Statement from Fix the Debt Small Business Leaders

The following is a statement from the National Small Business Association, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Minority Business Roundtable, and Women Impacting Public Policy:

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(PRWEB) May 04, 2013

Members of the Campaign to Fix the Debt small business coalition – including the National Small Business Association, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Minority Business Roundtable, and Women Impacting Public Policy – reacted to the April jobs report.

“On Friday, the federal government released the April jobs report. Private-sector employers added 176,000 jobs in April, of which more than 40 percent were created by small businesses, according to initial estimates,” the organizations said in a statement. “While this growth in small business employment is encouraging, Washington has an opportunity to create even more new jobs – if our leaders can simply address our nation’s fiscal dysfunction.”

“Announcing a plan to shrink the deficit and put the debt on a downward trajectory as a share of the economy would provide greater confidence to our nation’s small businesses, and, as a result, provide the assurance essential for businesses to make the investments that allow for success,” continued the groups, who are part of a non-partisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path.

“Most importantly it would spur an increase in opportunities for small businesses to hire more workers and contribute to a stronger economy. We stand with the Campaign to Fix the Debt in its efforts to let our elected leaders know that inaction is no longer an option. For the sake of America’s small businessmen and -women, it’s time to fix the debt.”

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is composed of individuals from different social, economic and political perspectives who are united by a common belief that America’s growing federal debt threatens the future of the country and must be addressed.

The National Small Business Administration (NSBA) advocates on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. A staunchly nonpartisan organization, NSBA’s 65,000 members represent every state and every industry in the U.S.

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of LGBT business community.

The Minority Business RoundTable (MBRT), a registered non-profit corporation, is a national membership organization for CEOs of African-American-, Hispanic-American-, Asian-American-, and Native-American-owned top-tier businesses, representing a variety of trades and industries.

The Voice for Women in Business in our Nation's Capital, Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. (WIPP) is a national nonpartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other small business organizations.

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For more information on the Campaign to Fix the Debt, please visit http://www.fixthedebt.org.


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