Skip to comments.Congress Receives Small Business Ratings
Posted on 03/08/2002 4:27:05 PM PST by IronJack
Washington, D.C.The Small Business Survival Committee (SBSC) has released its annual scorecard which rates how members of Congress voted during 2001 on key small business issues.
SBSCs scorecard rates lawmakers based on 12 key votes in the U.S. House of Representatives and 12 votes in the U.S. Senate impacting small businesses. Included in this years ratings are votes on issues as reducing taxes and regulations, death tax elimination, capital gains tax relief, expanding U.S. markets overseas, reducing dependence on foreign energy, and making health care more affordable.
Lawmakers who voted in favor of small businesses at least 80% of the time are recognized by SBSC as Champions of Small Business.
With small businesses responsible for creating 75% of all new jobs, the public needs to know who is standing up for small businesses and who is standing in the way, said SBSC President Darrell McKigney. We all have a stake in a strong small business climate.
SBSC chief economist Raymond J. Keating added: Our elected officials need to remember that small business is the backbone of the U.S. economy. These enterprises provide the bulk of innovations, goods, services, and jobs. Increased tax and regulatory take a big toll on small businesses, their employees, and therefore, the economy in general.
SBSC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit small business advocacy group with more than 70,000 members across the nation. For more information, please call SBSC at 202-785-0238.
Kinda like the NRA
So is Free Republic.
First of all, this is not an SBA article. And the SBSC is not an SBA lobbyist. They are conservatives who track issues of interest to the small business community. Many FReepers are business people, so the ratings of Congress with respect to small business may be of interest to them.
Secondly, I'm sure you can appreciate the irony you pointed out, that your acclaimed lack of interest in this topic has provided the thread with several bumps.
Thirdly, I'm sure you have the option of not reading threads that don't pique your interest. Reading them with an eye toward telling everyone how uninterested you are smacks of duplicity, if not schizophrenia.
Heh. Inasmuch as I coined it, I would say so.
This is your last bump. Enjoy.