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Good news from NFIB survey

Good news from our friends at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) even if they don’t think it is good news.  According to a non-random survey of 921 small business owners and operators released today by the NFIB, “64 percent reported that they pay more for insurance premiums per…

NFIB’s big business funding revealed again

Last July I had an opinion editorial in The Hill’s Congressional Blog entitled, “Big money behind misinformation on healthcare law”.  It talked about the revelations of big donor money flowing to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) to fight against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  According to a Public…

Business Leaders Say Stop Using Bogus Definition of Small Business to Mislead Voters and Policy Makers

Washington, DC, October 10, 2012 ­­– The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which represents small- and medium-sized companies, calls on candidates for office to stop misleading voters with bogus data based on inaccurate definitions of small business. Specifically, a report commissioned by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and…

Best quote from weekend talk-shows

I have to admit that I was envious when Mitt Romney cited the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) twice during last week’s Presidential debate.  The small-business pretender organization was effectively used by Mr. Romney to give credibility to his argument that allowing the tax rates on households with over…

Media correcting the lies

It is satisfying to know that persistence in correcting false information pays off.  One of the on-going lies about Obamacare is that it imposes a tax on small businesses.  This lie has been told over and over by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) that has taken millions of…

Obamacare delivers for South Carolina citizens and businesses once again

One important part of Obamacare passed in 2010 was a thing called the medical loss ratio.  Essentially it says that if at least 80% of the health insurance premiums collected by an insurance company do not go to paying for medical services then the policyholder is due a refund.  As the…

Commentary: Small-business owners say the future looks bleak if health care law overturned

The Washington PostApril 1, 2012 By Jamal Lee Last week, the nation’s attention was riveted to the Supreme Court, where oral arguments were being made over the constitutionality of the health care reform law, also known as the Affordable Care Act. Pundits have been making one prediction after another as…