Small business group endorses Deal for governor

The National Federation of Independent Business on Thursday said it is backing Republican Nathan Deal for governor of Georgia.

The endorsement is not considered a surprise as NFIB leans Republican, but the announcement nonetheless is a boost to Deal’s campaign against former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes and Libertarian John Monds.

“Small businesses are the engine that drives our state’s economy. I believe it will be the entrepreneurs who own our small businesses that will lead us out of the economic downturn, and I am committed to creating a business climate where they can thrive,” Deal said in a statement.

Deal’s latest television ad touts his economic plan, which includes tax exemptions for start-up businesses and a one-third cut in corporate income taxes.

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October 1st, 2010
7:58 am

Who wrote this crap? Who is Aaron Gould Sheinin?

I`ll be back.


October 1st, 2010
8:01 am

AJC got him from South Carolina. ….nuff said.


October 1st, 2010
8:07 am

Enter your comments here


October 1st, 2010
8:11 am

Busted Aaron!

Next article:
People who live in Augusta CAN see South Caroline from their houses!

Wait. Why am I doing your work for you?


October 1st, 2010
8:15 am

Watch how fast this article gets put in the back room. AJC Leftwing? Yeah, right.


October 1st, 2010
8:38 am

R-Sonny has been driving this bus. Bus would have gone over cliff w/o bailout.
R-Bush was driving the bus on 9/11
R-Bush was driving the bus when the Banks failed. Remember? THEY FAILED
R- Bush ditto wall street

Yeah the Ds were spinless during these periods, but YOU WERE driving.

Let ol Deal drive. The good news is we can`t get much lower in ANY state catigories. Including college football.
Thanks Sony….for not running over any baby carrages!

David S

October 1st, 2010
8:45 am

Sadly groups like this, the NRA, and others know that Libertarian candidates possess the principles, vision, and committment to liberty that they fundamentally require, but they continue to endorce republicans despite their pathetic records in office. Fortunately Georgians have the freedom to use their common sense and vote for the better candidate, John Monds.

Buzz G

October 1st, 2010
8:47 am

Roy Barnes will raise taxes, kiss Obama’s ring, bow before the big labor unions and facilitate illegal alien immigration. Nathan is the real Deal.


October 1st, 2010
8:58 am

This just in : The KKK has announce the backing of Deal”"”"”‘


October 1st, 2010
9:36 am

Last time Barnes was governor, you had to bring “campaign contributions” to Bobby Kahn if you needed to see the governor. No thank you!

Barnes was a liberal crook last time and nothing has changed.

conservative teacher

October 1st, 2010
10:00 am

Katelyn, you seem to be the racist,if you even know the meaning of the word.
I am an older voter who is NOT a racist. Know your facts before you speak.
Yes, I do support Mr. Deal.


October 1st, 2010
11:03 am

Small business will not bring us out of this down turn!! Its corporate welfare.

Palin 2012

October 1st, 2010
11:09 am

Lol Dolores I hope you are wrong but it seems that if you have an R next to your name you are alright with alot of people. Who cares if you forget 2 millions dollars or if your finanicial acumen is pitiful. These are the same people who will be pissed when taxes or “fees” go up to help pay off Deals debts. Don’t get it twisted we the people will be paying off Deal’s Debts.

True Republican

October 1st, 2010
12:17 pm

For all you idiots on this who have commented on how Small Business is not important to pulling us out of this economic rut. See below.
• Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.
• Employ half of all private sector employees.
• Pay 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll.
• Generated 65 percent of net new jobs over the past 17 years.
• Create more than half of the nonfarm private GDP.
• Hire 43 percent of high tech workers (scientists, engineers, computer programmers, and others).
• Are 52 percent home-based and 2 percent franchises.
• Made up 97.5 percent of all identified exporters and produced 31 percent of export value in FY 2008.
• Produce 13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms.

Small firms accounted for 65 percent (or 9.8 million) of the 15 million net new jobs created between 1993 and 2009. Much of the job growth is from fast-growing high-impact firms, which represent about 5–6 percent of all firms and are on average 25 years old.

Do you still think these small businesses are not important to our economy?

In the future if you don’t know the facts don’t waste our time with your ignorant comments.

SMALL BUSINESS IS THE STRENGTH OF THE US ECONOMY. Any economist of any merit will tell you the same.