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Democratic National Committee McCain Myth Buster: John McCain and America's Small Businesses
Date:6/10/2008

Today's McCain Myth: John McCain would stand up for America's small businesses.

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the Democratic National Committee:

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John McCain says he will stand up for America's small businesses and that "[e]ntrepreneurs are at the heart of American innovation, growth and prosperity." But in reality as president Senator McCain's health care plan would overburden small businesses, hurting both the entrepreneurs running them and the workers needing coverage. According to FactCheck.org and the blog Think Progress, McCain's plan would "encourage some employers, mainly small businesses, to drop health benefits," it "could eventually eliminate job-based insurance altogether," and would "weaken small business protections." McCain's voting record backs this up -- in 2000, he actually voted against a tax credit for small businesses offering employee health insurance for low-income workers. [johnmccain.com, accessed 6/9/08]

The economy is the number one issue this election, yet time and again McCain makes it clear he's out of touch with the challenges Americans are facing. How else can you explain a voting record and plans that make it harder for small businesses to succeed?

MCCAIN'S HEALTH CARE PLAN WOULD OVERBURDEN SMALL BUSINESSES

Fact Check: McCain's Plan Would Result In Employers, Particularly Small Businesses, Dropping Coverage. According to Factcheck.org, "McCain's plan to tax workers on the value of their employer-provided health care plans and provide tax credits would encourage some employers, mainly small businesses, to drop health benefits, say experts, and the proposal could eventually eliminate job-based insurance altogether." Director of the health research and education program at the Employee Benef
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