IF GENERAL ELECTRIC CANNOT SUCCEED HERE, HOW CAN SMALL BUSINESS?

Date: January 13, 2016

IF GENERAL ELECTRIC CANNOT SUCCEED HERE, HOW CAN SMALL BUSINESS?

The following statement can be attributed
to NFIB Connecticut state director, Andrew Markowski, regarding General
Electrics anticipated announcement that they are leaving Connecticut for a
friendlier business climate:

“The irony of today’s developments, if true, is not
lost on the small business community. Just last night the leader of our state
was seated prominently next to the First Lady and held up as a shining example
of what policymakers should be striving to achieve. Today we see the reality
of what those progressive policies actually accomplish. They undermine economic
confidence and send businesses away.

If a corporation the size of General Electric cannot
afford to do business in Connecticut, how can a small, family owned business be
expected to operate in this state? The answer is that they cannot. They will
pack up and leave just like General Electric and with them, go all of the jobs
and the community support that small businesses provide to our state. Our
members are certainly hoping that this unfortunate announcement will be a
wakeup call not only to our state lawmakers, but also the entire electorate in
our state.  Connecticut policymakers must make fundamental and sustained
changes to the way business is done in Hartford. You cannot continue to over
tax, over spend, and legislate people out of business without destroying our
economy.”

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