“When you buy from a mom or pop business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home.” Nor are you helping the approximate 58 million Americans who work for “large corporations”. By shopping exclusively with “mom and pop”, you are playing a role in the liberal guilt-trip on the American consumer that demonizes the successful at the expense of everybody else. Sure, the CEO may be a sleaze, but the guy in the mailroom needs his paycheck and benefits package, too.
Yes, Mom and Pop start-ups create more jobs, but they also lose them just as quickly. The longevity of a business, which is almost always marked by growth (ie small business moving towards “bigness”) is a better indicator of job security, better pay and benefits. Will you turn your back on Mom and Pop when they get too big? What is the cut-off between your support of Mom and Pop and your vilification of “Big Business”? Instead of “too big to fail” are you promoting a “too big to succeed” policy for the American economy? read more »