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by Matthew Blake
Tue Jun 19, 2012

Poll: Small Business Owners Actually Like ACA

The country’s largest small business lobbying group – the National Federation of Independent Businesses – is one of the plaintiff’s looking to overturn the Affordable Care Act before the U.S. Supreme Court, a decision likely to be announced within the next week.

But a poll released today by a different small business lobbying group – Small Business Majority – found that small business owners in eight states polled (both red and blue, including Illinois) favor the landmark national health care reform and want the Supreme Court to keep it intact.

Quick Hit
by Brandon Campbell
Mon Apr 16, 2012

The High Cost Of Corporate Tax Breaks On Illinois Small Businesses

Mike Nikodem and his wife Jo Anne own a bakery in Naperville and they said they paid more in taxes last year than some of Illinois’ largest corporations. The Nikodems recently joined the Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), a local watchdog organization, in pushing for tax reform legislation that would
close corporate tax loopholes.

The group released a report that showed Illinois small business owners, like the Nikodems, would be on the hook for an additional $2,556 in taxes to make up for about $60 billion lost to foreign tax havens.