Lawmakers named guardians of small business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie, and Johny Isakson, R- Marietta, and U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, have been designated as guardians of small business by the National Federation of Independent Business, a national small business association.

According to the NFIB, the designation is awarded to members of Congress who vote in accordance with the NFIB's position on specific legislation at least 70 percent of the time.

"I am humbled to receive this award," Chambliss said. "Small businesses are the economic engine of this country. I have always worked to protect small businesses, and will continue to do so."

By NFIB's report, Chambliss and Isakson voted with NFIB 100 percent of the time on key votes during the 112th Congress. NFIB officials said bills the senators voted for included a Senate amendment to repeal the national health care law, a resolution to require a constitutional amendment to balance the budget and a tax hike prevention amendment.

Bishop voted with NFIB positions 70 percent of the time, the organization said.

According to Todd Pack, senior spokesman for the politically conservative NFIB, most of its member companies have less than 20 employees. Pack said the Small Business Administration defines businesses with less than 500 people employed to be small businesses.


dingleberry 3 years ago

Is this a joke? Guardians of small business? But it is nice to learn that these characters voted for something that others liked since they pay little attention to what I am interested in, like reducing the deficit and national debt for starters.


VSU 3 years ago

Lawmakers guarding small business? isn't that like the fox guarding the hen house?


Bulldawg 3 years ago

That's like asking a crimminal to guard your money instead of the bank.


whattheheck 3 years ago

When I get around politicians, these included. I guard my wallet 'cause I know it may be picked by the likes of the "guardians of small business". If not at the moment, it will be in picked later in the halls of government buildings.


DoctorDorite 3 years ago

I asked Chambliss awhile ago when was the last time he'd paid a visit to a VA hospital, he turned 5 shades of red and hem-hawed some mumbo jumbo about funding the VA but never did answer the question. This week he and our other Senator voted to continue foriegn aide to Egypt and a few other U.S hating Muslum countries. Chambliss can go to @%## !


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