Yes, You Built It. Now Vote to Make Sure You Keep It

I hope you watched the presidential debates. They have been interesting and entertaining. But sometimes they were downright frightening for small-business owners.

Like when President Obama admitted that if re-elected, he will accelerate his policies that take your earnings and re-distribute them to even more  federal government programs.

Not to mention stepping up their aggressive regulatory agenda.

Scary too were the carefully coded anti-free-enterprise, class-warfare messages. Clearly, if you are successful and earn profits, the hard-earned dollars you hope to use growing your business and reward your employees will be appropriated by Uncle Sam.

Those bucks will be spent fattening social programs and as stimulus for risky environmental gambles such as the five now-bankrupt, clean-energy boondoggles the president subsidized with taxpayer cash.

All touted as huge job creators and saviors of the environment.

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About Dan Danner

Donald A. "Dan" Danner was named president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's leading small business association, in February, 2009. Danner is only the sixth president in the history of the organization. Before rising to the top spot, Danner was executive vice president, overseeing NFIB's federal and state public policy and political activities as well as the organization's three 501 (c) 3 operations: the Research Foundation, Small Business Legal Center and the Young Entrepreneur Foundation. He came to NFIB in 1993 as vice president of the NFIB Education Foundation (now known as the Young Entrepreneur Foundation) and was named vice president of federal public policy in 1995. Previously, he was chief of staff to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Danner also worked in the White House Office of Public Liaison, where he was special assistant to the president and deputy director of the department. Before joining the White House staff, Danner was an executive with Armco Inc., a steel manufacturing company. He held leadership positions in sales and marketing, as well as state and federal lobbying on issues such as energy, environment, taxes and trade. He also served four years as vice president of federal relations at George Mason University. A native of Middletown, Ohio, Danner holds an MBA degree from Xavier University and an electrical engineering degree from Purdue University.
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