The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s and Georgia’s leading small business association, said today it has endorsed Nathan Deal for a second term as governor.
“Governor Deal has done an outstanding job as governor and proven to our members that he not only understands the challenges facing Georgia’s small, family businesses but will do everything he can to help small businesses compete and grow and create jobs,” said Kyle Jackson, state director of NFIB/Georgia.
During his first term, Governor Deal has worked hard to:
- Cut taxes on small businesses
- Fix Georgia’s broken unemployment system
- Balance the state budget while avoiding a tax increase and maintaining Georgia’s AAA bond rating
- Eliminate the state’s estate tax, also known as the death tax, making it easier for entrepreneurs to pass family businesses to their children and grandchildren
- Stop the irresponsible expansion of Medicaid
- Improve the state unemployment rate
“Governor Deal has kept his promise to help Georgia’s small businesses,” Jackson said. “His commitment to reduce taxes and sensible regulations make him the clear choice for governor.”
NFIB's political support is based on the candidate's position and record on small business issues. The endorsement comes from the NFIB/Georgia SAFE (Save America's Free Enterprise) Trust, the political action committee for NFIB/Georgia’s membership.
Today's endorsement puts the considerable grassroots support of the state's small businesses behind Deal’s campaign. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to vote.
NFIB will encourage its 7,300 members in Georgia to help turn out the influential small business voting bloc on May 20 and again in November.PHOTO: Autiger/Wikimedia Commons