There are two days left until election day, and it’s becoming as real as it gets. Never before in modern political history have we had a presidential contest with such vastly differing candidates. In the Red Corner there’s Donald Trump, who leaves a trail of scandals, racism, sexism, and agoraphobia dating back to the 1970’s. In the Blue Corner there’s Hillary Clinton, who has spent her entire public life tirelessly advocating on behalf of those who need it most. Need more reasons to vote for Hillary Clinton? Today, let’s talk about what she will do for small businesses and entrepreneurs who employ one half of workers in the United States.
Reason #2: Entrepreneurs and Small Business
For a self-described business tycoon, Donald Trump sure knows how to lose money and run businesses into the ground. In a year where the Dow Jones Industrial Average grew more than 33%, he was able to lose more than $900 million in bad investments and has declared bankruptcy at least six times in the past 25 years.
Entrepreneurship is personal for Hillary: Her dad ran a small business that provided her with a middle class life. And during this campaign, she’s visited with entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country to better understand the barriers that are holding them back—and what smart public policy can do to break those barriers down. As president, Hillary will make it easier to start and grow a business in America by:
- Unlocking access to capital
- Cutting red tape to streamline the process of starting a small business
- Providing tax relief and simplification
- Incentivizing health care benefits for entrepreneurs and their employees
- Opening new markets
- Making sure small businesses get paid—not stiffed
- Supporting small-business owners and entrepreneurs
- Making the federal government more responsive to entrepreneurs and small business
It’s important not to let false equivalencies color this election. This Tuesday, we face a choice between a candidate who is inspired and a candidate who is afraid; a candidate who believes that we are stronger together, and a candidate who believes that we’re better off isolated and alone. Talk to your networks about why this election is historic, unprecedented and important and make sure on Tuesday you Get Out The Vote!