Georgia Business Leader Alfredo Ortiz: MLB Boycott Hurting Minority Small Business Owners Over An "Outright Lie"
Job Creators Network CEO Alfredo Ortiz said the "outright lie" of Georgia's voting law, that he says "makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat," that caused the MLB to pull the All-Star game from Atlanta will hurt Black small business owners. Ortiz appeared on 'FOX & Friends' to discuss the economic damage this will mean and the impact to business owners who were looking forward to the event.
"They are barely making it out of the coast crisis out of the pandemic and now they're faced under the Biden administration with potentially higher taxes, a higher minimum wage, more red tape and regulations and now this," Ortiz said of minority business owners. "I mean, this was an opportunity that my understanding and I'm glad you had the commissioner on as well is going to cost upwards of $100 million of economic damages and impact to the state."
"These small business owners especially in Cobb, I mean, a lot of these are minority-owned businesses that were really looking forward and desperately needed this kind of revenue instream," he continued. "All because quite frankly there was a misinterpretation or misunderstanding or, quite frankly, just an outright lie of the law that was passed here in Georgia on voting rights. The bottom line is that law, it just makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat."
"Now we have CEOs that quite frankly are taking that and perpetuating these myths or lies quite frankly that that led to the pull out of the MLB and we're very disappointed and very saddened," Ortiz said. "I expect that out of politicians and political talking heads and operatives like Joe Biden or Stacey Abrams but I just don't expect that out of our CEOs and corporations that I think should be held to a higher standard and need to be held accountable because they owe it to the public to speak to the truth."