National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Cry Wolf Quotes

The proposed ADA represents both a significant expansion of existing civil rights protections…and an equally significant expansion of Federal regulatory authority over private enterprises.

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Sally Douglas, Assistant Director of Governmental Relations for Research Policy for the National Federation of Independent Business. The Congressional Digest. December, 1989.

We don’t want a lot of innocent small-business people who are trying to do the right thing to be hauled into court.

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David Rahr, chief House lobbyist for the National Federation of Independent Business. The New York Times.

[I am] incredulous to hear from my staff that you are contemplating a compromise on parental leave legislation. [Mandated leave benefits are] the greatest threats to small business in America.

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John Sloane Jr., president of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).
12/01/1987 | Full Details | Law(s): Family Medical Leave Act

If it becomes law, it will be the biggest financial burden for small businesses in decades, coming at a time when the state's economy is the most precarious it has been in a quarter of a century and when Main Street firms are least able to afford it.

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Julianne Broyles, spokeswoman for California Chamber of Commerce. The Tri-Valley Herald.