Comments on: A small business owner’s wish list for the new president http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/12/a-small-business-owners-wish-list-for-the-new-president/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Manny Cabanilla http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/12/a-small-business-owners-wish-list-for-the-new-president/#comment-1525 Thu, 20 Nov 2008 18:12:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=409#comment-1525 I support what the President-elect Barack Obama has been advocating in his campaign to revive, strengthen and
boost small businesses in the USA which is the only solid solution to this great economic mess. Most of the bail-out money should be channeled directly to small business (how to do this is another challenge). The Fed has no choice but to find the fastest ways to distribute equitably this huge amount of cash that it has printed to save some vital businesses on time. Small businesses could have the capability of re-channeling this new money into new payroll to take care of unemployment concerns. Small businesses are producers and not consumers in the sense that they add value to products and services that they process. The concept of “Added Value” will produce more employment, economies of scale, and competitive prices which is badly needed now. Small businesses are the alternative investments that savers would not be afraid to get into because they have complete control of the company in contrast to investing in the stock market where you don’t know how many geedy and immoral hands are dipping into your investment.
For more discussion, anyone may contact me at my email.

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By: Jaden Bishop http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/12/a-small-business-owners-wish-list-for-the-new-president/#comment-1225 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 17:09:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=409#comment-1225 The fact is that the people entering the White House are knowledgeable people with educations from the best universities and a wealth of experience. They know what’s theoretically the best. Well, at the very least their insights are worth more than everyone’s here. There are so many variables you must take into consideration…so many that they actually pay people millions to do it as a career !

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By: Michael http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/12/a-small-business-owners-wish-list-for-the-new-president/#comment-1219 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:35:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=409#comment-1219 Wow, the Kool-Aid drinkers believe they heard he was for small businesses. Blind Faith. Were you not listening to the words that were coming out of his mouth???

He is NOT for small business – He said it.
But you voted anyway.

Ask Joe the Plummer about Obamas business plan. It’s called spread the wealth you silly rabbit. Taxes are for democrats, business is for Republicans.

Holds onto your seat and be prepared to defend that business of yours. For you to hire 1 designer and pay yourself a good wage you will have to at least bill ovre $250,000 per year… beep beep beep, you show up on the tax radar screen.

Don’t think – no, not me..
Don’t think – well that’s not earnings after taxes..

You my friend are going to be supporting dozens of unemplued workers as much as the 1 worker you hire directly. We all are.

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By: Ev http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/12/a-small-business-owners-wish-list-for-the-new-president/#comment-1209 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:59:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=409#comment-1209 Why is Bush and Congress even considering a huge corporate hand-out to the same auto-makers who lobbied to forbid better gas-mileage standards? The market has not wanted large, unreliable gas-guzzler for a while now, and has never needed them.

This is not the time for “more of the same.” This is the time for innovation.

One thing Obama should consider is the stranglehold current copyright laws have on American innovation. They are set up to benefit huge, established companies and lawyers, not small businesspeople and artists. They do not acknowledge that most of what they “copyright” is built on the work of those who came before them and therefore not entirely “theirs.” (That’s okay, it’s called a Civilization.) They also do not acknowledge that other countries simply ignore them anyway, hampering Americans in the global market.

Americans are great at inventing, especially small businesspeople. Let’s look to create brand-new career fields, not prop up existing ones.

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By: Katie V http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/12/a-small-business-owners-wish-list-for-the-new-president/#comment-1208 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:57:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=409#comment-1208 What if Clinton’s 10-year ecomic plan is finally ‘detoxing’ the economy?

Nice wish list though. It’d be great if the internet was easier to use (i.e. search engines).

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By: kelly p http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/12/a-small-business-owners-wish-list-for-the-new-president/#comment-1207 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:33:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=409#comment-1207 Government has never changed the world. Entrepeneurs like Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates and many others have. Get out of our way and let us save the world.

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By: Pete Cann http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/12/a-small-business-owners-wish-list-for-the-new-president/#comment-1206 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:29:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=409#comment-1206 I have a creepy feeling that we should strictly limit this fiscal-stimulus, borrow and spend stuff to things that reduce imports. Once the crisis is over we can branch out.

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By: kulsum http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/12/a-small-business-owners-wish-list-for-the-new-president/#comment-1047 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 01:19:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=409#comment-1047 The entire work habits of America needs to be looked closely and changed considering advances in technology.

Small business owners should be rewarded by tax incentives for finding creative ways of savings country’s resources whether it is employee time, fuel savings, working from home,car pooling. First Establish baselines. Reward business who prove significant savings in these resources. Who knows more about businesses than their owners. Government should have offices who would review the proposals and certify them for tax incentive. Govt should act as catalyst to promote these thought processes and the only way they can do this in through financial incentives.

You look in the morning – a stream of cars going in one direction and another stream of cars traveling in other directions. You wonder why they do that every morning and evening. You would say they go to work and come back from work. Who told them that this is how the work should be. You can say it works. But something else would work lot better. All administrative and consulting jobs can be done from home using the latest technology. Meetings the can be accomplished on the internet. Mass transit should be encouraged and rewarded cutting the automobiles on the road to half. Trucking in a similar way should be cut in half with the introduction of railway system as mass cargo transportation.

There are lot of other things that can be done, but these are few that we should start with.

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By: Sam http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/12/a-small-business-owners-wish-list-for-the-new-president/#comment-1033 Sun, 16 Nov 2008 15:43:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=409#comment-1033 If you can’t figure out how to embed video into your site or research web design/SEO on the web then you are not cut out for a web business. This information exists freely on the web. We don’t need a lot of taxpayer $ going to teach freely accessible information to unresourceful people.

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By: Concerned American http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/12/a-small-business-owners-wish-list-for-the-new-president/#comment-937 Fri, 14 Nov 2008 20:44:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=409#comment-937 Seriously? Please do not give people any more hand outs. I am in the IT field and the last thing our field needs is people being taught for free on things that colleges and schools make money on. Take from one to give to another? I think not. If you want to learn don’t expect to do it for free, you need to work for things, THAT’s the American way.

As a small business owner I thought you may have understood capitalism, apparently not.

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