NAW Statement on Biden Address

April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC –The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) today issued the following statement ahead of President Biden’s address to Congress:

From NAW CEO Eric Hoplin:

“The pandemic forced hundreds of thousands of businesses to close their doors for good, destroying jobs and hurting families across America—and President Biden’s unprecedented $6 trillion in new government spending proposals this year will kill more American jobs and businesses.

“While the President claims this new deluge of government spending will be paid for only by wealthy individuals and corporations, the truth is he will raise taxes on individual and family-owned businesses, small and mid-size businesses, and entrepreneurs across the country.

“By raising taxes on America’s Main Street businesses, President Biden will upend his own goal of helping American families by forcing the employers that survived the pandemic to cut jobs, slow hiring, and increase prices.”