October 2011

SPOOKY: US debt to surpass GDP on Halloween

by Eileen Goulding | October 31, 2011

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Happy Halloween from Friends of the U.S. Chamber. An article out last week shows that as of today, the average American's share of government debt is more than the average American makes in a year.

Talk about scary. 

As the Daily Caller says:

As chi...

Tags: In the News Economy and Taxes

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Sen. Rubio Meets with Jacksonville Small Biz Roundtable

by Chamber Grassroots | October 27, 2011

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Small businesses around the country are meeting with their members of Congress to voice their concerns and challenges in regards to growing and thriving in our current economy.  Senator Rubio, member of the Senate Small Business Committee, met with the...

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Fighting Back Against the NLRB

by Chamber Grassroots | October 26, 2011

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Perhaps nothing embodies the notion of the federal government getting in the way of American job creators more than the overreach of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

The most outrageous example of this overreach, of course, is the NLRB’s rec...

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The Mic is Now Open ... for American Small Business Owners

by U.S. Chamber Grassroots | October 25, 2011

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It’s understandable that American small business owners feel like their concerns aren’t being heard.

According to the results of our past few Small Business Outlook Surveys, they’ve been asking for federal government to get out of their way ...yet the...

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The More We Learn About Obamacare...

by Chamber Grassroots | October 19, 2011

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Some politicians told us that Obamacare would cut our health care costs and boost American job growth.

Nancy Pelosi told us that she’d “have to pass the bill so you that you can find out what’s in it.”

Well, over our objections and warnings, Congre...

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by Chamber Grassroots | October 18, 2011

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The U.S. Chamber Grassroots team is pleased to introduce to you today the newest “member” of our communications team:  @USChamberAction!

Our grassroots network represents a lot: the strength of small businesses, the policies that promote free enterpri...


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The More Big Government Tries to Help...

by Chamber Grassroots | October 12, 2011

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With friends like these, who needs enemies?

I’m talking, of course, about our friends in the federal government.  The more they try to “help” small businesses ... the worse the situation seems to get.

At least, that’s what small businesses told us...

Tags: Small Business Jobs

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Trade Bills are Going to Congress and the Cubs Are Going to Win the World Series!

by Chamber Grassroots | October 11, 2011

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Too many times in Washington, D.C., political myths overshadow simple truths in basic policy discussions.

Take, for example, our free trade agreements.

Big Labor and other opponents of free enterprise are doing their best to put up smoke screens and ...

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Introducing Friends of the U.S. Chamber's New Super Committee Site

by Chamber Grassroots | October 7, 2011

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With stagnant job growth over the last two years, an uncontrollable deficit and entitlement programs that will bankrupt our country if unaddressed – the future of our country hangs in the balance.

The Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known a...

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