Joe Jordan, associate administrator of government contracting and business development at SBA is a PR plant by the Obama Administration, and everybody in the House & Senate small business subcommittees knows it. We now know that his job was to come into SBA and assist management with agency “spin”. You need only look at the current agency report car to get this gist.
Many experts say the grades aren’t accurate because the businesses that are winning the contracts often aren’t small. Agencies routinely get credit for awarding contracts to small businesses that have outgrown that status or been bought by large corporations. Therefore, in many cases, a small business is no longer doing the work.
This position has bipartisan support; both Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Contracting Oversight Subcommittee and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), the subcommittee’s chairwoman agree. Yes, the program follows the rules and might be technically correct; but that only speaks to how shady the rules are in the fist place.
I don’t expect to hear from any of you “flies on the wall” who’ve been parading your SBA acknowledgement as if it really means something…