Wednesday, July 25, 2012

MORE NOT-SO-RUGGED NOT-SO-INDIVIDUALISTS

Dear management of Ball Office Products in Richmond, Virginia: If you're going to allow your company to be featured in a Mitt Romney "We Did Build This" event, in order to help Romney highlight Barack Obama's unconscionable assertion that government often actually helps business, then you might want to avoid posting pictures like this on the company Web site:





If you can't read the text above the photo, here it is:
Remember how I said I became "sorta famous"? I was referencing to my opportunity to meet Governor McDonnell in person. I was there for his signing of HB585 (Merricks)/SB344 (McDougle) Small Business Investment Grant Fund!
Here's a description of that bill:
... beginning July 1, investors who want to put money into small businesses in Virginia will have an added incentive....

Under the program, those loaning money to a small business would be eligible to get a grant equal to 10 percent of a qualified investment....

The state will put $1.5 million in the fiscal year that starts July 1 into the grant fund program, and another $1.5 million in the following fiscal year....

The hope is that the refund program will encourage private capital investment in small businesses that, in turn, should spur economic development and job creation, {Governor Bob] McDonnell said during the bill signing ceremony....
Yeah, tell me again that business and government are utterly incompatible, and that all right-thinking businesspeople avoid government like the plague.

4 comments:

Victor said...

'No true Conservative' would ever lend a hand to help the government.

Now, if the government wants to help them by lending, or giving, them a handout, well, they'll suck their pride and take it.

After all, it's "their money!"
No matter how low their taxes, or how many tax breaks they take.

ploeg said...

I'm still waiting for the ad about how Mitt Romney built Ampad.

flipyrwhig said...

Get big government out of my Small Business Investment Fund!

Danp said...

I guess the question is whether crony capitalism is true capitalism or government corruption?