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Mon., July 19, 2010, 9:09 a.m.

IACI: Beware politicians who tout small biz

The Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry, the influential lobby group that represents the state's largest businesses, sent out a guest editorial last week warning Idahoans to beware of "candidates of every political persuasion" who call for promoting small businesses. "In reality, the real cynical political motivation for touting 'small business' is to create an 'us versus them' mentality that is not only a misrepresentation of reality, but a dangerous path of rhetoric that leads to an economic caste system," warns IACI President Alex LaBeau. You can read his full op-ed piece here.

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