BOSTON - Today, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) officially endorsed U.S. Senator Scott Brown at Richmond True Value Hardware in Braintree.
“We are very proud to offer our endorsement of U.S. Senator Scott Brown,” said Diane Giblin, a member of the NFIB/MA Leadership Council. “Scott Brown has been an exceptional advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs. He understands the challenges we face and we can always count on him to listen to our concerns and not demonize or belittle our achievements. In this bad economy, we need friends of job creators in Washington D.C., and that person is Scott Brown.”
“It is our small and independent businesses, not the government, that is the life blood of our economy, ” said Senator Brown. “Professor Warren is calling for a $3.4 trillion tax hike over the next ten years that will destroy jobs and crush small businesses, much of it directed at small businesses. This is exactly the wrong approach. I will continue to work for Massachusetts job creators and fostering an environment where they can flourish and grow. I’m extremely grateful to the NFIB for their endorsement.”
Elizabeth Warren recently dismissed an Ernst & Young study commissioned by the NFIB projecting more than a 700,000 job-loss if the tax hikes supported by Warren were allowed to go into effect. Warren called the numbers, “made-up”: “It’s just wrong. These are just made-up numbers and there’s just nothing to support that.” Warren offered no evidence of her own to support her wild claim which she repeated in an earlier setting.
Click HERE for video of Warren’s dismissal of the new report, and see the transcript of the exchange below:
QUESTION: I saw in the news that NFIB was saying that the new taxes would cost 700,000 jobs so why do you think now is the right time with the economy…
ELIZABETH WARREN: They’re just wrong. They just made-up their numbers.
QUESTION: There was a release today from the Brown campaign saying you were going to raise taxes on small business – do you have a comment on that?
WARREN: It’s just wrong. These are just made-up numbers and there’s just nothing to support that.