I attended the event at IPFW. I listened to Evan Bayh's keynote speech. He gave a good speech. After listening to his speech I am even more sure that he is planning on running for President in 2008.
I will throw out a couple of interesting statistics he gave:
97% of all business in Indiana are small businesses
80% of all new jobs nation wide are created by small business.
Evan Bayh annouced a new Federal small business initiative. I will post details on these when it is brought in front of the Senate.
I wish that Evan Bayh (And all other politicans) understood that small businesses ARE the key to the economy. All politicians talk as if they are pro small business; but, they still give 95-98% of the total tax abatements to LARGE businesses. It just does not make sense.
Fort Wayne is no exception. I have a list of all tax abatements granted by the City of Fort Wayne in the last couple of years. 95-98% of the total dollars given in abatements go to large, successful companies. It just does not make sense.
After Evan Bahy's speech he talked to three of the people in the front row. I was one of those people. He commented that he wished he could dress more like me. I was wearing my short sleeved Libertarian party of Indiana shirt and dockers. I told him I had plenty of Libertarian Party clothing for him. He seemed to think it was funny...