Nov 5, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER: If you are unemployed in the Atlanta area, you may be in luck, contingent the election results Tuesday night.
One local small business owner is so confident in Mitt Romney’s policies that he has pledged to hire 100 new employees should the former Massachusetts governor win.
“It’s about a $50,000 investment that we’re willing to make on these new agents,” Frank Duffy, owner of Duffy Realty, told CBS Atlanta. “It’ll only happen if there’s a Republican in the White House after Wednesday. If there’s a President-Elect Romney, we’re willing to make that investment.”
Regardless of which candidate wins Tuesday night, some new positions will open up. But Duffy is not willing to make as big an investment should President Barack Obama be re-elected.
“I’m not willing to take that $50,000 out of my cash to make that investment,” Duffy said. “I will hire agents piecemeal, five, six, seven, eight at a time, but I’m not going to make the investment going out on a limb to help the unemployed … start their life over.”
Duffy admitted to CBS that his company did succeed during the last four years, but contends that he supports Romney because his policies will be better for small business.
The health of small businesses are huge campaign point for both presidential candidates. Obama has boasted of his support for mall business tax credits and loans, while Romney has bemoaned cumbersome regulations for stifling businesses.