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Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump... Which candidate will have a bigger impact for entrepreneurs?

Anonymous

August 29th, 2016

With the elections around the corner, I am wondering if you all have some thoughts on this topic. I am wondering which candidate will be a better fit to continue driving innovation in the US. Very much looking forward to a healthy discussion.
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Shalini PMP YOUR Project, Program, Change initiative, Business Operations and Strategy Manager.

August 29th, 2016

While it's an interesting question and the responses will no doubt be quite interesting to read- Would you care to illuminate the reason you posted this as anonymous. Those responding to your post are posting under their userids, so far- wouldn't it be fair to them to know who you are, as well? I personally don't feel comfortable sharing my political leanings on an anonymous post, just my 5c :-) 

Stephen PMP Project Management Professional

August 29th, 2016

Clinton.  Period.  Who in their right mind would trust Trump to do anything he promised to do, even if his position was better for entrepreneurship?  I can trust him to backpedal on his word, however. 

Steve Owens

August 29th, 2016

Gary Johnson would be best for entrepreneurs and everyone for that matter. Business friendly, fiscally conservative, socially inclusive is what we need. He was the former governor of New Mexico and his VP is the former governor of Mass. They did a great job with those states and they will do great with the whole country. The only problem is that the press is ignoring him.

Irwin Stein Very experienced (40 years) corporate,securities and real estate attorney.

August 29th, 2016

Democrats traditionally spend more money which is good for business in general. Reducing taxes on the wealthy has not been shown to actually help business or create jobs just increase the deficit and income inequality. Trump is a bigot in any event. Common decency will preclude me from even considering to vote for him.

Tanuja Paruchuri Founder & CEO at Love Bites by Tanuja, CHHC, AADP

August 29th, 2016

I will personally be voting for Gary Johnson. He is the Libertarian candidate for President and quite frankly, I think he's the only one with the smarts and the chops for the job. I think he'll be the best for entrepreneurs as he's a strong proponent of lowering taxes and making it easier to enter the marketplace as an entrepreneur.

Rocklin Behringer owner at The Rocklin Group

August 29th, 2016

isn't this the type of thing for Facebook...don't you have anything better to do

Sidney Sclar SID the SECURITY PRO at sidthesecuritypro.com

August 29th, 2016

Donald Trump has for profit business interest. Hillary Clinton does not have for profit business interest.  Both have non profit interest.

Martin Omansky Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional

August 30th, 2016

Generally agree. However, IRS rules and SEC regulations are relevant and originate at the Federal level. If the President had knowledge enough to propose helpful legislation, it would be great. Neither seems to have a grasp. Sent from my iPhone

Martin Omansky Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional

August 29th, 2016

Neither candidate knows anything about creating permanent jobs. Clinton wants to repair infrastructure, which will creat impermanent construction jobs. Multiplier effect might produce some results on the demand side Trump is a real estate guy with no real experience in the risk categories - especially involving technical innovations. Lousy choice. We still need to advocate for changes in access to capital markets and to IRS rules. Congress must act. We must advocate. Sent from my iPhone

Paul Garcia President at TABLE

August 30th, 2016

The elected president will have no effect on small business. Only Congress makes laws, not the president. Most regulation of business is at the State level, not Federal. So the question is the wrong question.