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Troubled Waters It's been a year of scandal, criticism and change at the SBA.

By Joshua Kurlantzick

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Recently, the SBA has come under a hailstorm of criticism foreverything from its response to the Katrina disaster to the way ithelped companies recover from 9/11: The Associated Press reportedthat some of the loans designated for companies impacted byterrorism went to a perfume firm in the Virgin Islands, a winery inOregon and other unaffected businesses. One prominent senator evenheld hearings on whether the SBA should be abolished.

With the SBA on everyone's mind, we put questions about theorganization to this month's "Point/Counterpoint"team, New Mexico Democrat Rep. Tom Udall and Arizona RepublicanRep. Rick Renzi.

Entrepreneur: Are there better ways for the federalgovernment to help entrepreneurs than the current structures andorganizations? If so, what are they?

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