Mendte – Everyone Knows Small Business Needs To Grow
NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) – Here is the story of the kid and the congressman. Two people who never met but are tied to together this week in a common cause.
Let’s start with the kid, 13 year old Nathan Duszynksi. His story takes us to a parking lot in Holland, Michigan where Nathan finally got his hot dog cart. He worked hard over the last year, mowing lawns and doing odd jobs, to earn the $1,200 dollars . So he raised capital and opened a small business. He even checked to make certain he had the necessary government paperwork.
What motivates a kid 13 to do this? His mother and father are disabled and he wanted to raise money to help out. But, after just 10 minutes after opening in the parking lot. A city zoning inspector shut him down. It seems you can’t open up a cart in Holland close to any restaurants. Which means you can’t open one at all. Jason sold the cart but plans to fight.
Which brings us to the congressman. Mike Kelly of Western Pennsylvania also owns a car dealership. He too is a small businessman. The same day the kid’s went out of business the congressman was giving an impassioned speech on the floor of congress holding up 1,100 pages of red tape that kill small businesses.
Congressman Kelly got a standing ovation in congress and some of his colleagues started chanting usa. Small businesses are the number one employers in this country. If the government wants to bring the economy back it has to get out of the way and stop killing these business before they grow. The kid knows that and the congressman knows that. When is the country going to do something about it