National Federation of Independent Busienss

NFIB admits its position on Medicaid expansion will hurt many small businesses

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has strongly advocated that states not expand their Medicaid programs as allowed under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  This wasn’t a business decision by the organization because expanding Medicaid will benefit small businesses as I have pointed out in opinion editorials (here, here…

NFIB’s bogus poll

Two recent polls of businesses seem to show conflicting results: “69% of small business owners and manufacturers say President Obama’s Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers.”“39% of small businesses say that President Obama is the most supportive candidate of small business, whereas only 31%…

NFIB exposed…again

The first time I mentioned Bill Dunkelberg in my blog was two years ago.  Mr. Dunkelberg is the chief economist of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Professor Emeritus of economics at Temple University and chairman of Liberty Bell Bank in New Jersey.  Unfortunately, in spite of all those…

Tidal wave of lies

There are three main things holding the small businesses back in North Carolina, says Gregg Thompson the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in that state.  “One is regulations, one is health care and one is taxes.” Mr. Thompson’s comments were part of a nine-state “Stop the Tidal Wave” anti-regulations…

Facts show Obamacare good for business

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 The S.C. director of the National Federation of Independent Business continues his organization’s misleading information campaign about the new health-care law (“Replace health law with reforms that work,” Friday). As the president and CEO of the 5,000-member S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce and vice chair…

Kudos to TV host

For years the National Federation of Independent Business has been the darling of the media.  The NFIB had successfully sold the story that they represented small businesses.  The organization had the money to get in front of the national press and reporters were happy to have an easy “go-to” group…

National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week should be a good time for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) which claims to represent the country’s real job creators.  Unfortunately for the NFIB, exactly who is pulling its strings now has the attention of the national media.  As John Stoehr writes for Reuters (see below),…

Round two

The media reported that the government’s attorney, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr., had a tough day yesterday arguing in front of the Supreme Court that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was constitutional.  His opening remarks were apparently not as coherent as they should have been and he consequently sustained…

Millionaire defenders club

A procedural vote this week, possibly even today, in the US Senate will determine if President Obama’s American Jobs Act even gets to be debated on the Senate floor.  The bill doesn’t have a chance of passing the Senate because it, as most legislation now, can’t get the 60 votes…

NFIB buys a Lincoln

The pretender small business organization is at it again representing the interests of its real patrons—big business and the wealthiest Americans. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has hired former Democratic Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln to be the front stooge of its latest publicity stunt, Small Businesses for Sensible…