Do you and millions of other small-business owners care about the out-of-control public debt? Of course you do. You have to balance your budget, why doesn’t Washington have to do the same?
Are you fed up with watching government officials engaging in the political equivalent of an elementary school playground fist-fight, and growing more weary by the day of a perpetual stand-off that is hastening our nation’s rush towards bankruptcy.
That’s why NFIB is taking a new and different approach. We’re launching a petition to call on you – our 350,000 small-business members – to demand deficit reduction that focuses on spending cuts, not higher taxes. What’s more, we’re going to demand a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution and a comprehensive plan for reducing our national debt.
I urge you to visit www.nfib.com/balance immediately and add your voice to this important petition. NFIB will make sure that every office on Capitol Hill, the president and all key policymakers receive this plea for responsible fiscal action. By adding your name to our petition, you are joining a growing list of your fellow small-business owners who want Congress to end the gridlock and put America’s needs ahead of politics.
Your signature will also add momentum to our long-standing fight for ending wasteful federal spending. With your help, NFIB can focus greater attention on those who don’t care whether our public debt just keeps on growing without any solution.
Yes, something must be done, and done now. You can be part of this new and different way to demonstrate to lawmakers that small-business entrepreneurship can be a successful model to managing the federal budget if applied responsibly—a model that means building a pro-growth fiscal policy, which includes tax and entitlement reform.
No amount of political posturing will cure the disease that is eating away at America’s fundamental financial structure. Small-business owners must stand firm and demand responsible fiscal leadership or the debt-can will just be kicked even further down the road.
Sign the Balanced the Budget petition now.