Main Street Alliance

Poll Results–Money in Politics

Small Businesses Reject Role of Money in Politics; View Citizens United Decision as Bad for Business On Jan. 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its Citizens United decision that corporations are free to spend unlimited sums of money in elections. According to opinion polling released by the American…

RAA: The end of accountability as we know it

Who doesn’t like the concept of accountability?  We instinctively understand that people and organizations should be accountable for their behavior.  Politicians and government should be accountable for their words and actions.  Accountability is as American as mom and apple pie–except when it is just a phony adjective as in the…

Transparency needed in government procurement

Two U.S. House Committees held a joint hearing yesterday on a potential executive order from the Obama Administration that will try to make sure government contracts are not being awarded because of campaign contributions. This is a seriously important issue for every small business that would like to provide goods…

Having an impact in Washington

Every so often someone questions why The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce should weigh in with Congress on national issues. These skeptics think that we’re wasting our efforts or we have some over-inflated ego thinking that Congress cares what small businesses in little old South Carolina think. So…

Only 26% favor ACA repeal

A new Associated Press poll shows that only 26% of the public now supports a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act.  Call your Representative today using this toll free number–866-922-4970–and urge a “no” vote on repeal today.  The vote won’t be until tonight so you have time.  See our…