Re: "Small Business Lending Fund Bill Stalls — Again": As a commercial finance consultant and a former commercial banker, it is very clear to me that passage of H.R. 5297 is essential to developing any meaningful level of employment growth.

As an independent voter, I find myself struggling to comprehend the Republican agenda, which seems utterly focused on maintaining a high level of unemployment through the November elections. This is the party of capitalism and patriotism?

This bill is beyond politics. It is about supporting entrepreneurial activity and getting our economy back on track.

Bill McQuinn
President, Fulcrum Financial Services
Denver