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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New York's Jobs-Killing Pols

SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating has the lead opinion piece in today's New York Post. The piece is based on SBE Council's "Small Business Scorecard for the 111th Congress."

The article begins:

If our elected officials in New York love small businesses as much as they claim, then why do they keep voting to make life so difficult for entrepreneurs?

The overriding issue in the coming election is a poor economy devoid of job creation. If we're to get things back on track, small businesses must lead the way. After all, small firms with fewer than 500 workers represent 99.7 percent of US businesses, employ half the private-sector workforce and generate 65 percent of net new jobs.

From their rhetoric, you might get the idea that New York politicians understand these straightforward economic facts of life. But that is overwhelmingly not the case with our congressional delegation -- including some who are now facing tough re-election efforts...

Read the rest of this article here.

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