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Louise Hardaway

Louise Hardaway
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Our Research: Taxes and Budget

 

Small Business Views on Deficit Reduction, Cuts to Social Security and Medicare


Publisher
: Small Business Majority
Published: February 20, 2013

 

Lawmakers dodged an economic bullet at the end of 2012 when they came to an 11th hour agreement on the highly publicized “fiscal cliff” issue. Not two months later, policymakers have yet another obstacle in their path that could have dire consequences for small business and the economy: what’s known in D.C. parlance as “sequestration.” The sequester is a host of automatic spending cuts set to begin March 1 because lawmakers haven’t agreed on a deal to reduce the deficit by their self-imposed deadline. As legislators work on a short-term plan that will buy time so they can focus on a comprehensive deficit reduction deal, national scientific polling makes one thing clear: small business owners strongly oppose any kind of deal that would reduce Social Security or Medicare benefits in favor of protecting unfair tax loopholes for large corporations and wealthy individuals.

 
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