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January 12, 2012 2:00 pm ET filed under Blog

NFIB Agrees: Key Uncertainty is About Demand, Not Regulations or Taxes

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October 04, 2011 5:02 pm ET filed under Blog

NFIB Chief Economist Admits: Lack Of Demand Is The Problem

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September 19, 2011 4:06 pm ET filed under Blog

The GOP's Favorite Lies About The Jobs Market

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September 19, 2011 3:59 pm ET filed under Fact Check

The GOP's Favorite Lies About The Jobs Market

What should government do to spur job creation? That's the central question for American political leaders today, and as Republicans reject Democratic answers, it's important to hold their arguments accountable to economic facts. When it comes to the two central planks of the GOP's economic platform — that "uncertainty" about taxes and regulations is the cause of slow hiring, and that increasing high-end tax rates will hurt job-creating small businesses — the facts and the data disagree. According to businesses and economists alike, it is weak demand and not "uncertainty" that's preventing hiring. And when the GOP claims small businesses are in the crosshairs of top-end tax hikes, they are counting "pass-through" shell corporations used by authors, athletes, and industrial giants alike. In fact, just two percent of those who report business income on their individual tax returns are counted in the top federal income tax brackets.

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September 09, 2011 9:35 am ET filed under Fact Check

Grace-Marie Turner Distorts Data About Health Care Law's Impact On Job Creation

Last week, Grace-Marie Turner, founder and president of the conservative Galen Institute, penned an op-ed in which she claimed that repealing the health care law would create jobs. She backs this claim up by twisting statistics from anti-health care reform groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Heritage Foundation and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) to fit her goal of proving that the law is discouraging hiring and increasing job losses. But the fact remains that despite the often repeated claim that "the health law is killing jobs," health care employment has grown over the past year and repealing the law would actually reduce employment.

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July 27, 2011 9:06 am ET filed under Blog

NFIB Health Care Report: McKinsey Part II

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November 18, 2010 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

How Many Anonymously-Funded Campaign Ads Does It Take To Sweep Republicans Into A House Majority?

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November 09, 2010 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 20 Largest Right-Wing Groups Bought 144,000 TV Ads, 77% Anonymously Funded

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November 01, 2010 10:00 am ET filed under Ad Check

National Federation Of Independent Business Trying To Put One Over On South Carolina Seniors

In a new ad titled "Pelosi Playbook," the NFIB aims to push voters away from Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) by lying about the Affordable Care Act, which Spratt supported. In reality, the reform bill doesn't cut Medicare benefits for seniors or put the government in charge of your health care. The law actually strengthens Medicare by adding new benefits for enrollees, and leaves the private health care system in place.

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October 25, 2010 4:42 pm ET filed under Blog

California Ad-Quake: Right-Wing Groups Have Aired Nearly 7,000 Ads in California Since August 1

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October 16, 2010 12:59 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NFIB "Picture Book" Ads Blur The Facts

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has released new ads attacking Reps. Bill Owens (D-NY) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA) over the "failed stimulus" and "reckless spending" responsible for the "massive debt." However, Owens wasn't even elected yet when Congress passed the Recovery Act, which actually created millions of jobs and saved the country from an economic disaster.  Furthermore, the NFIB misrepresents stimulus projects to portray them as wasteful, while the exploding debt is a legacy of Republican policies from the Bush era.

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October 15, 2010 2:21 pm ET filed under Ad Check

NFIB: "Wasting" Voters' Time With Misleading Ads

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has released new ads attacking Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and John Spratt (D-SC).  The ads aim at the "failed stimulus," ridiculing supposedly wasteful projects funded by the Recovery Act in order to blame the Democrats' "reckless spending" for the rising debt. In reality, the Recovery Act created millions of jobs and boosted the economy, the NFIB misrepresents the stimulus projects to portray them as wasteful, and the exploding debt is a legacy of Republican policies from the Bush era.

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