President's Small Business Plan Comes Up Short
President's recently announced "Small Business Agenda"
features few new ideas and does little to benefit America's
Rather than support a meaningful Patient's Bill of Rights
and other measures to reduce the cost and complexity of health
care, the President's plan creates a system that will bypass
all state consumer protections. Instead of targeted tax relief
for small business, the President's recent plan gives huge
tax breaks -- even a retroactive roll-back -- to the country
largest and least deserving corporations, including Enron.
Meanwhile, the President has imposed a nearly 50% cut in the
most popular loan program for small business.
"So far, this administration has been all about helping
big business," said ASBA Executive Director Joel Marks.
"And yet again, small businesses -- the primary job creators
and the centerpiece of America's communities -- are left out
in the cold."
Learn how ASBA has been working with Congress to pass a meaningful
Patient's Bill of Rights
and stay tuned for an in-depth analysis of the President's
record on small business.