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“Small business owners are telling us loud and clear that they’re optimistic, ready to hire, and prepared to raise wages,” said NFIB chief economist Bill Dunkleberg.

 

Tax cuts are having a big effect. For the first time since 2006, taxes received the fewest votes as the number 1 business problem for small business, according to the NFIB. Business owners report that they are spending more capital and raising worker compensation.

 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/13/small-business-optimism-jumps-highest-since-1983/

 

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Small Business has been the backbone of America for a long time.  

 

This is great news to see this surge in optimism!  America is moving forward at a nice pace!

 


Come on @jimc91, first of all, you are using BRIETBART NEWS, a media outlet that has be debunked more than any media outlet in the world.

 

They highlight an organization rife with TEA PARTY REPUBLICANS and makes it sound mainstream.

 

But, let's assume everything is true.

 

A steep rise in wages and a steep fall in available, qualified personnel due to a plethora of openings is not a recipe for a good economy.

 

If you had any economics training, you would realize instantly that this is a recipe for inflation. The stock market today reflects this concern.

 

DOWN 171 POINTS!!!!!!!

 

 

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    The submission to the authoritarianism:  Submission to authority. "These people accept almost without question the statements and actions of established authorities, and comply with such instructions without further ado" 

"[They] are intolerant of criticism of their authorities, because they believe the authority is unassailably correct.

  Rather than feeling vulnerable in the presence of powerful authorities, they feel safer. For example, they are not troubled by government surveillance of citizens because they think only wrongdoers need to be concerned by such intrusions. Still, their submission to authority is not blind or automatic; [they] believe there are proper and improper authorities…and their decision to submit is shaped by whether a particular authority is compatible with their views."

 

     The NFIB is a lobbying firm, just like the NRA.     Have the ignorble donald supporters learned nothing since the days of President Obama?    Or are they just submissive, which takes no real analysis.   

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NFIB, NFIB,NFIB. If anyone takes any of this seriously, best you check out other sources of information. The NFIB is not what it presents itself to be. Referencing itself, doesn't add much to credibility. I wouldn't hire ANYBODY that did that. Best any reader out there do their homework before they swallow the hook. Getting off is kinda hard....so I'm told.

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More sour grapes.

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Thank You President Obama!!

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NFIB, NFIB,NFIB.   If anyone takes any of this seriously, best you check out other sources of information.  The NFIB is not what it presents itself to be.  Referencing itself, doesn't add much to credibility.  I wouldn't hire ANYBODY that did that.  Best any reader out there do their homework before they swallow the hook.  Getting off is kinda hard....so I'm told.

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WILLIAM C. DUNKELBERG – CHIEF ECONOMIST

 

Chief Economist for the National Federation of Independent Business since 1971, Dunkelberg is a nationally known authority on small business, entrepreneurship, consumer behavior and consumer credit and government policy. He is also a Professor of Economics at the School of Business and Management, Temple University, where he served as Dean from 1987 through 1994 and as Director of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Entrepreneurship. His prior appointments were at the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan. He served as an adviser to the secretary of Commerce, and was appointed to the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System in 1989 for a two-year term. He has a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Michigan.

 

https://www.nfib.com/foundations/research-center/additional-resources/research-foundation-staff/

 

 

 

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NFIB is America’s leading small business association, promoting and protecting the right of our members to own, operate, and grow their businesses. If you’re an independent business owner, join NFIB today to enjoy exclusive member discounts, business networking opportunities in your local area, free HR support for your business and much more!

 

Check out NFIB’s free online business resources, read about our latest advocacy efforts and discover how NFIB is working to protect the rights of small business owners coast to coast. Each day, we publish brand-new business resources to help you succeed and grow your business, including tips for business success, information on how the newest laws affect you, innovative business ideas and more.

 

https://www.nfib.com

 

 

 

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American small businesses are feeling more optimistic than any point in nearly 35 years, according to a National Federation of Business survey released Tuesday.

The index of small business optimism rose to 107.6 in February, up from 106.9 in January. Economists had expected the index to remain almost flat at 107.0. The results are the second highest-level since the survey began in 1973.

 

“Small business owners are telling us loud and clear that they’re optimistic, ready to hire, and prepared to raise wages,” said NFIB chief economist Bill Dunkleberg.

 

Tax cuts are having a big effect. For the first time since 2006, taxes received the fewest votes as the number 1 business problem for small business, according to the NFIB. Business owners report that they are spending more capital and raising worker compensation.

 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/13/small-business-optimism-jumps-highest-since-1983/

 

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Small Business has been the backbone of America for a long time.  

 

This is great news to see this surge in optimism!  America is moving forward at a nice pace!

 

 

 

 


Well.......let's see what we got here.  The link given, presumeably the source of the article, is....guess who....ta da!  Breitbart.com. 

 

Hardly a credible source for objective news or data or opinion or much of anything else.  That doesn't, by itself, make any of what you see incorrect, you understand.  But it does raise the issue of whether or not, once having been lied to, you can ever 'believe' anything further the liar says.  Having said that to start: 

 

I cannot find the National Federation of Business listed as a legitimate entity.  I do find a National Federation of Small Business, a National Federation of Independent Business and a variety of other business owner groups, not visibly associated with each other, each using the word National in their title.  None have any official ties to the US government or established polling agencies that I can tell. 

 

In a report by Dan Froomkin for the Huffington Post 09/26/2012, the NFIB is referred to as a Front.  The article is available on line and will come up if you type "NFIB Exposed:  'Voice Of Small Business' Is A Front, Group Charges." 

 

More specifics are available on Wikipedia, if you want to follow this up further.  Suffice it to say the NFIB is essentially a propaganda group lobby for a specific political organization not what their title represents itself to be.  

 

Further into the segment of the Breitbart release shown in this post are references to content provided by the National Federation of Independent Business [NFIB] citing the opinion of the "NFIB chief economist Bill Dunkleberg"  about the meaning of the so-called survey.   

 

Best approach this thing with a wee bit of skepticism.  It may not be what it is implied to be.

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American small businesses are feeling more optimistic than any point in nearly 35 years, according to a National Federation of Business survey released Tuesday.

The index of small business optimism rose to 107.6 in February, up from 106.9 in January. Economists had expected the index to remain almost flat at 107.0. The results are the second highest-level since the survey began in 1973.

 

“Small business owners are telling us loud and clear that they’re optimistic, ready to hire, and prepared to raise wages,” said NFIB chief economist Bill Dunkleberg.

 

Tax cuts are having a big effect. For the first time since 2006, taxes received the fewest votes as the number 1 business problem for small business, according to the NFIB. Business owners report that they are spending more capital and raising worker compensation.

 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/13/small-business-optimism-jumps-highest-since-1983/

 

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Small Business has been the backbone of America for a long time.  

 

This is great news to see this surge in optimism!  America is moving forward at a nice pace!

 

 

 

 

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