NFIB Responds to POTUS on Taxes

Date: January 20, 2015

Washington, DC (January 20, 2015)Dan Danner, President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent
Business (NFIB),
the country’s leading advocate for small business owners,
this evening issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:


“Most small business owners aren’t
wealthy.  Neither are they helped in the
smallest way by higher taxes on anyone else. 
The President’s tax agenda is fair in the way that hurricanes are
fair.  They hurt everyone.  His goal is apparently to ensure that the tax
code hurts everyone.  A much better idea,
and just as fair, would be to bring small business taxes into line with the
biggest corporations and the richest individuals.  The goal should be to hurt fewer Americans,
not more. 


“There are 6 million small employers
in America.  They create most of the jobs
and they pay most of the taxes.  And most
of them pay the income tax, not the corporate tax.  Making them more competitive necessarily
means cutting their tax rates.  Nothing
in what the President outlined this evening offers to them any real
relief.  Some of what he proposed would
be actually harmful. 


“This was a big moment for the
country and a big opportunity and regrettably he answered with small ideas and
even smaller motivations.”


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