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Topic - Dan Danner
President Obama can never quite pull off the impression of being bipartisan and cooperative. When he tossed out possible corporate tax reform ideas to appear business friendly, Republican leaders weren't impressed.
The small business lobby that helped spearhead the legal challenge to President Obama's health care law expressed sharp disappointment Thursday over the Supreme Court's rejection of their case.
The Pew Hispanic Center recently found that the top issues for Hispanic voters are jobs, education, health care, the federal budget deficit and immigration. Yet when it comes to those issues, President Obama's policies have hurt our nation's growing Hispanic population.
Dan Danner is president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, America's leading advocacy group for small businesses. The average NFIB member employs 10 workers. A former White House staffer, Mr. Danner served as chief of staff to the U.S. secretary of commerce and in the private sector as an executive with Armco Inc., a steelmaker.
In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce last month, President Obama proclaimed, "Now is the time to invest in America." A National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) survey shows small businesses aren't buying it.
As the Supreme Court prepares for an epic legal clash next month on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law, Dan Danner admits to a certain feeling of vindication.
He's been sharply critical of President Obama and his economic agenda, but Dan Danner, president of the National Federation of Independent Business, said he has not been overly impressed so far by what the opposition is offering for small businesses.
The Supreme Court said Monday it will take up challenges to President Obama's health care law next year, setting the stage for a ruling on the president's trademark achievement amidst his bid for reelection.
President Obama's post-"shellacking" bid to reset relations with business is off to an uncertain start.
"It's easy for big business to point to another group and say 'raise their taxes,' " said Mr. Danner.
As Dan Danner, president of the National Federation of Independent Business, told The Washington Times, "This adds insult to the injury that small-business owners are already feeling from a law that does everything to increase costs, when what they really need is lower costs."