Pop Quiz: Are Small Businesses Really Driving the U.S. Economy?

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Politicians often argue that small businesses are the lifeblood of America, the engine that fuels the country's economy. But what, exactly, is a small business -- and how big an effect do they have on daily life in the U.S.? To help illustrate the role of small businesses, we've put together this little quiz. If you've ever wondered about the little companies that could, take a peek.

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mr.obama is no business man

August 27 2012 at 9:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


August 27 2012 at 9:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

According to Willard latest speech he is going to help Business Woman that is unles they need an abortion or helth care for themselves or there employees, or if they wish to have there staff educated beyound the sixth grade. He will help them woith advice on setting up off-shore accounts and usisng all the tax doges which he is well aquainted with. But if the buisness women belives she own her own body and has the right to chose what is done with it, well Willard will be of no help. And with the Chaolic biships becoming as strong as the Baptist Preachers in supporting the Right wing of the Republican Party you can rest aassured that women's rights to be free will be long gone. They already have plans to recind the Women's right to vote or divorce her husband, or charge a husband with spousel rape if hes wife says no. Remeber under the Morman, Baptist, and Chalolic doctrines and beliefs a women is the property of her hisband and must alswy be subservient to him. So to follow the Rules that Willard and Paul will propse and the Republicans and churchs support wil be that a business women must remain single, chaste and suservient to her church masters in all things.

August 27 2012 at 12:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is why Liberals are embarrassed of being Liberal. These are not even exaggerated statistics like usual. These are dramatically made up statistics that are so absurd my first thought was this was satire. Unfortunately, some extremely ignorant people will quote to their friends. Let the stupidity spread.

August 26 2012 at 11:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Wayne McGlothlin

How much did the Obama campaign pay for this propaganda ad?

August 26 2012 at 11:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Workers are rescources to be exploited-- vote Republican-- Privitatize social security -- the money changing wall streeters will take REAL good care of us.

August 26 2012 at 11:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Annie O

Imagine your child coming home from school and said "Daddy , Daddy I got an A on my science test....and you respond, "oh no sweetie, because you had roads and school buses to get you to school, it was your BUS DRIVER that got you that A"........that's how Small business owners feel about what Obama said about us....We did build that Business!, not Governement.....

August 26 2012 at 10:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bruce Watson, the leftist propagandist who wrote this crap is a classic example the brainwashing we get from people who can not do so they teach/write about things they have no clue about. Unionized teachers promote this leftist crap in our schools so they can maintain their power and pensions. So that the students they produce are the mush brain idiots that write this crap. Barry has a whole army of these Obamazombies that cover for his bonehead mistakes. It amazes me that these morons can say what they say with a straight face.

August 26 2012 at 10:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Small businesses did not hurt under the Clinton era and this is where Obama wants to take us back to. Small businesses suffered under Bush and because of the GOP policies have suffer even more the last 4 years. The GOP will not turn them loose. It was Bush's polices that destroyed our economy and it didn't happen over night. If the president had help getting rid of the Bush polices this country will strive again, but NO you want to return right back to the same mud hole you were in 4 years ago. OH Israel shame on you...

August 26 2012 at 10:39 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Small Business thrived from 1996-2006, part under Clinton & part under Bush. From 2007 to 20011 the fees and taxes of my business to the government has increased by 500% while my sales has only went up about 10%. Fees have leveled back out again. This is not an opinion, it's a fact. I don't claim it's political, but it's hard to explain otherwise. The only pattern has been a change in Congressional Leadership.

August 26 2012 at 11:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Big or Small business, it takes a lot just to get started, all the red tape, and getting loan is ruff too because those that are smart enough to do business can't get into it bacuse they don't have the money to get started and nobody willing to help. Money is tight ~ even getting a school loan is hard getting into school even with good grades. ~ you have to have pull to get you in, if you don't have the right contacts for help you get where you want to go, people don't stand a chance. Bank messes you up, you make a payment but they forget to post it, then you get last fees you don't deserve which messes up your credit standing. Or bank will stop payments on something that you don't know anything about, that messes you up too. Going through that now with Wells Fargo ~ screwed up my account with wrong credit cards, cancling all my auto pays stopped payments on credit cards that puts be behind, and they don't have the guts to admit they make mistakes, they can't count but being of Soc Sec I can't afford late fees that's not my fault or making double payments because the bank messed up ~ anybody eles out their having the same type of problems??

August 26 2012 at 10:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply