The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s and
South Carolina’s leading small business association, said today it has endorsed
Nikki Haley for a second term as governor.
“Governor Haley has done an outstanding job as governor
and proven to our members that she not only understands the challenges facing
South Carolina’s small, family businesses but will do everything she can to
help small businesses compete and grow and create jobs,” said Ben Homeyer,
state director of NFIB/South Carolina.
During her first term, Governor Haley has:
- Cut taxes on small businesses.
- Fixed the state’s broken unemployment system
from being nearly bankrupt to paying off debt years ahead of schedule.
- Worked to lower the unemployment rate to 5.3
percent, which is the lowest in over a decade.
- Established a small-business task force to
reduce red tape that can ensnare small businesses.
- Stopped the irresponsible expansion of Medicaid.
- Produced an environment which as has seen small
business grow by 5 percent in the past two years.
“Governor Haley has kept her promise to help South
Carolina’s small businesses,” Homeyer said. “Her commitment and understanding
as a former small family business owner to see that small business has every
opportunity to thrive makes her clear choice in this year’s election for
NFIB’s political support is based on the candidate’s
position and record on small business issues. The endorsement comes from the
NFIB/South Carolina SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the political
action committee for NFIB/South Carolina membership.
Today’s endorsement puts the considerable grassroots
support of the state’s small businesses behind the governor’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 4,000 members in South Carolina
to help turn out the influential small business voting bloc on Election Day.