SOUTH BARRINGTON - David McSweeney, Republican nominee for State Representative in the 52nd District, was endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business' (NFIB) Illinois state political action committee - NFIB SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) in July. The NFIB is “The Voice of Small Business” and is the largest small business advocacy organization in Illinois and the nation.
“The NFIB and our small business members have carefully evaluated the candidates in this race and it is clear that you best understand small business issues and will fight to ensure Illinois has a strong economy and good climate for job growth. Small business is the backbone of this state’s economy and we need someone in Springfield to work against excessive government regulations and fight for our free market economy,” the NFIB endorsement letter says.
“I am once again proud to receive the support of another pro-business organization. The NFIB represents small businesses in Illinois and the nation and their support is greatly appreciated. Small businesses employ more people in Illinois than large businesses do, but they tend to get less attention. I understand the important role that they play and I will work to lessen the burden on these businesses including fighting for the repeal of the 67% tax increase that the Legislature has placed on the backs of small and large businesses,” said David McSweeney who also recently received the endorsement of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.
NFIB's key issues are listed in the following video - and just guess how many of these top five Illinois has seriously tackled in our state capitol this past session? You're right - pension reform is the only one. And just how "seriously" is debatable. Governor Quinn is asking the General Assembly to pick up the pension reform discussion in August, but most expect any true reform to wait until after November.