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What did says national small business weekend we're gonna continue that focus here.
The National Federation of Independent Businesses highlighting what the group -- -- the importance of small business sentiment.
In choosing a candidate for the White House a lively topic Kate Rogers from foxbusiness.com.
Joining -- -- to discuss this -- and you've.
Written about this extensively you talked to a lot of folks in the small business community first off welcome and now secondly.
Let's let's talk a little bit about business optimism right now what we're seeing it.
It's finally starting to rise a little bit back to very little thing that recession levels we're getting close to that area.
That's -- an FIV -- said that according to their monthly optimism index is that.
For the past three years these small business owners there optimism levels have been in session high and they have not really increase -- -- April's index ticked up two points.
Which we all thought was good news.
-- only -- back to February 20 eleven's.
Scores that means in the past year than -- he has been here so they're still not feeling very optimistic and -- -- -- this recession lot well.
And hopefully will be coming out of this as the economy continues to increase by that.
But what we always look to small business -- for the hiring and we've seen that in some of the data we've seen you know from ADP in the like that small business have been hiring but.
Nonetheless not to the degree we would expected -- to -- to pull us out of this wow.
-- the NFIB has said it usually small business I was reading the -- of the recession and this is how it's been historically but really coming out of this recession they've been hiring slowly but they're not leading the pack very.
They would expect.
-- we digress Ellis is -- -- the road to the White House here.
As we -- there obviously are a couple of of items it comes to mind first of pharmacy taxes everyone talks about -- and of course health care of these are going to be too.
Key items up for the platforms for the -- presidency by both candidates what are you hearing from small business.
This woman different he has said and I have to say my own reporting -- do agree that really neither.
President Obama government -- -- easily taken small business as their platforms this is kind of missed opportunity the FIB's what they're saying to -- in -- -- and she's their senior on medium manager and a -- yesterday.
She said that this is really big miss for them because they can step up they can claim small business as their platform and they said 95% a small business owners are registered to -- it's a huge mess for.
Either candidate and they're not really claiming this this well Elaine for that yes he could call and.
In the majority of our businesses are small businesses that you think you -- six months ago.
To the finish line what -- was like it's going to be a pretty close election at least at this point in time yet on the which way would you say it -- typical small business owner or are they more registered Republicans Democrats is -- split.
Actually they seem to be confused so last week I did a story on -- an anti released a small business survey that begin exclusively to our small business there.
And half -- me small business owners said that they other Republican Party was more in line went.
Their own ideals and their values when it goes into the election but he says he.
-- -- -- take place tomorrow 36 or send them would vote for a minute excusing President Obama over Mitt Romney.
He had last votes from small business meaning now vomit so they're saying -- their -- and Republican that they built for president.
So they're not they're not a buyer into Romney yes it would seem that he would have the most to gain by mining this community.
In terms of of finding voters -- -- seeing.
-- that he has not thus far on this.
When you hear that they'll -- how do we expect this to affect the elections we are -- are they gonna be lobbying him.
Perhaps more strongly than president Omar lobbying both let me clearly that seems to be as a split vote here yes to pay more attention to these businesses that -- main street -- NFIB said that they feel that.
Both candidates -- out this winter time just throwing out the occasional small business -- the backbone of the economy outlined that we always -- -- -- a -- in the speech is that there.
I mean right now another kind of talking over the community rather than to the community.
So once they start addressing the small business -- and addressing these concerns tax policy helped -- -- This big tax -- getting we keep hearing about right that's coming up in the next few months of congress -- -- acting all these tax cuts we have expiring small business owners really wanna see implemented they wanna see them implemented in the long term not just short.
It right in and how bigger hurdle is this to higher -- we talk about job gains as jobless recovery.
Of course will present my hat is small business owners on how roundtable last -- -- urge congress to act on his to do list and tax incentives -- one of the items that he wants them to really step up and act on.
But these tax incentives faced offering and not enough they don't really counting the cost that it -- actually.
Bring on an employee and and it's about 15100 dollars per employee to file taxes every year so all of that.
A tax break -- offset.
Exactly it's nice in a good economy that's at the NFIB said to me becoming more stable -- tax -- is great but it just not -- needs to be.
-- feel more certain about what -- again for the future.
What about outside of taxes and health -- is there is there a third a dark horse side topic here that one of the candidates could.
Well also because of the Big Three four -- Islam is is -- owner is always uncertainty.
Taxes and health care and it's always in that order Altria does or major claw holds hello right or right now yes I think that's their major focus and other kind of lingering on that.
Is starting to creep up as inflation they've they've been mentioning has more Celanese NFIB options and indexes -- -- and he -- Topic for another day the Fed doesn't see inflation but BM cuts are not driving or eating -- -- Sad joke in the marketing -- you don't.
There's no inflation is on originating or filling up the gasoline that Kate Rogers thanks so much for joining us -- -- that quick break here and a continue our focus on small businesses in fact.
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