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"[A] wise and frugal government ... shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." --Thomas Jefferson


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02/05/2010 14:59

Liars Figure and Figures Lie

Last week, the Obama administration trumpeted a 5.7 percent growth in the fourth quarter gross domestic product as evidence that its economic plan has resuscitated the economy, all thanks to the massive government stimulus program. But as Mark Twain famously quipped, "There are lies, there are...
02/05/2010 14:55

Income Redistribution: The TARP Slush Fund

Apparently Barack Obama found a Chuck E. Cheese game token in his pocket. What else can explain his "Whac-A-Mole" economic policy? Obama called for Congress to provide $30 billion in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds allocated for small business loan funding via community banks with $10...


A Genuine Voice For Small Business

When Pat Herschkowitz talks about the meaning of free enterprise, you listen. When she was a child, Pat’s family fled the South American country where she was born and raised because they saw more and more of their individual rights being stripped away by the government. After arriving in the U.S., Pat and her family realized the opportunities afforded to citizens in a country defined by entrepreneurship. And as a naturalized U.S. citizen, Pat is a strong advocate of this lesson, especially as part of the family that owns PRL Inc., an NFIB member since 1973.

Recently, as the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race began to heat up, Pat made the decision to travel from Pennsylvania to the state to support Scott Brown during the last weekend of the campaign. “When the opportunity to go to Massachusetts came up, I felt like I didn't have much choice,” Pat says. “I have been frustrated watching more and more being stripped away from small business owners and their abilities to run businesses as they see fit.” 

For Pat, getting involved was a no-brainer – to her, it was essential not only to the future of her family’s small business, but to the future of the nation.

And there’s no doubt that her efforts helped make a difference. Now Sen.-elect Scott Brown can be the crucial 41st vote to block such harmful small business legislation as the estate tax and the current proposed healthcare bill.

But regardless of the outcome, Pat emphasizes that each one of us, as individuals, owe it to ourselves and our families to protect the future of free enterprise. “When we moved to the states, I was amazed that everyone here has a voice in the political process,” Pat said. “I want to maintain the rights of the country I joined when I was 20 years old.” 

Pat’s extraordinary story and passion has inspired us at NFIB – and we hope it does the same for you. There are numerous ways for you to get involved in the political process. Find out how by clicking here.

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