According to the Small Business Administration, small business accounts for about two-thirds of all job creation and about half of all employment in the United States. Obviously, small business plays an important role in our economy.You might expect the current crop of presidential candidates to include small business in their plans for economic growth. But you would be wrong. Most of the candidates are ignoring the plight of businesses on Main Street and focusing instead on the big money of Wall Street. Many once considered the GOP the party favored by small business. This changed with President Bush's election in 2000. The Republican Party controlled the White House and Congress and milked big money from corporate lobbyists through the so-called K Street Project (an effort led by former House Speaker Tom DeLay that tried to corner corporate and other lobbyists' dollars for the GOP). I still remember a telling moment in a Midwestern debate between Bush and former Vice President Al Gore in 2000. A man wearing jeans and a John Deere hat asked what the candidates would do to help family farmers. Bush must have only heard "farm." He went on to give a great response -- great if you were a corporate executive at a huge agra firm like Archer Daniels Midland ( ADM), but not if you owned a small family farm.