NFIB cites candidate’s strong positions on small business issues
PHOENIX, ARIZ., October 17, 2012 – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today announced its support for former United States Airman Martha McSally in the 2nd Congressional District race.
“Martha McSally understands that it’s the private sector, and not the federal government, that is the engine of job growth in America,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB Vice President of Political and Grassroots. “She believes in reining in federal spending and creating a pro-growth environment in which small businesses can invest and create new jobs.”
McSally faces former congressional staffer Ron Barber, who won a special election. He disappointed Arizona small business owners by opposing an extension of all of the current federal tax rates, which are set to increase at the end of the year.
“The constant campaign by some members of Congress to raise income tax rates has led to the sense of uncertainty that inhibits small businesses from investing, expanding or hiring,” said NFIB Arizona State Director Farrell Quinlan. “Our members were surprised that Congressman Barber joined that effort because of the heavy impact that it will have on small business job creators.”
McSally’s endorsement comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust (SAFE), the association’s political action committee, and is based on positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues.
Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB will encourage its members in Arizona to help turn out the small-business vote for Martha McSally this coming Election Day.
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NFIB is the nation’s leading small-business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.