Boozman votes against small business | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Boozman votes against small business

Posted By on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 3:20 PM

President Obama pushed his big small business legislation, with billions in credit and tax breaks, through the House today.

Rep. John Boozman voted against aid to small business. Said the Democratic Party:

Congressman Boozman voted against the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act which would provide 30 billion dollars to fund small business lending, such as: loans to finance agricultural production and loans to farmers including those loans secured by farmland. The American Farm Bureau federation supports the bill saying the bill will make health insurance more affordable and make it easier for farmers to purchase new equipment. In addition, it includes $12 billion in tax cuts for Small Business. The legislation also has the distinction of being completely paid for.

“This is an astonishing display of contempt for Arkansas farmers and small business by Congressman Boozman,” said Democratic Party of Arkansas Communications Director Joel Coon. "Congressman Boozman should spend less time hobnobbing with Wall Street elites at fancy New York City financial sector fundraisers like he did two days ago and spend more time working for Arkansas small business.”

Lincoln actually voted for this one back in the Senate.

Tags: , ,


Favorite

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Unemployment rate continues drop to new low

    The Arkansas unemployment rate in September was 3.5 percent, down from 3.6 percent the month before. It's a historic low.
    • Oct 19, 2018
  • Trump cheers criminal assault on reporter

    Did I miss coverage of this in the morning paper? Donald Trump, at a rally in Montana, praised Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte's criminal assault on a news reporter to raucous cheers. None dare call them a mob.
    • Oct 19, 2018
  • French Hill and the truth: He flunks four-way test

    Amid a spate of dishonest advertising in support of his re-election campaign, Republican Rep. French Hill led the downtown Rotary Club this week in recitation of Rotary's four-way test. The Hill campaign is failing it.
    • Oct 19, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Payday lenders on the march at legislature

    Payday lenders are working hard to get legislative cover for the reintroduction of their usurious loan business to Arkansas. Some are fighting back.
    • Mar 10, 2017
  • ADEQ denies C&H Hog Farm permit

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has denied a new permit for the C&H Hog Farms' concentrated animal feeding operation near Mount Judea (Newton County). This is a big and somewhat surprising victory for critics who have viewed C&H's large-scale pig farm and the pig waste it generates as an existential threat to the Buffalo National River.
    • Jan 10, 2018
  • Hospitality, restaurant groups oppose bathroom bill

    Add the restaurant and hospitality association to those opposed to Sen. Linda Collins-Smith's bill to keep transgender people out of public restrooms that match their gender identity.
    • Mar 16, 2017

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation