“Pledge for America” and Small Business

The House GOP leadership released their “Pledge to America” last week, which included various proposals focused on helping small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Specifically, the pledge would stop tax increases on all taxpayers (when the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year) and provide small business owners with another significant tax deduction to free up additional resources for investment and hiring. The Pledge also repeals the new health care law, and replaces it with reforms that have long been sought by the small business community. On the regulatory front, the Pledge makes members of Congress accountable for the laws they pass by requiring congressional approval of new federal regulations. It also proposes to start chipping away at out-of-control spending, which must be done for the U.S. to remain competitive, fiscally strong and the land of opportunity.

“Business owners want to get back to growing, investing and creating jobs. They want to stop worrying about the uncertainty of higher taxes and a health care bill that threatens to overtake their businesses with unsustainable costs and a blizzard of new paperwork,” said Karen Kerrigan.* She congratulated Republicans for putting forth a pro-growth, pro-entrepreneur agenda that will help small business owners do just that. To read the Pledge, please visit: http://www.gop.gov/

* Kerrigan is President & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

SBE Council is a national, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. For more information, please visit: www.sbecouncil.org.

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