One of the Many Changes is that Trump Plans to Help Small Business
Excerpt from Sputnik
Trump Plans To Help Small Business due to an unintended consequence of the US banking law that followed the 2007 Great Recession is that local banks no longer make loans to neighborhood business, Vice President Mike Pence told Republican members of Congress at a retreat in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Although President Donald Trump has pledged to repeal the banking law — known as Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act — Pence gave one of the clearest explanations yet of the logic behind Trump’s determination dismantle the law and undo thousands of other regulatory mandates imposed by former President Barack Obama.
“President Trump was talking about a guy who owns a couple of pizza parlors in the [US state of] Nevada, and he stopped the president on the campaign trail and told him he was trying to get a loan to open a third one,” Pence stated. “Largely because of the heavy mandate that followed Dodd-Frank, he said his local bank told him ‘we just don’t make loans like that anymore’.”
Small businesses owners, such as the neighborhood pizza entrepreneur cited by Trump and Pence, have traditionally powered economic growth in the United States.
Neighborhood entrepreneurs employ about half of all US private-sector employees, generate 60-80 percent of net new jobs and are responsible for more than half of non-farm US economic output, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which represents 350,000 small businesses.
“We’re going to work with each one of you [lawmakers] to make it possible for resources to be available so small business can thrive once again,” Pence explained.