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Obama’s policies an obstacle for startups

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The following is an excerpt of an article by Chris Woodward, originally posted at

Speaking August 4 at a White House showcase of more than 30 startup teams of women, minorities and young people, the president said there is an underrepresentation of women and minorities among the nation’s startup businesses. For example, the White House says around three percent of U.S. startups backed by venture capital are led by women. Only one percent are headed by African-Americans.

Deneen Borelli, chief political correspondent at Conservative Review, finds the president’s plan hypocritical. She says it’s possible that not every individual in the demographics described by the president is interested in entrepreneurship. Even if they are, Borelli says it all starts with a quality education for children.

“And people need to be reminded that years ago President Obama did not want to fund the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships for poor, disadvantaged children,” she notes.

“So I find President Obama being hypocritical when it comes to – and I’m using his words – ‘giving people a fair shot and unleashing Americans’ potential.'”

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Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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