I was joined yesterday by members of the Small Business Majority Network Council at the White House to discuss the President’s plans to grow the economy, support small businesses, and back the entrepreneurial spirit that makes America great.
Without question, it has been the resilience and creativity of American small business owners which has sparked and sustained our recovery from the worst economic crisis since the great depression.They have helped us achieve 40 straight months of job growth, and created the majority of the 7.2 million American jobs generated in that timeframe.
We were joined for the second half of the meeting by Chris Jennings, the President’s advisor on health reform, who provided insight on how businesses and their employees can take advantage of expanded coverage options and new benefits made available under ObamaCare. We also talked through the nuts and bolts of Open Enrollment, which begins in October and goes through March and will help millions of uninsured Americans afford the coverage they need.
The President’s commitment to small business has been front and center since he took office. He has enacted 18 small business tax cuts. He has battled back the forces of the recession to dramatically expand access to capital. And he has streamlined processes to encourage more government contracting to small businesses.
The strength and vitality of the U.S. economy is, and always has been, inextricably linked to the success of our small businesses. The men and women who get up every day, flip signs from closed to open, and make our country run.This is who we are, and this is who we must continue to fight for.
To learn more about the President’s support for small businesses visit: http://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/economy/business/small-business.