Congress disappoints small business again

Small businesses expecting Congress to do something helpful — like improving the flow of capital to creditworthy entrepreneurs — have been disappointed once again.

709542c8a10cf30cd10e6a706700c508.jpgLegislation that would improve access to capital is snarled in the usual Democrats vs. Republicans politics. We shouldn’t be surprised. Partisan politics rarely brings out the best in our elected leaders.

Bickering over small business legislation will heat up when the fall campaigns crank up after Labor Day.

Will the rhetoric produce results?


c8328a180d389b0dd20e6a7067007232.jpgThat’s always iffy.

Here’s an excellent story that lays out what’s at stake.

For those interested in letting their Senators know how they feel about the legislation click here for contact info.

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Photos: Associated Press

President Barack Obama delivers remarks following his meeting with small business owners, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the Tastee Sub Shop in Edison, N.J,. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, with, from left, Craig Fritsche, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Pat Felder, Phyllis Burlage, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., talks about the tax burden on small businesses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)