Pombo promotes bureaucratic burden on entrepreneurs
Rep. Richard Pombo has launched attack ads against opponent Jerry McNerney accusing him of failing to fully fill out income reports for two McNerney companies that never made any income. Suprisingly, Pombo has in the past railed against the burden of government regulation on businesses, but now seems to be in favor of the administrative burden federal bureaucrats impose on small business owners and enterpreneurs.
Small businesses make up the bulk of the American economy and provide much of the innovation and growth. By starting six companies, Jerry McNerney has shown the pioneering spirit that has propelled America to its top place in the world economy. Not all of his ventures were successful, but that is the risk every entrepreneur takes. Innovators take chances, and some work out, some don't. Without these innovators, we would not be enjoying the many new technologies that make up an integral part of our modern world.
Pombo has obviously been in office too long, living off taxpayer and contributor largesse, to know the difficulties small businesses face. One complaint small business leaders often make is the burden placed on them by regulatory and government agencies.
Rather than disparaging a small business owner for missing a minor item in one of the many required governmental informational filings, Pombo should be applauding McNerney for his innovation and entrepreneurship. By attacking McNerney on a mistake in a minor filing, Pombo is favoring bureaucracy over invention, and shows he favors the governmental burden small businesses owners face.
However, when it comes to large corporations that provide the bulk of his campaign funds, Pombo is first in line to grant them subsidies and highly favorable deals, at taxpayer expense.
McNerney is much better qualified to bring the concerns of small businesses to Congress and to bring innovation to the 11th District. Vote McNerney for a new energy in Congress.
Pombo attack piece: Pombo Press Release
AP Article: McNerney forgets to disclose own firms