Friday, May 8, 2020

Senate Meets on Helping Small Businesses

The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing (streamed live below) on a proposed grant program supporting small businesses in Mississippi using funds from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

No thanks...all I need is another government body telling me how to run my business.

Anonymous said...

Small businesses have been starving for 2 months now. How many are dead?

"Hearings." Maybe the Leg should have stayed in session and held "hearings" a couple of months ago. Now we could have "action." People with much less prestige at Walmart-worked through, so I don't think this is anything but a fair criticism.

I'm was no Tate supporter, but there is no way this group should be leading anything now.

Anonymous said...

My business will never reopen. I am now stuck with business debt and personal debt. My only option is bankruptcy and taking a job. I was doing fine before the government mandated this shutdown to protect people who are likely already retired and should've been the only ones to shelter-in-place.

Donald Trump and Tate Reeves ruined my business.

Anonymous said...

@11:12, really, you don't want business advice from a bunch of do-nothing, self-serving politicians? Aside from any funding available, what are the reporting and regulatory requirements? Is it even worth it?

Anonymous said...

A lot of these lawyer politicians will suffer too when no one can pay their attorney fees anymore. (in my best Bob Uecker " all to hell with it! Nobody's listening anyway" voice)

Anonymous said...

Business relief should come from the feds. The money sent to the states was for Corona virus prevention, medical supplies and to replenish the coffers for what the state has already spent. That money was not intended to be a clone of what the feds are already doing.

By the way, state tax refunds are taking as long as two months due to the state's cash shortage. How do they propose to dole out relief to businesses?

Anonymous said...

How about a hearing about spending the damn BP money?

Anonymous said...

Each senator is a "small business" of sorts, with every dip of the beak.

Anonymous said...

@11:52, the Communist Party of China killed your business.....remember that.

Anonymous said...

Also - What about the legislature's last minute move to extend the filing date to July?? WTF? Most Mississippians had already filed their taxes by then anyway! Its not like that little last ditch effort would really ever amount to a "break" for us. piss ants every last one of them

Anonymous said...

OKAY JJ, How can you find out how many legislators got a PPP loan and for how much?

Anonymous said...

We need some road and bridge money. This fing state is CRUMBLING!

Anonymous said...

Notice that people who have jobs, health insurance and are able to pay their bills, (Govt. Officials), don’t have a problem telling you to not work, shut your business down. It’s better to fight a pandemic financially strong than fight it broke. The virus will probably be here 2 yrs but the financial problems our leaders have caused will last decades.

Anonymous said...

12:57 - bulls**t.

Most people had not filed their state income tax returns last week.

Most people were going to file for an AUTOMATIC extension until the federal filing date, when both their fed and state returns were due.

Check the numbers that have been released before you make your b/s bitching comments next time.

Kingfish said...

The people who scream the loudest on my FB page to keep it all shut down are government employees. Nice guaranteed gummint checks.

Anonymous said...

2:17 Didn't know you legislators were clairvoyant about what most people are going to do?"

Anonymous said...

Most people had not filed their state income tax returns last week.

How do you know?

Anonymous said...

Why don’t some of you rubes run for the legislature and share some of the keyboard wisdom with the rest of the citizenry. You bunch of dateless wonders are a drag on society. Including the chick repellent leader of this site.

Anonymous said...

5:51 - some people don't have that option, depending on where they live. As a white Republican in a 80% BVAP district, there is no sense in running for the House, and the Senate is not much better, being 60% BVAP. So - since running is not an option, might as well bitch about the stupidity that these folks spew

Anonymous said...

Why does Tate want the teachers to get an extra $1500?

What paychecks did they miss?

Anonymous said...

11:39 - Try reading or listening for a change. Clearly it has been stated multiple times by the Governor, The Speaker and The Light Governor that teachers have been spending their own money on supplies and equipment and gasoline (delivering supplies and materials and picking them up) during this 'distance learning' farce.

Teachers have bought printers, cartridges, new systems, paper and other materials for the sake of continuing the education of our young scholars sitting at home and roaming in packs.

The production of receipts might be a much better idea, but your notion that they've missed no paychecks is beside the point. They are not 'paid' to spend their family money.

Anonymous said...

" teachers have been spending their own money on supplies and equipment ".

Hell 8:02, teachers have had to that for decades.

It sucks they have to, while the superintendents and deputy superintendents continue to drain education funds.

But that's beside the point during this.

I ask the same question as 11:39 PM.

Anonymous said...

What qualifies as a small business?

Anonymous said...

Well the U.S. Senate wrote their last economic revival bill and slipped in a big tax cut for the real estate investors in the top .1%. Imagine that. Who would have ever imagined such a thing.

Oh well. They'll get around to helping those who don't quite make it to the Forbe's 500 eventually. Maybe.

Anonymous said...

If you’re in business you will start seeing Dept of Revenue letters coming in. Mine already have. They need funds. They need our help to keep it floating. Terrible how government can’t support itself and they need private sector (sarcasm).

Anonymous said...

Gunn and Dilbrack are UI experts and small business experts. That being the case, how do these two clowns propose to deal with the thousands who will decline the opportunity to return to work June first, but will choose to continue to draw Unemployment Insurance? I reckon they'll punt this one to Jackie who is already way over her head.

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