Statements about Small Business
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."
"Under Gov. Romney's definition ... Donald Trump is a small business."
Says Mitt Romney told university students in Ohio that to start a business, they should "borrow money if you have to from your parents."
U.S. military uniforms are manufactured in China.
"A Gallup report recently said that nearly 50 percent of small business owners aren't hiring because of what they call ‘regulatory uncertainty.’"
Says that President Obama said that "Small Businesses Succeed Because of Government."
"Rhode Islanders pay among the highest auto repair bills in the nation."
A company with "20 employees" could go "out of business" because of health care law requirements to buy insurance.
"The number of new businesses started per year has dropped by 100,000 during this president’s term."
"Up to 80 percent of small businesses will be forced to give up their current plans due to new Obamacare regulations."
"Ninety percent of the people who work in this country work for companies under 100 people, maybe even less than that."
Says "sixty-two percent of small businesses over the last five years went under because they couldn't pay their health care bills."
Federal law prohibits the growing of industrial hemp in the United States.
Small businesses "create 70 percent of the jobs in America."
Says the Treasury Department "says 41 percent of all business income reported on individual returns would be hit by the [millionaires’] surtax" that "would harm small businessmen and women, the very people we are counting on to create new jobs."
"The Tax Foundation figures Rhode Island as the 10th highest state for state and local tax burden per capita in the country. We're the 6th worst in the country for the business tax index. We're the 3rd highest per capita in the country for all taxes."
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