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Brookings Institution
The revolt of small-business Republicans
The revolt of small-business Republicans

Can it be that America's small businesses are finally waking up to the fact that they're being victimized by big businesses? For years, small-business groups such as the National Federation of Independent Businesses have lined up behind big-businesses lobbies. They've contributed to the same Republican candidates and committees favored by big business. And they've eagerly connected theRepublican Party in Washington to its local business base. Retailers, building contractors, franchisees, wholesalers and restaurant owners are the bedrock of local Republican politics. But now small businesses are breaking ranks. They're telling congressional Republicans not...