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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Business Beware, and Get Active!

The Wall Street Journal reported the following today:

The Service Employees International Union has set aside $10 million -- and could spend as much as $50 million -- for a campaign this year to push for legislation championed by the organization, including an economic-recovery package, a revamped health-care system and a controversial union-organizing bill.

This should concern every business owner in the nation.

Given the recent massive expansion of government in our economy, and that even more misguided interference is being pledged (and pushed by unions like the SEIU), entrepreneurs need to make their voices heard with their elected officials now more than ever before.

If you think that government is the path to economic prosperity, then sit back and do nothing. But if you rightly fear that government is to blame for most of the current mess and will only make matters worse if current plans for more spending, taxing and regulating become reality, then get active!

By the way, joining SBE Council is a good and necessary step.

Raymond J. Keating
Chief Economist
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

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