Steadman: Immigrants’ Son Promotes Opportunity for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of Job Creators Network, talks about success in the Trump era and how he’s living his own American dream. (Photo courtesy of Job Creators Network)
Photo courtesy of Job Creators Network

Mykala Steadman of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation writes in the Daily Signal about how president and CEO of Job Creators Network Alfredo Ortiz became a champion of capitalism and small business and went after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortiz.

Alfredo Ortiz has lived the American dream.

While his father worked as tailor in Chula Vista, California, Ortiz and his mother dug through trash to find aluminum cans and newspapers. They “cashed in” these items at the local YMCA for their grocery money.

Those hardships early in life didn’t dissuade Ortiz. Today, he’s a passionate believer in America and the ways economic freedom can transform lives.

As the president and CEO of Job Creators Network, Ortiz leads one of the most vocal groups for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

“The ‘Green Raw Deal’ is basically socialism and nothing is more destructive to freedom and prosperity than socialism. You can see that in history, looking at places like the Soviet Union. You can see that in the contemporary world, in places like Venezuela. Venezuela was a relatively rich country twenty years ago before it went down the path of socialism. Today, many of its people are eating dogs and rats to avoid starvation,” Ortiz said.

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