My Twitter feed is full of photos and statements by legislators announcing their “small business owner” of the year. At another time of year we get the same for their woman of the year and so on.
I don’t mean to throw a turd in the punchbowl — but WTF? I don’t elect my representatives to use their office to bestow government accolades or recognition on anyone.
At some basic level it’s really not about anything other than generating press for the elected officials themselves.
Every small business owner willing to make a go of it in this state is worthy of praise. But I hardly need a politician singling one out for my consideration.