Is it that hard to find a small business owner who hasn’t relied on the government? Apparently for Republican National Convention organizers, it is.
The RNC’s “We Built It” night on Tuesday was supposed to “remind America that we are a nation made great not by Washington but by the men and women who summoned the inner drive ... to achieve their dreams within the free enterprise system," as Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said last week.
But both the man and the woman who spoke Tuesday evening about how they built successful businesses have received support from Uncle Sam.
The Ring-wing "We built it" hypocrisy and their Latinos that lie is outlandish!! They took an Obama line totally out of context to talk about how they did build business on their own. Well guess what - this guy - a Latino businessman DID NOT build his business on his own. In his case "government data show that Archuletta saw over $340,000 in federal contracts under Obama in 2010, which makes up nearly half of the $800,000 he’s received in federal dollars over the past 10 years.
On top of that, Archuletta’s business has taken $716,500 in loans guaranteed by the government, according to the Small Business Administration. The latest was a $244,000 loan in 2007 that he used to build a 11,600 square-foot factory, where P&M produced signs for its two biggest customers, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Transportation." Read the article and stay alert Latinos!!! The ring-wing lie machine is in full swing. Visit TPL at: www.theprogressivelatino.com