2:39 PM Eastern - Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Small Business Owner: Chamber of Commerce Speaks for Me like Burger King Speaks for Cows

Meet Ben Wootten.

Mr. Wootten lives in Blue Hill, Maine. He's the President of Wind River Capital Management, chair of his School Board, and the Chair of the Maine Small Business Forum. He's even a former town chair of the Republican Party.

Today, Ben Wootten spoke out on the congressional lobbying organized by the Chamber of Commerce against the Employee Free Choice Act.

"The US Chamber of Commerce doesn't speak for small businesses any more than Burger King speaks for cows. While the Chamber works overtime to represent the narrow interests of bloated, wealthy corporations, our nation's small businesses are struggling simply to keep their doors open.

"We need common-sense measures like health care reform and the Employee Free Choice Act to help small business owners control costs and ensure that their employees feel truly invested in the long-term future of their workplace."

There you have it, straight from a small business owner who speaks the truth about what our nation's small businesses need.

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