Small business owners across the country are writing letters to newspapers to show their support for President Obama:
I am a disabled American who started a successful business a year ago because of President Obama's pro small business policies. My mom and I worked hard to build our business, and we are proud to employ American workers and provide our services to local and out-of-state customers as well as customers from all parts of the world.
We feel and agree that President Obama knows that too. That's why he's fighting for small businesses like mine, which create two out of every three jobs in this country. He's invested in rebuilding the roads we use to ship our products across Florida, in the education and training that makes sure we can hire skilled workers to compete in the global economy, and in the basic research and technology that businesses build on to keep American innovation at the cutting edge. President Obama has stood behind small businesses and has helped them put Americans back to work.
I have been a business owner for the past 42 years. Each business I have owned has benefited from the generous assistance from others, including the government. In the very early days, an SBA-guaranteed loan helped us get off the ground. Most of our shipments were by common carrier. Without the Interstate Highway System … we could never have competed on a national scale. My newest business … not surprisingly, is very dependent upon the internet.
President Obama has done a commendable job helping small businesses. The policies espoused by [Mitt] Romney may help some sectors of the economy, but they will not help my small business, those it employs, or the middle class in general.
By the way, I am a registered Republican who voted for Goldwater and Reagan, among others. I will be voting for President Obama. To me, the choice is clear.
Meet more of the small business owners who are standing with President Obama at smallbusiness.barackobama.com.