Do Small Businesses Really Drive the Economy?

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President Obama has been on a tour to push his $447-billion jobs package, and he's been meeting with small business owners in places like North Carolina and Ohio, making it clear that they are at the heart of his plan for economic recovery. Meanwhile, some Congressional Democrats are already saying that the jobs bill will need some major changes in order to pass. Can small businesses really save our ailing economy?

Jay Goltz is the author of "The Street-Smart Entrepreneur: 133 Tough Lessons I Learned the Hard Way" and the lead small business blogger for The New York Times, where he writes "The Thinking Entrepreneur." As a small business owner, Goltz thinks its ridiculous for politicians to say that small business drive the economy. Dan Gross, columnist and economics editor for Yahoo! Finance, talks about how small business play into a successful economy.