Keeping Small Business Healthy Delivers Scissors to all 535 Congressional Offices

“Don’t Cut Small Business Jobs”

Keeping Small Business Healthy today delivered SCISSORS to all 535 Congressional offices.

“State job numbers came out today and show that unemployment continues to climb. Yet both the House and Senate health care bills hurt small businesses. Anything that impedes the growth of small businesses will get in the way of our economic recovery,” said KSBH President, Andrew Langer.

“The scissors are meant to reinforce what this bill will force small business owners to do. Cut jobs,” Langer continued. “This is a bad bill for those who want true reform and it’s bad for small business.”

The scissors were delivered with a stat sheet showing the number of small business jobs in that state and the current unemployment rate in that state.

Important information about small businesses*:

  • Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.
  • Employ just over half of all private sector employees.
  • Have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years.
  • Firms with fewer than 500 employees accounted for 64 percent (or 14.5 million) of the 22.5 million net new jobs (gains minus losses) between 1993 and the third quarter of 2008.
  • Small businesses employ just over half of U.S. workers.
  • In 2008, there were 29.6 million businesses in the United States, according to Office of Advocacy estimates.

*(Small Business Administration. accessed 11/19/09)

Keeping Small Business Healthy believes that health care reform must be smart reform that includes medical liability reform, more health insurance options and competition to help decrease costs.

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