Statements about Small Business
"The growth rate of women-owned businesses in Texas has nearly doubled that of the nation since President Obama has taken office."
"The startup rate of Hispanic businesses is three times the national rate."
Ryan Sitton’s company "accepted over $650,000 in Obama stimulus dollars."
"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."
"I have cut taxes 63 times, including a 2006 property tax reduction that ranks as the largest in state history."
Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."
"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."
"Half of all CEOs say that the shutdown and the threat of shutdown set back their plans to hire over the next six months."
"Since Mr. Foster's been mayor, we have less small businesses in the city of St. Petersburg."
"Ninety six percent of employers in the Granite State are considered small businesses."
The employer mandate "affects only 5 percent of businesses in this country."
"Minnesota is kicking butt relative to Wisconsin on everything from employment and job creation to school test scores, educated work force and a host of other factors and rankings"
"We cut business taxes so today 70 percent of our businesses don't pay a business tax."
Under Obamacare, "75 percent of small businesses now say they are going to be forced to either fire workers or cut their hours."
"Our ranking in terms of the best and worst states to do business in was 43 four years ago, and we just moved up to 17 two weeks ago."
Of six Rhode Island tax-credit programs worth about $35 million, "three companies got 90 percent of that -- CVS and two companies not even located in the state of Rhode Island."
"What concerns me is there is only two sentences that have been written about minority business."
"We’re taxing our small businesses now at rates higher than corporations."
Says state schools superintendent candidate Don Pridemore "voted for the largest cuts to public education in our state history" and for "$2.3 billion in tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy."
"Carol Shea-Porter … wants to increase taxes on small business and job creators."
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