Winter 2013

Description:

Main Street Alliance of Oregon Small Business Survey


First Name

Last Name

Position

Business Name

Business Type

Street Address

City

State

Zip Code

Phone

Email

Business Size







'Citizens United' said that corporations can spend unlimited money in elections. Do you believe this is good, bad, or has no impact on small business?





Would you support or oppose a constitutional amendment declaring that corporations are not people and money is not speech?




Would a voluntary system to fund elections w/ private donations & public matching funds be good, bad, or have no impact on small business?





Have you experienced any of the following problems with credit in the past year?

What do you believe small businesses need most to create jobs and help get the economy back on track?





Would you support or oppose the creation of a partnership bank or other mechanism to provide partnership loans for small businesses in Oregon?




Would you support or oppose cities & counties moving public deposits out of Wall St banks and into local community banks and CU's?




Do you prefer banking with local community banks and credit unions rather than large national banks?



Do you think big corporations currently pay more than their fair share of taxes, their fair share, or less than their fair share of taxes?





Would you support or oppose closing corporate tax loopholes to increase revenues before making further budget cuts?




Would you support or oppose a financial transaction tax on Wall Street trades?




Do you offer health insurance to your employees?



Do you have health insurance for yourself?



Did you know that small businesses (under 25 employees) may qualify for a tax credit to help cover the costs of employee health coverage?



(If yes) Did you claim this credit in 2010, 2011 or 2012?



(If no) Are you interested in more information about this credit?



Are you aware that that Cover Oregon (the Oregon health insurance marketplace) will begin taking applications from small businesses in early 2014?



Would you like more information about Cover Oregon?



Would you support or oppose a universal health care system, where employers are not solely responsible for health care costs, such as "single payer"?




(If support) Will you sign onto a letter of support for universal health care?




Do you currently offer earned sick leave or other paid time off to your employees?



Would you support or oppose a sick leave standard for all employers?




(If support) Will you sign onto a letter of support for a sick leave standard?




Would you support or oppose a proposal for comprehensive immigration reform that combines enforcement of immigration laws with a path to citizenship?




Do you currently offer a retirement plan for your employees?



Do you have a retirement plan or other retirement savings for yourself and your family?



Would you support or oppose a pooled retirement option for small business owners & their employees that would reduce admin & financial liabilities?




Besides the issues outlined above, what is the next issue of greatest concern to you as a small business owner?

Are you a member of...?





The owner of this business is: (please check all that apply)

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