Small Business Wants Opportunity, Not Handouts

Date: June 17, 2014

Small Business Wants Opportunity, Not Handouts
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Eric Reller 202-314-2073 or


Small Business Wants Opportunity, Not Handouts

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2014
— National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Manager of Regulatory Policy Dan Bosch made the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the Administration of ‘pen and phone actions’ to spur entrepreneurship:

“This is yet another example of the Administration jumping to the head of the line, trying to take credit for innovation in the private sector where they have provided little help, and many headaches,” said Bosch. “While a few of these initiatives might provide some marginal benefit, the Administration’s actions today pale in comparison to the crushing regulatory burden that they have placed on businesses in recent years.

“It’s especially frustrating that the Administration is promoting this initiative only weeks after announcing a new EPA rule that will significantly raise the cost of energy for U.S. manufacturers, and days after threatening to veto legislation in the House of Representatives that would lower the cost to small manufacturers to reinvest in their businesses.” 


NFIB is the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 to give small-business owners a voice in public policy-making, NFIB’s policy positions are set by its 350,000 business-owner members, who send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through NFIB’s unique member-only ballot. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information is available online at

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