A common concern I hear from business owners in our district is that the uncertainty they have regarding taxes and regulations makes it difficult, if not impossible, for them to expand their businesses and hire new employees.
In this newsletter, you’ll find an excerpt from my recent blog post about the effect this uncertainty has on businesses, along with a link to video of a Second District businessman, a CPA, talking about how his clients are affected.
Also in this newsletter, you will find information about the Recruit-A-Vet employment fair I am hosting next week in Sanford for veterans and military service members and about the deadline for military service academy nomination applications to be turned into my office.
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Uncertainty exists not only about the economy in general, but also specifically regarding tax rates, the impending “fiscal cliff,” and the economic impact of coming regulations –including those stemming from Obamacare mandates just now going into effect.This uncertainty among small business owners is not limited to the Second District. The latest U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Outlook Index found that 87% of small business owners want more certainty from Washington.
In the House, we have acted to address this uncertainty by not only voting to stop the coming tax hike, but also working on long-term solutions to the problems we currently face. We have passed legislation to spur job creation, reduce spending, repeal Obamacare and begin reform of our tax code. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats have chosen inaction resulting in even more uncertainty.
Bloomberg recently reported on the latest optimism index from the National Federation of Independent Business, citing the group’s chief economist, William Dunkelberg. “Small-business owners are in maintenance mode; spending only where necessary and not hiring,” Dunkelberg said. “Owners are unwilling to put their own capital on the line until the future path of the economy and economic policy becomes clear.”
William Smith of TPR CPAs in Dunn, NC, recently expressed similar comments regarding the reluctance of business owners to expand and hire until they have more certainty about the future. Click here or on the image below to view the video.
Recruit-A-Vet Employment Fair October 25th
Please share the following information about the Recruit-A-Vet Employment Fair I am hosting for veterans and military service members on Thursday, October 25 at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford, NC. Over 100 businesses have been invited to attend the job fair to answer questions, accept resumes and interview applicants.
We want this to be a great success for our veterans, as well as for our local businesses that have so much to gain from the experience our veterans offer. If you have any questions regarding the event you can contact my office in Dunn at 910/230-1910.
Recruit-A-Vet Employment Fair
Thursday, October 25
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dennis Wicker Civic Center
1801 Nash Street
Sanford, NC 27330
Click here to sign up to attend.
October 31 Deadline for Service Academy Nominations
The deadline to submit an application to my office for service academy nominations is October 31st. If you know someone in the Second District who is interested in attending a United States Service Academy, information about the application and nomination process is posted on my website.
If you have questions or need additional information, contact Alice McCall in my District Office at 910/230-1910.