The National Federation of Independent Business Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust endorses Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate. On behalf of nearly 20,000 NFIB members in California, and even more small business employees and supporters across the state, this is a significant endorsement in an important election year. Never have the stakes been so high for our job creators – small business owners.
The differences in this race could not be clearer. Carly Fiorina is a business leader who advocates for reasonable regulations, lower taxes, and more incentives and opportunities for Main Street. Senator Barbara Boxer is an advocate for higher taxes and more government intrusion into the lives of small business owners with a decades-long record of anti-small business votes.
Carly has signed the front of a paycheck and understands the day-to-day struggles of small business owners. Sen. Boxer has spent the last four decades as a professional politician with a record that shows she fails to understand the challenges of Main Street businesses.
Carly knows that allowing them to create jobs is the best way to bring California and the nation out of this economic free-fall. Sen. Boxer believes that protecting unionized government jobs and loading up expensive healthcare and regulatory mandates will lift us out of this ‘Great Recession’.
At a time when politicians across the country are pledging their support for small business, Carly stands out as a proven leader who actually believes the promises she makes and can deliver on them.
Carly’s policy positions are in line many of NFIB’s priority issues including healthcare, tax reform and opposition to card check unionization. In fact, she has been a vocal advocate against the recently-enacted healthcare reform law. Her campaign has also made a concerted effort to emphasize the critical role of entrepreneurship in job creation in both California and throughout the nation.
Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB members will turn out those small business votes on Carly’s behalf on Election Day.