Obama vs. Romney: A small business voter's scorecard

A look at where Obama and Romney stand on the issues that will immediately affect entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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Small businesses are critical to the U.S. economy. After all, the nation's 28 million small business owners generate 50% of the country's non-farm private GDP, and employ half of the private sector workforce. As the election approaches, here's a look at President Obama and Governor Romney's stance on the key issues and the numbers behind these policies to see just how the candidates' platforms will affect the little guy's pocketbook in the short-term.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated November 05 2012 03:37 PM ET
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