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Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
I just saw a statistic on CNN this morning that stated small businesses with less than 50 employees laid off a total of 68,000 people in November. I thought they said the total unemployment number for November was 11,000? How many TOTAL people were laid off in November? Did it only jump by 11,000 from the previous month. There were still what.......? Over a 100,000 laid off for the month? I'm confused.
Also they had a couple of small business owners on being interviewed and they were frustrated because they didn't have access to cash to see their business through hard times. One was a bike shop and the other was a dog kennel? I mean COME ON! What the hell is going on in America? If you run a business you should be able to survive on your own through good times and bad. After all, it's not like society needs another bike shop or another fancy dog kennel. People say our country i.e. tax payers should support small businesses. HELL NO! I don't need my hard earned tax dollars going to support failing business models and irresponsible business owners be it multinational corporations or mom and pop shops. If you run a business you should have type of business that makes you enough money and profit to weather the ups and downs of 21st century economy. I think everyone i.e. individuals and businesses have become a bunch of sponges. We talk about individuals on welfare. Well some of these small businesses are no different than individuals who take advantage of welfare. Just one more reason why the government doesn't solve anything and makes things worse. Propping up worthless small businesses. Let's support small businesses that actually PRODUCE much needed services and products.
We don't have a free market anymore that's for sure.
Grow it, mine it, or build it. What kind of jobs are a dog kennel and a bike shop going to produce anyways?
[edit on 6-12-2009 by Zosynspiracy]