Report from the convention

By Jelani Yancey

Manhattanite Dee McKee, an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, filed this report on convention events Tuesday morning.

“Topic of morning: small independent businesses and private equity in USA.

“Women, immigrants, owners, entrepreneurs with details on actual business impacts of government controls on employment and financial viability.

“The ‘we’ who built these always has been the owners and employees who put in multiple hours and energy. … Government needs to see the risk and burden that generalized regulatory acts incur. Most often ignore actual impacts that destroy initiatives and positive results.

“The cost for government programs with standards is by data generally twice (office, management, bid standards) that of private business. Innovation or change for unique local issues and needs are ignored by agencies that develop rules and regs.

“Local business success also results in charitable contribution and community service efforts. Direct result…Building our own communities instead of having government building their vision of communities….”

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