations on the federal stimulus package. The loan program offers an unprecedented 100 percent guarantee to...
  • A grim year for small business lending (SBA loan volume plunged 36% in '09)

    10/01/2009 9:48:23 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 696+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 10/01/09 | Catherine Clifford
    A grim year for small business lending The SBA loan volume plunged 36% in 2009 as banks slammed their vaults shut to small businesses. By Catherine Clifford, staff reporter October 1, 2009: 6:02 PM ET NEW YORK ( -- Here's a telling statistic about the toll the recession is taking on Main Street: This year, the government's top small business lending program got loans to 25,000 fewer entrepreneurs than it did last year. In its 2009 fiscal year, which ended Wednesday, the Small Business Administration backed 44,221 loans from banks to help borrowers start and expand their businesses. That's...
  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...