The question of whether President Barack Obama's policies have helped or hurt small businesses is a key concern this election season. Opponents say health care legislation and the failure to extend Bush-era tax cuts will hurt business owners, while the White House highlights its tax cuts and measures to increase small-business lending. But NFIB points out the administration has done little to address the biggest problem -- a lack of sales -- and faults the president for spending too much time on noneconomic issues. "I would give them an F on priorities," said NFIB's Susan Eckerly.

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