Millions Of America's Smallest Businesses Are Waiting For Congress To Act
Washington, D.C., December 6, 2011 – As the U.S. Senate prepares to debate another payroll tax extension proposal, Kristie Arslan, President & CEO of the NASE, encourages our policymakers to put partisan politics aside and pass the payroll tax extension:
“It is important that our nation’s smallest businesses have the tools and resources they need to serve the American consumer this Holiday season and beyond. Passing the payroll tax extension will put that extra savings in the pockets of not only consumers, but also in the pockets of the self-employed and micro-businesses who serve as employer and employee. This relief can help pay for additional supplies, phone lines and online advertising for small businesses that continue to struggle as the economy falters.
“In addition to the payroll tax break, Congress can invest in small fixes that will go a long way for the small business community: fix the tax disparities that make small businesses pay more than their corporate counterparts for health insurance; increase small business lending to help start-ups create new jobs and help existing businesses expand; help the states launch self-employment training programs for residents.
“America’s smallest businesses want our policymakers to work together to find a solution that put’s America back to work – not just political finger pointing. The bottom line is that stimulating the economy will help boost the bottom lines of America’s smallest businesses.