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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…

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),…

NFIB’s free-market failure

All during the debate on healthcare reform both before Obamacare and after some business organizations, including the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), argued for a “free-market” approach.  One favorite proposal was to allow insurance to be sold to individuals across state lines which would require that states to give…