This week, former Secretary of State and 2016 United States presidential candidate Hillary Clinton created her first LinkedIn profile and then immediately published a blog post titled “Four Ways to Jump-Start Small Business.” It has already generated at least 50 comments, and most of them are quite negative.
Clinton, who will likely win the presidency next year, tries to show her sympathy for small businesses and outlines a number of solutions she thinks will help small business. Her ideas are no different than what any other politician, Republican or Democrat, has suggested over the past 50 years.
“Despite generations of progress on so many other fronts, it’s still too hard to get a business started today,” Clinton stated. “Hard work is no longer enough to guarantee opportunity. Credit is too tough to come by. Too many regulatory and licensing requirements are uneven and uncertain.”
Here are the four solutions she thinks will help small businesses prosper:
Cut the immense red tape
Expand access to capital
Provide tax relief and simplification
Grow access to foreign markets
Clinton tries to persuade people into thinking she knows what she’s talking about by noting how her family started off as small business owners. Ostensibly, nobody is falling for it this time, as this remark posted in the comments section suggests:
“Her power hungry, ruthless, pathologically serial lying, scandal ridden, Alinsky adoring, cattle futures expert royal highness is apparently trying to pull the wool over the uninformed masses.”
Why, all of a sudden, the love for small businessm, though? The subject was completely ignored in her 2008 presidential campaign. She didn’t mention it once during the debates nor did she bring it up on her campaign website. Small business just wasn’t an issue she wanted to grapple at the time.
Small business and Hillary Clinton go together like oil and water. Clinton is a cronyist, an elitist with vast connections on Wall Street and in the corporate world. We can’t forget the hundreds of thousands of dollars donated to her campaigns by the likes of Citigroup ($782,000), Goldman Sachs ($712,000), JPMorgan & Chase ($621,000), Morgan Stanley ($543,000) and Lehman Brothers ($363,000).
When she was Secretary of State she certainly didn’t do much for small business. No, instead she focused on helping her corporate pals. During her tenure in that position, she got foreign governments to sign lucrative deals with companies such as General Electric, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and Boeing. Oh, and don’t forget the exponential public-private partnerships that consisted of big businesses colluding with governments.
(If you want more read this: 11 facts showing Hillary Clinton will not ‘topple’ 1% or support average Americans.)
Clinton isn’t a champion of the middle class, small business or the average voter. Clinton is just another power hungry politician that must be president of the United States. Indeed, Clinton will be the anointed one in 2016 and the media are already going to bat for her. Apparently, any criticism of her suggests that you’re a woman hater.
To anyone who has followed the career of the Clintons since the 1990s will simply just laugh during the presidential debates (if there are any).
This article was initially published on Economic Collapse News.