Small firms say administration has slighted them

07/21/2009 | Reuters

Small-business owners are expressing their discontent with a new administration they say has shown preference for large corporations when handing out federal stimulus funds. Failure to shore up CIT, unbridled insurance premiums, "onerous" paperwork in the Small Business Administration and a planned play-or-pay health care mandate have left many entrepreneurs unhappy. "We are irate," says NFIB's Amanda Austin about insurance mandates the organization says will put small firms out of business. "Talk about an overreach."

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