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Small -- optimism slipped in September.
The National Federation of Independent Business says it's small business optimism index fell two tenths of a percent.
This as business owners worried about the economy's near term outlook the survey was conducted through September 30.
That's when funding for the government ran out leading to the partial shutdown.
The NF -- predicts that could mean tougher times ahead.
Optimism is down for small business owners hiring is down and they think the economy's gonna get worse before it gets better.
And clearly if -- shutdown continues.
That's gonna add to that uncertainty.
And likely for them is gonna make them stay on the sidelines.
But not everyone thinks the government shutdown is a bad idea some small business owners support it even if it hurts in the short term.
The timing is right for us to support something it.
This nature at least we we've got to deal with the fact that economically our country is -- A sad state of affairs and if this is what it takes for people to come to the table and negotiate then I absolutely support that a big deal.
For small thing is is obamacare I think they questions about Obama care are.
Very much still up in the air of the delay of that.
Put off a lot of those concerns for small business I think the biggest thing right now going to be premium increases.
A lot of them are already seeing.
Big premium increases and I think they're gonna say a lot more.
Small is watching Washington.
Until there is some sort of a -- and even then it's just putting off the hard decisions.
It's unlikely the engine of job creation small business we'll get off the sidelines in New York Brenda Buttner Fox News.
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