NEW: NFIB Releases Latest “In Their Own Words” Video

Date: June 01, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 1, 2022) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, today released the latest video in a series featuring small business owners explaining how Washington’s proposed tax increases would hurt their ability to operate, survive, and thrive.

The video series “In Their Own Words” features small businesses from across the country and is part of NFIB’s Small Business Survival campaign, a coordinated advocacy effort that highlights why tax increases would be harmful to America’s small businesses.

The latest video in the series features Arizona small business owner Marty Giebelhaus, owner of Marlin Mechanical Corp., a plumbing business that has been in business for 40 years. Gielbelhaus expresses concerns about future tax increases and how that would affect his employees.

Giebelhaus explains: “We hope that there aren’t any future tax increases or rollbacks…of any deductions on that either because it’s been an opportunity for us to invest more in our people. Our wages have gone up an incredible amount over the past few years and that’s just to keep up with the surrounding industries because it is getting incredibly difficult to find people and to retain people with the amount of work that’s going on. So, we have to compete and in order to do that, we have to offer our people the absolute best. We always have and we continue to do that, but it is definitely a struggle with being locked into long-term contracts…that goes with materials as well with the supply chain issues and the increases in costs. We can’t always bake that into a new contract.”

Watch the new Small Business Survival: In Their Own Words video featuring Marty Giebelhaus here:

The Small Business Survival campaign is a coordinated advocacy effort that includes targeted traditional and digital advertising, media initiatives, research, grassroots, lobbying, and other efforts that will highlight why tax increases would be harmful to small businesses while holding members of Congress accountable for their support of tax hikes and mandates.

More information about the campaign can be found here: and here:

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