The right economic message for Latinos

Perhaps the most befuddling aspect of the 2012 presidential election is the idea advanced by political prognosticators and analysts that Hispanic Americans will be voting en bloc for President Obama without a second thought. As a proud member of the Latino community in America, this prediction frustrates me just as much as it perplexes me.

In recent decades, Hispanics have become some of the most successful small-business owners in the country. According to a recent article in Caribbean Business, the number of Latino-owned businesses in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years. As recently as 2007, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses is 22.4 percent in Florida, 20.7 percent in Texas and 16.5 percent in California. READ MORE

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