• Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Why Does Washington Hate Small Businesses? by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-04-04 15:52:33View | Delete

    Good point. The Huffington Post dumped me as a blogger a few months ago for blogging about all the fraud and corruption in government. After AOL purchased the Huffington Post it became just another property of the corporate media. Too bad. Thank God for Jane Hamsher and FDL. We should all work to help build [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Why Does Washington Hate Small Businesses? by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-04-04 15:41:30View | Delete

    When you look at US economic policy it is completely backwards. We know from the Census Bureau data that small businesses create over 90% of the net new jobs. When you look at all the economic stimulus programs of the last decade they gave 90% of the money to big business. Even the federal small [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Why Does Washington Hate Small Businesses? by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-04-04 15:36:14View | Delete

    The big defense contractors are behind the attempts to close the SBA and dismantle all federal small business programs. They want 100% of all federal contracts including the 23% small businesses are supposed to get. The best example of this is the fact that retired Naval Commander Terry Sutherland runs the Small Business Administration Press [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Why Does Washington Hate Small Businesses? by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-04-04 15:22:34View | Delete

    I recently hired a great PR guy to help me get this story out. He advised me not to use the word conspiracy. I asked him what do you call a situation where the President, Congress, every federal agency and most Fortune 500 firms work together to cheat small businesses. He didn’t have an answer. [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Why Does Washington Hate Small Businesses? by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-04-04 15:14:47View | Delete

    Funny and sadly very very true. I will never forget how shocked I was a few years ago when a friend of mine showed me a website called Open Secret.org and I saw all the big defense contractors were major contributors to the House and Senate Small Business Committees. You think that could be why [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman wrote a new diary post: Why Does Washington Hate Small Businesses?

    2014-04-02 14:54:40View | Delete

    ThumbnailWhen you look at the facts, the only possible conclusion you could come up with is that the federal government is so pro-big business that they have become anti-small business. The real job creators suffer after cuts to the Small Business Administration. Back in 2009, after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigated the Small Business Administration [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Over Easy: Hands Off My Metadata! by msmolly.

    2014-03-07 20:29:09View | Delete

    Over the last 25 years I have won around 30 Freedom Of Information Act cases against various federal agencies. When I read or hear people complaining about the federal government the same thought comes to mind. It’s much much worse than you think it is. Ten to twenty years from now we will know the [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 4 by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-03-06 19:44:18View | Delete

    I think this issue is an excellent example of how our government really works. Every flaw in the way things actually work in Washington can be found in the history of this issue. What percentage of the American people would agree with you and I that Fortune 500 should not be receiving federal small business [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 4 by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-03-06 19:33:02View | Delete

    When I testified before Congress on this issue in 2003, I though this problem would be resolved, boy was I wrong. I reality it has become worse and worse. When I worked on President Obama’s campaign and he released the statement, ‘It is time to end the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate [...]

  • The Truth About Fraud in Federal Small Business Contracting was Published 10 Years Ago I was just banging around on the Internet the other day and guess what I found? The first Associated Press story that ever ran nationally on the diversion of federal small business contracts to Fortune 500 firms. This was a rare find because [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 3 by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-03-03 17:34:43View | Delete

    I’ll tell you what is amazing about the SBA Press Office. Journalist are scared to death of them. I have heard stories about violent conference calls to any reporter that quotes me or questions why Fortune 500 firms have received hundreds of billions in federal small business contracts every year for over a decade as [...]

  • ThumbnailThe SBA Press Office, Washington’s Most Secretive Press Office What are they trying to hide?   When you think about some of the most secure locations in government, what comes to mind? Fort Knox? The Pentagon? Maybe the White House? Would you believe the Small Business Administration Press Office is one of them? You can go on a tour [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 2 by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-02-17 12:56:07View | Delete

    I don’t trust any reports that come from the federal government. For example last year the federal government claimed small businesses received over 22% of all federal contracts. After carefully reviewing the data my staff found 235 Fortune 500 firms were included in the governments small business contracting data. They have done this for about [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 2 by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-02-17 12:50:23View | Delete

    Thank you. I’ll look into it.

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 2 by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-02-17 12:48:59View | Delete

    The level of fraud in the federal government is probably beyond what most American’s could possible imagine. Investigations by the Government Accountability Office have found trillions unaccounted for at the Pentagon and the Federal Reserve. This has gone virtually unreported in the mainstream media. Go to YouTube and watch any of Congressman Alan Grayson’s hearings [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 2 by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-02-17 12:36:27View | Delete

    Federal law requires that a minimum of 23% of all federal contracts should go to small businesses. I think that makes sense because the US Census Bureau data shows small business are responsible for over 90% of the net new jobs in America, over 50% of the GDP and over 50% of the private sector [...]

  • Lloyd Chapman commented on the diary post Lloyd Chapman, American Small Business Advocate, Part 2 by Lloyd Chapman.

    2014-02-17 12:28:36View | Delete

    The trouble with getting stories in the news about fraud is federal small business programs is the liberal media does not want to do any stories that are unflattering to President Obama. On the other hand, the Republican Party has bee trying to close the SBA and end all federal small business programs since Ronald [...]

  • ThumbnailMy astonishing call from a sobbing Pentagon Attorney 25 years ago. In the late eighties, I won a landmark legal decision in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after initially losing at the district court level. I had sued the Pentagon under the Freedom of Information Act to force them to release the subcontracting reports on [...]

  • I have been winning federal lawsuits on behalf of American small businesses for about 25 yeas now. My campaign to stop the federal government from diverting small business contracts to Fortune 500 firms and corporate giants around the world has been covered on every major television network, one international network, virtually every major newspaper in the [...]

  •   During his State of The Union address President Obama mentioned one word more than any other. That word was jobs. He mentioned the word “jobs” 17 times. I’m sure he has seen the polls that indicate the number one issue for American voters is the economy and jobs. President Obama acknowledged that small businesses are [...]

  • Load More