Washington Watch - November 23, 2011

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Washington Watch - November 23, 2011

Partisan Politicking Trumps Economic Recovery?

NASE President and CEO Kristie L. Arslan released the following statement about the super committee:

“America’s smallest businesses – self-employed business owners – want to see the economy move into recovery mode now; it would have been nice to get a boost from a comprehensive debt plan, but there’s still plenty can Congress can do to help small businesses stay afloat and expand. They can fix the tax disparities that make small businesses pay more than their corporate counterparts for health insurance. They can increase small business lending to help start-ups create new jobs and help existing businesses expand. And they can help the states launch self-employment training programs for residents."

Read the entire statement here.

Automatic Cuts Set To Hit In 2013

When the super committee failed to reach an agreement, it triggered automatic cuts set to go into effect in 2013. Those include $600 billion in cuts to the defense program and an equal amount in cuts to domestic programs.

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SBA Chief Counsel For Advocacy Confirmed

Dr. Winslow Sargeant has been confirmed as Chief Counsel for Advocacy by the U.S. Senate. Dr. Sargeant is the sixth presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed Chief Counsel for the Office of Advocacy.

Read small business facts, statistics and more at Office of Advocacy online.

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