IFA members and a group of Senate Republicans -- Kentucky's Mitch McConnell, Wyoming's John Barrasso and Florida's Marco Rubio -- met recently to discuss what they see as too much government regulation. Speakers said uncertainties caused by the federal health care law and the chilling effect of government intervention on the ability to get credit are among the issues facing franchised businesses. "Franchise small businesses need government to get out of the way in order to continue creating jobs at the rate they have historically," said IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira.

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