And I’m not alone in this declaration anymore, either.
I came across an interesting survey, which was a joint interactive poll by Zogby International (a polling firm that has been has been tracking public opinion since 1984 in North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe) and WeMedia, asking: Who will lead us to a better future?
About two-thirds of Americans believe small businesses and entrepreneurs (63%) will lead us to a better future, followed by science and technology leaders (52%), government (31%), large corporations (21%), and traditional media (13%).
Now, while I’m not necessarily surprised by this outcome, I am glad that I’m no longer shouting this from the mountaintops alone. According to this survey, over half of America backs me up.
Notice that large corporations received among the lowest percentage of “faith”, if you will, with just one-fifth of Americans believing they will lead our country to better times. Yet, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, passed by our government — that only 31% of Americans have “faith” in to lead us to a better future — focuses on helping the large corporations, and not so much the ones that provide 60% to 80% of new American jobs . . . which also happens to have the “faith” of over half the Americans to get our country back in shape (I’m talking about America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs, in case you got lost there).
I know that I’ve already “bashed” Washington for giving small businesses the shaft again. I’ve also already given Washington seven solutions to jolt America’s small business community to create more much needed jobs in a previous blog. If you’re new to my blog, or just haven’t read them yet, then go catch up. Make sure to look over those posts’ comments. What you’ll read will be the true voice of small business owners in America. It’s time for Washington to do something MAJOR for main street businesses, not just the “too big to fail” folks.