How The Government Shutdown Is Hurting Small Business

In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analyst David Hanson is joined by Rule Breakers analyst Simon Erickson to discuss the day's headlines. Among the topics are how the government shutdown is impacting small businesses and a look ahead to earnings from Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS  ) , Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  ) , and Citigroup (NYSE: C  ) .

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  • Report this Comment On October 08, 2013, at 9:45 PM, peckbill wrote:

    Is our American flag going to be replaced by the swastika? Will Democracy be replaced by Fascism? These are very meaningful questions; and for those of us that remember Hitler and World War II, they are very meaningful and open old wounds and fears. Getting rid of Hitler and Fascism and the widely displayed flag with the swastika cost thousands of American and other free world country’s individual lives. For those of us old enough to remember those days of old we began to attach programs and movements of a group called the “Tea Party”, a group of very influential people that are in United States of America politics today. We must begin today. All members of the House of Representatives come up for re-election in November 2014. All GOP members of the House of Representatives share responsibility for the government shutdown that occurred on October 1, 2013, especially Tea Party members who’s action mirror the Fascists of Hitler’s days in power. We, the people, must demonstrate, by voter participation that we are in charge of the United States of America. You can add five House Democrats to the GOP sympathizers list, they are Reps. Ron Kind (Wis.), Jim Cooper (Tenn.), John Barrow (Ga.), Jim Matheson (Utah) and Mike McIntyre (N.C.). We, the people, MUST NOT vote for any Republican to fill a position in the United States of America House of Representatives. Remember what these people have done to American people in the past few years. On 1 October 2013 the House Republican members of the Congress shut down the United States government because they did not get their way and cut 150 million people out of available medical care by eliminating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the GOP voted more than 40 times to repeal this law but failed every time; the GOP does everything it can to make sure the poor remain poor and the middle class is reduced to poverty. They could not accept that the President of the United States of America is BLACK (isn’t this a belief of Hitler and his followers). Look at other crippling changes supported by the same GOP, 1) in 2006 they enacted a law requiring advanced money payments that has crippled the U.S. Postal, 2) they enacted laws and made adjustments in federal and state operations that greatly cripple women freedom of choice rights, and 3) they fights to cut much needed services such as Social Security, retirements, including military capability, that makes America appear to all foreign countries as a downward spiraling Nation without leadership, 4) they demand drastic reductions in the food stamp program that is needed to insure our hungry, mostly single mothers and kids, are fed at the minimum healthy levels, 5) they supports legislation in every state that would restrict voting rights of blacks, Hispanics and whites that support Democratic candidates or beliefs. We must replace these radical members of the United States Congress and show them that, we, the people, still run this Country. Should the GOP candidate have no challenger write in the name of your local Police Chief or someone else you and trust?

  • Report this Comment On October 08, 2013, at 9:58 PM, outoffocus wrote:

    What has the government done lately that HASN'T hurt small business?

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