Senator Mark DeSaulnier Honored with Highest Small Business Grade

January 16, 2013 14:00 pm · 15 comments

Claycord Senator Mark DeSaulnier has been honored with the highest small business grade from the California Small Business Association & the California Small Business Roundtable.

“I am honored that the California Small Business Association and California Small Business Roundtable gave me their highest grade, Summa Cum Laude, for my efforts on behalf of small businesses in 2012,” Senator Mark DeSaulnier said. “As a former small business owner myself, I know firsthand the long hours and energy that small business owners put into their businesses. It is imperative that we do everything possible to support the endeavors of small business owners across California. Small businesses are a key engine of our economy, and their success is critical to ensuring we maintain a vibrant middle class.”

Senator DeSaulnier previously chaired the Senate Select Committee on Small Business and the Underground Economy.

Miss Ranchogirl January 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM

hear – hear
small businesses are a dying breed in this franchise saturated state

Boneguy1 January 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

The honorarium should read – he was the least worst!

Raise your taxes, regulate your workplace from dusk til dawn Mark DeSaulneir good for small business? What a joke.

Of course if your his liberal union friends or the SEIU he will see to it that you get your breaks, , your perks, your raises, your lifetime benefits – after-all its not his money. He will probably give himself a reaise and more benefits too.

And, while he’s at it he will form Committees, legislate studies, authorize Commissions all to strip us of our property rights and Liberties then give himself an honorarium or dole a patronage job to some Politco, or Donore or even some supportive Council Person so they can spike their benefit package too.

I guess you could call that encouraging business – the business of the big Nanny State government bureaucracy.

Way to go Mark

Anonymous January 16, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Well if he would bring our local CHP Officers back from Oakland..

Jim January 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM

It should read…We give you this honor, blah blah blah… and now if you see the guy behind the curtain, he’ll have your check waiting…you rub my back and I’ll rub your back or maybe if someone has a larger donation bend you over and drill you from the back side…it could go either way but thanks for the award

mike mac January 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM

REALLY???????? It’s not April 1, yet.

Old Timer January 16, 2013 at 4:13 PM

They are all crooks

clonpet January 16, 2013 at 5:19 PM

he is a jerk tried to line his pockets with the attempted closure of Buchanan
Air port. He is one of the reasons the county is closing firehouses, he was in bed with the union and allowed people to spike there pensions
When he owned TR’s food terrible, and the place was dirty, plus he used to walk around with a drink in hand
what a crook

Elwood January 16, 2013 at 5:27 PM


Marky Mark’s popularity seems to be growing by leaps and bounds!

anon January 16, 2013 at 5:37 PM

The California Small Business Association is a pro-big government body that is really the “small business” answer to corporatism. Keep in mind that “small business” doesn’t mean mom&pop, it means companies in the size range of 200-500 employees and doing 10’s of millions in business. They are pro-tax and pro-regulation, as long as those taxes and regulations only burden microbusinesses.

It’s no wonder they honor Desaulnier, who was a terrible small business owner who ran a sub-par restaurant with awful food and awful service.

Anonymous January 16, 2013 at 5:47 PM

What’s he have to do with sending our local CHP to Oakland?

Anonymous January 16, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Desaulnier is a big shot on the transportation committee. One call to the governor and he could get our CHP officers back here instead of being in Oakland. We pay our vehicle registration to have a CHP here ,not in Oakland. Those folks had the opportunity to vote more money for more cops and voted it down. Now Claycordians pay the price.

H. Kennedy January 16, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Mark is a useless politician who changed from republican to democrat so he could continue on the public dole. George Miller is another useless sap.

It shows how pathetic the group who nominated this drunk.

It's Falling Apart January 17, 2013 at 12:42 AM

“It is imperative that we do everything possible to support the endeavors of small business owners across California.”

Then explain the following,
Best/Worst States for Business 2012 survey of 650 business leaders.
California earns the dubious honor of being ranked dead last for the EIGHTH consecutive year.

“Report: 254 companies left California in 2011”

“Folsom Company Moving To Texas, Citing California Costs, Red Tape”

Found this posted on LA Times website last November,
“Goodbye California. I became a Nevada resident a few weeks ago. You can not be a state with a (soon to be) 13.3% top tax rate next to a state with no state tax and not expect a fleeing of tax revenue and businesses. Up and down my street here in Las Vegas many of my neighbors are here from California for the same reason. I own 2 businesses both original to California. One having just over 100 employees has been completely moved from California the second with about 30 employees has started to move.
The state of California opens it’s doors wide open with sanctuary cities and generous entitlements while at the same time businesses, high net worth individuals and investors flee. We grow weary of of paying the bill for politicians who purchase their next election with promises off goodies and insane benefits to their local public employee unions. ….
Good luck California. The bills for your reckless ways will come due much sooner than you think.”

Anonymous January 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Isnt it great to watch politicians give each other awards and name freeways after each other? This guy once said “I am the only true liberal I’n this race”

Jeff January 17, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Politicians and their self serving committees mean nothing to me. They probably gave him an award so he would “grant” them some money.

I can’t stand California politicians. Elitist idiots who want nothing more than to control your lives.

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