Entrepreneurship Party Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

Entrepreneurship Party Endorses Hillary Clinton For President 

June 6th, 2016 from The Entrepreneurship Party

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 6th, 2016 /PRBuzz/ -- The Entrepreneurship Party Public Policy Institute (www.entrepreneurshipparty.com) a day ahead of its home state California Primary today announced an "E" award endorsement for Hillary Clinton for President of the United States in 2016.   "We believe her commitment to expansion of opportunity and economic growth for a wider number of U.S. citizens is sincere and is based on a solid well thought out plan" stated Howard J. Leonhardt, Entrepreneurship Party Founder and Chairman.  "We like in particular her Jumpstart Small Business Growth Plan - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/four-ways-jump-start-small-business-hillary-clinton". 

1. Cutting the red tape that holds back small businesses and entrepreneurs. It should not take longer to start a business in the U.S. than it does in Canada, Korea, or France. 
2. Expanding access to capital.Small business owners need access to financing and credit to build, grow, expand, and hire. Lending has recovered since the crisis, but it’s still hard for new firms to get credit. A Federal Reserve Survey found that the current market is especially hard for the smallest firms and startups. And despite the fact that millions more women have opened businesses and become their own boss in recent years, they're still starting out with about half the financial capital as their male counterparts.
3. Providing tax relief and tax simplification for small business.The smallest businesses, with one to five employees, spend 150 hours and $1,100 per employee on federal tax compliance. That’s more than 20 times higher than the average for far larger firms. We’ve got to fix that. 
4. Expanding access to new markets.  Every American small business should be able to tap new markets — whether they are across their city, across their state, or around the world. Some American businesses are already doing this through new platforms, such as Etsy and Ebay.

We also endorse her position on taking steps to end the over focus on “quarterly capitalism.”  As she states, we need an economy where companies plan for the long run and invest in their workers through increased wages and better training—leading to higher productivity, better service, and larger profits. Hillary will revamp the capital gains tax to reward farsighted investments that create jobs. She’ll address the rising influence of the kinds of so-called “activist” shareholders that focus on short-term profits at the expense of long-term growth, and she’ll reform executive compensation to better align the interests of executives with long-term value. 

In supporting the E Party's Big 6 Es we give Senator/Secretary of State Clinton the following grades:
Entrepreneurship = A-  (50% weight)
Exports = B  (10% weight)
Environment = A+ (10% weight) 
Education = A  (10% weight) 
Excellence and Efficiency in Government Services = A (10% weight)
Excellence in Healthcare = B  (10% weight)

Entrepreneurs and exporters are the engine of job creation in our country. We believe Hillary Clinton is a candidate who understands this clearly.   Bill Clinton's Presidency created the greatest number of jobs of any President's tenure in our history by a long margin http://www.truthfulpolitics.com/http:/truthfulpolitics.com/comments/u-s-job-creation-by-president-political-party/.  Hillary Clinton's economic policies are built on this sold foundation of experience as described in the book Back to Work - http://www.capitolreader.com/2011sum/111711-back-to-work.pdf.  The 2000 State of the Union address summarizes the progress made with these economic growth and expansion of opportunity focused policies in place - https://youtu.be/vg_qI3yzCLk

The Entrepreneurship Party is an independent non-partisan public policy institute founded in Weston, Florida and Santa Rosa, California in 2006 that moved its headquarters to Santa Monica, California in 2008.  The purpose of the organization is to simply support the causes of Entrepreneurs as the foundation of economic health in the USA.  More information may be found at www.entrepreneurshipparty.com including our 21 Points - http://www.entrepreneurshipparty.com/e.php and be sure to follow our official blog at http://howardleonhardt.nationbuilder.com/blog and our Facebook page posts at https://www.facebook.com/Entrepreneurship-E-Party-119569271401922/

The Entrepreneurship Party has published its own list of actions it would like to see any candidate vote for and implement when holding office to spur long term strong economic growth:
1.   Expand access to capital to more startup founders.
>  See blog essay on the subject - http://howardleonhardt.nationbuilder.com/howardleonhardt/the_enormous_implications_of_crowdfunding
2.   Increase Export-Import Bank funding to aide U.S. manufacturers to land export orders.  Exports Creates Jobs!
3.  Cut bureaucratic red tape by 40% including bureaucracy costs by 40%.   Re-invest half of these savings in investing in programs to help people help themselves through entrepreneurship and the other half should be given as a tax refund to people with the condition they re-invest it in American owned U.S. job creating companies. 
4.  All applications to ALL government agencies for grants, patents, FDA approvals, licenses, permits -  anything at all -  must be fully processed within 15 days of receipt. 
5.  Laws should be written in summary form no longer than 3 pages in length for everyone to understand and read.   Everyone should be able to vote online on every new law. 
6.  Entrepreneurship education should start in Kindergarten and remain throughout life.   Every library should be an entrepreneurship startup launch resource center. 
7.  Primary education should be built around students role playing in jobs they love AND in actually operating real money making businesses.  Teachers should customize reading, writing and arithmetic assignments around a students passion interest area.  Every school should operate a farmers market and a flea market for students to learn entrepreneurship early. 
8.  Increase the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant program 10,000X. 
9.  Increase the retirement age 10 years and legalize more immigrants to make Social Security solvent forward. 
10.  Invest heavily in regenerative medtech to reduce healthcare costs forward.  Innovative clinical investigation products of all types should receive reimbursement from CMS Medicare and insurance companies during investigational trials.   This will spur a boom in healthcare innovation.  Invest heavily in precision genomics based medical care. 
11.  Open a new stock exchange, The California Stock Exchange TM www.calstockexchange.com, focused on funding and increasing the value of companies that have a sense or purpose and treat people, their communities and the environment well. 
12.  Every person using a debit or credit card should have 5% of every purchase directed to an investment fund for themselves.  5% of every government benefit including unemployment insurance given to anyone should go towards this same fund as well.   Every payroll check should include a 5% voluntary deduction for funds to go into these personal investment accounts.  People should be enouraged and incentivized to re-direct additional earnings from their hard work and ingenuity into these invesetment accounts. The U.S. should match by printing new currency 1:1 investments made from these individual investment fund accounts into American owned U.S. job creating businesses as a super incentive during a launch period to kick the program off well.  The wealthiest 1% gained most their wealth from investing in companies and real estate.  As the old saying goes "if you can't beat them join them".   We want more citizens to accumulate wealth the same way the 1 percenters have been doing it.

13.   Create a nationwide innovation culture following the principles taught by Tom Peters http://tompeters.com/blogs/freestuff/uploads/Innov_tactics121_Appends011309.pdf .  Encourage invention and celebrate inventors. 

We should also upgrade and expand our co-economic development efforts with Canada and Mexico to strengthen the entire North American economy and thus in the process strengthen our security and borders. 

The Entrepreneurship Party has previously strongly endorsed the Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda Plan written by Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newsom, now a Candidate for Governor, and his team of advisors for the State of California and believes that this clear agenda should be the foundation for a national economic development plan - http://www.ltg.ca.gov/s_aneconomicandcompetitivnessagenda.html

The new agenda presented focuses on eight pillars that are essential in delivering the Next Economy, including: 

Gearing up Exports: Next Economy success depends on global trade and production; every sector, cluster and region must embrace exports as a core focus of its economic strategies.

Reinvigorating Manufacturing: The manufacturing agenda is of enormous importance for California's competitive position and future prospects. The state needs to design its strategy to bring about a renaissance in manufacturing on a scale commensurate with its importance.

Driving Innovation: California, and Silicon Valley, wrote the book on innovation. Everywhere, other states and nations are resolved to write the sequel, and they are investing heavily in the capacity to do it.

Accelerate the Clean Economy: California is recognized as a world leader in environmental advances and the development of clean technology, as high-tech firms in the state move rapidly to expand in areas from solar energy equipment to wind turbines and new types of batteries.

Skill up for Opportunities: Innovating more, making more, and exporting more will produce another crucial Next Economy attribute: broader opportunities for good-paying jobs at all levels.

Build Infrastructure: The need for adequate infrastructure undergirds every aspect of the Next Economy agenda.

Align with Regional Strengths: The global economy is increasingly driven by the competition between and collaboration among an international web of high performing, interconnected metropolitan areas and regions, each serving as the resource base for powerful clusters of enterprises.

Organize for Success: To revitalize California's economic competitiveness, its leaders must streamline the clutter of agencies, commissions, offices, and entities engaged in economic development.

SOURCE The Entrepreneurship Party


http:startupcalifornia.org  - Note - Startup California is not political, is not part of this endorsement, and is a fully non-partisan resource for entrepreneurs launching and growing businesses. 

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