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NASE Statement On White House Small Biz Meeting

Friday, April 08, 2011

For Immediate Release: Contact:  Kristin Oberlander
(202) 466-2100
koberlander@NASEadmin.org
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White House Prepares Small Business Groups For Shutdown that Could Have Severe Consequences For Small Biz Community And Economy

Washington, D.C., April 8, 2011 - Kristie Arslan, Executive Director of the NASE, released the following statement after a meeting with the White House on a Government shutdown’s effect on America’s small business community:

“While we recognize that both parties want to stick to their principles, at the end of the day a Government shutdown will have severe consequences on America’s small business community. With tax day approaching, a Government shutdown could not come at a worse time for  small businesses – the self-employed and micro-business – who are counting on federal loans and the infusion of capital from their annual tax refund to reinvest in their businesses. With IRS Regional Offices and tax hotlines closed, they will also be left without any support to complete their returns."

“We are finally starting to see signs of recovery in the economy and a Government shutdown will impede this positive growth. Small businesses need to manage their budget every day. It’s time for policymakers to do the same,” said Arslan.

Kristie Arslan and other small business groups met with senior officials from the White House, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Small Business Administration to prepare for a potential Government shutdown and its effects on the small business community.



About the NASE
The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's Web site at www.NASE.org.


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