How the SBA Secretly Routes Contracts from Small Businesses to Huge Defense Contractors

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The Small Business Administration issued their first report in years that they’ve met government requirements to set aside a percentage of contracts for small businesses. The problem with that? They used some nasty tricks and the SBA Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet, was wrong when she explained to a U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing why small business contracts we’re given to Lockheed, Northrup Grumman, Raytheon, Chevron, and others. The amounts add up to billions of dollars and, worse of all, Congress knows about and refuses to act. Requests for a review from five Congressmen were disregarded by the GAO. This is a symptom of a big disease in Congress. Listen to Taylor Lincoln of Public Citizen and read his report we’ve provided. Then follow the money.

Guest: Taylor Lincoln
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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.