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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…

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…

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…

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%…

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…

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…