From Troubled Past to Conservative Voice: The Inspiring Journey of Carl Jackson

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Main Street Matters with Elaine Parker and Alfredo Ortiz explores the intersection of small business and government policy. With more than 90 million Americans either owning or depending on small business for their household income, policies like taxes, regulations, and access to credit have a huge effect on the American Dream. Elaine and Alfredo talk with small business owners, government officials and office holders, and experts about everything from education to the labor market on this interesting and entertaining podcast.

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Thursday, July 13

In this episode, Alfredo Ortiz and Elaine Parker interview nationally syndicated radio host and small business owner, Carl Jackson. They discuss the recent economic news, including the Consumer Price Index and core inflation, as well as the impact on grocery prices. They also delve into the jobs report, expressing concern about small business owners putting hiring plans on hold due to economic uncertainty. Alfredo and Elaine critique President Biden's job creation claims and discuss the impact of inflation on small businesses. They also touch on their personal experiences as minorities in the Republican Party and the importance of hard work and entrepreneurship. Main Street Matters is part of the Salem Podcast Network - new episodes debut every Wednesday & Thursday. For more info visit