September 14, 2021 Press Releases

ICYMI: Joe Biden, a jobs president, saved my business

PHOENIX –– On Sunday, Chandler small business owner AJ Kurdoglu published an op-ed in the SanTan Sun News highlighting how President Biden’s American Rescue Plan delivered critical grants, loans, and investments to help small business owners across the country keep their doors open and their staff on payroll.

See below for key excerpts from his piece on how President Biden and Democrats in Congress delivered for Arizona’s Main Street businesses:

SanTan Sun News: Joe Biden, a jobs president, saved my business

By AJ Kurdoglu

  • “Thanks to President Biden’s leadership and tireless advocacy for Main Street business, my shop is thriving mere months after we thought we’d have to shutter because of the pandemic.”
  • “When the American Rescue Plan passed in March 2021, I breathed another sigh of relief, knowing that finally, my business would get the help it needed to keep its doors open. Luckily, President Biden understands that Main Street businesses, and our workers, are the backbone of America.”
  • “On his first day in office, President Biden sought to undo the failures of his predecessor and stop this downward trend by providing the resources that small businesses like mine needed to keep their doors open.”
  • “Because of these programs, my business and thousands like mine survived a global pandemic. And don’t just take my word for it. By almost every indicator, it’s clear that President Biden’s build back better agenda saved our economy and helped recover millions of jobs lost due to Donald Trump’s failed leadership.
  • “In fact, a record four million jobs have been created since Biden took office — 100,000 of them right here in Arizona — and unemployment claims continue to fall week after week. Paychecks are growing at the fastest rate since 2006 and the demand for American-made goods continues to climb. The evidence is clear: Joe Biden is a jobs president.”
  • “Helping our small businesses make ends meet should not be a divisive or partisan issue, and yet not a single Arizona Republican voted for the American Rescue Plan, which funded these life and livelihood saving measures and supported countless Arizona small businesses. Democrats alone kept Arizona businesses afloat.