While the two major parties and their respective media allies battle (sadly, literally) in Washington, Main Street is feeling optimistic.
So says the National Association of Independent Business (NFIB) President, Juanita Duggan.
“Small business owners are highly encouraged by the President’s regulatory reform agenda, and they remain optimistic there will be tax reform and healthcare reform. This is a policy-driven phenomenon,” said Duggan about May’s optimism levels, in a release to MHProNews.
She says that health care reform passage, pending now in the Senate, is important.
But “essential” to keeping the economy and small business moving ahead is tax reform. This is a perspective that several pro-growth economists, such as former President Ronald Reagan and Trump Campaign adviser, Larry Kudlow, have said.
“If Congress wants small businesses to invest in the economy, then they must cut taxes and simplify the code,” said Duggan. While there are pledges to simplify, NFIB says there are more specifics needed.
Duggan appeared recently on Fox Business, in the video shown below.
“The President’s tax plan would slash taxes for small businesses and level the playing field for businesses of every size and structure,” said Duggan. “Congress also has other good ideas for tax reform, but they need to stop talking and pass a bill.”
NFIB sources have told MHProNews that they have “hundreds” of manufactured home industry connected independent businesses as members. These reportedly include producers, suppliers, vendors, retailers and communities, among others. Their size in MH rivals that of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), but their overall size dwarfs the factory-built home industry. NFIB has some 325,000 members nationally, so they have more members than there are total the estimated numbers of professionals working in manufactured housing.
Their May report linked here is a download. ##
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.