Friday, December 30, 2005
Wake up, Suzy!
After all, the former florist likes to portray herself as the voice of small business and is even a ranking member on the House Small Business committee. Clearly, this is an issue that's tailor-made for her, particularly since there's probably plenty of businesses in this area that were genuinely impacted by Sept. 11.
As the article notes, millions of dollars in loans went to small businesses -- including a restaurant in Florida and a tanning salon in Nevada -- that never should have received this money. Indeed, an audit found that 85% of the loans granted under the SBA's Supplemental Terrorist Activity Relief (STAR) lacked justification for receiving these special earmarked funds.
Time to wake up, Suzy. Your district is waiting to hear from you.