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

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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Steve Owens
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Steve Owens Entrepreneur • Advisor
Finish Line - A Better Way for Small Companies to Develop Products
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
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Irwin Stein Advisor
Very experienced (40 years) corporate,securities and real estate attorney.
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.
Sidney Sclar
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Sidney Sclar Entrepreneur
SID the SECURITY PRO at sidthesecuritypro.com
Donald Trump has for profit business interest. Hillary Clinton does not have for profit business interest. Both have non profit interest.
Tom Giannone
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Tom Giannone Entrepreneur
Managing Principal, Cresa
The market hates uncertainty, both nationally and internationally. Whether you like him or not and whether he will help or exasperate the conditions is unknown. I would be concerned that the markets will cease until the smoke clears IF he wins. Hillary is much safer bet for the status quo!
Shalini Trefzer, PMP
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Shalini Trefzer, PMP Entrepreneur
YOUR Project, Program, Change initiative, Business Operations and Strategy Manager.
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 :-)
Dimitry Rotstein
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Dimitry Rotstein Entrepreneur
Head of R&D at SafeZone
The question is too generic to answer. Impact in what sense, exactly? In particular, for better or worse?
For example, some claim that having a President Trump increases the chances of a nuclear war. Suppose it does. Would that have an impact on entrepreneurs? I suppose it would, but how exactly? Would it make entrepreneurship more difficult because all your prospective clients are dead and money is meaningless, or would rebuilding the world from ashes provide an enormous opportunity for innovation (plus, all your competitors would be dead)? Who can say.
Peter Kestenbaum
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Peter Kestenbaum Entrepreneur
Advisor, Investor, Mentor to Emerging firms
It is probably a mute discussion.. I would be shocked if this election comes out any different than the current pole suggestions... Impact for startup, not necessarily emerging firms, is much more likely to be influenced by local (state) initiatives.. for example enterprise zones ( for example in NY if you reside in certain designated startup areas or accelerator locations you pay no state tax )- the largest potential impacts I see on the table is how "carry" is treated on taxation but whether or not that will trickle down to impact a founder looking for 500 or 1M dollars is not clear.. Another potential impact are some of the regulations around crowd funding and/or securities treatment for small firms... again not all sure how much of an impact that will have. I am a great believer in unintended consequences. For example when SOX regulations were passed for making sure larger firms had the right type of audits to protect the public after the Enron frauds no one expected that making public company subject to a SOX audit would mean that smaller software firms ( 10-20-50M ) would make IPOs far less attractive and hence the alternative (M&A) much more popular... Less expensive college and the potential for education for kids to become programmers is another one that might have unintended consequences. If some of our youth can get to less expensive training environments and come out semi proficient programmers that would be great. Some of the programs, like the ones in NY (Flatiron comes to mind) to generate software programmers are great but their breadth is narrow. Changing college funding models might make an impact on programs in schools. Kids do not want to sit at a desk for 4 years but an intensive one year we can make you a programmer college program might work and have a broader appeal and breadth. We can all sit around and due mental contortions about the policies of our candidates but dollars to donuts it some unintended consequence that will impact the most..
Martin Omansky
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Martin Omansky Entrepreneur
Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional
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
Stephen Campbell, PMP
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Project Management Professional
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.
Mary Paige Forrester
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AS Project Manager at Cisco
Given that you can take a Trump speech and read it backwards and it becomes a hillary speech, it really comes down to whether you are a capitalist otr a socialist. Example from a cartoon. DONALD TRUMP: It's getting worse So don't try to convince me that the future is bright in America The future is bright in America Becasuse, when you take a closer look There is anger and hate even if It's not who we are as a nation but You should be scared Crime, Terrorists, Illegals We need to do something Believe me Fear Is greater than Hope Because We can't be optimistic And you'll never hear me say America needs bridges no walls. Read backwards for Hillary Clinton's speech. Mary Paige Forrester http://www.linkedin.com/in/marypaigeforrester Win/Win Career Connections https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12000963 Contact Centers Operations and Technology Experts https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8194657 Recognition for Outstanding Work in Program Management & Networking: http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-service/427410 mary-paige-forrester.branded.me http://topfemaleexecutives.com/2015/06/22/mary-paige-forrester/ Women of Distinction Magazine: Featured on page 54: http://go.epublish4me.com/ebook/ebook?id=10086776#/54 If you forward this email, please delete the forwarding history, which includes my email address! It is a courtesy to me and others who may not wish to have their email addresses sent all over the world! Erasing the history helps prevent Spammers from mining addresses and viruses from being propagated. Thanks.
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