What Small Business Wants to Hear from POTUS Tonight

Date: January 12, 2016

DC (January 12, 2016)
– Small business owners don’t expect President Obama
this evening to reconsider any of his priorities, like subsidizing health
insurance, raising the minimum wage and mandating paid leave.  But they’d be pleasantly surprised, according
to the National Federation of
Independent Business (NFIB)
, if he would admit that none of them are free
and not everyone is a winner.

“Honest people can disagree about the wisdom of
these policies.  We think they’re harmful
to small business and the US economy,” said NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner. “What’s frustrating to our members is that he often forgets that more
jobs that pay well aren’t possible without more businesses that are doing well. 

“We’d like the President to remember that most
business owners are hardworking, middle-class Americans who have to pay for
almost everything he sees as a priority. 
They compensate their employees based on what their customers pay
them.  Forcing them to spend more than
they have doesn’t spread prosperity.  It
makes prosperity harder to achieve for many Americans, especially at the

For the small business response to the President’s
remarks, please contact Jack Mozloom at 202-406-4450 or 609-406-4450 (cell).

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