By Lori Ann LaRocco, CNBC Senior Talent Producer
NEW YORK ( CNBC) -- The President failed to convince the Senate Tuesday night to approve his jobs plan, with the proponents falling well short of the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster. Obama administration official Gene Sperling said on CNBC's Squawk Box Tuesday morning the President has been the only one to present a jobs plan. Well, that's not exactly true. Four days before the President addressed Congress, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent their revenue neutral jobs plan to the White House. CNBC's C-Suite Insider has learned the President never responded to the Chamber.
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So what do small business leaders want Washington to do? Nothing! Out of those surveyed, more than three-out-of-four say they would rather have Washington stay out of the way than provide a helping hand. Eighty-six percent say they would rather have more certainty from Washington than more assistance and only 7% would like the government to deal with the economy. Despite the debt debate in August hitting a feverish pitch causing a Standard and Poor's downgrade because of the lack of leadership to tackle the deficit, small businesses trust the congressional debt super committee and the decisions they will make in cutting spending. As far as what small businesses view as economic drivers, they are as follows:
Increased domestic energy production (80% view as effective) Speeding up permitting and provide regulatory relief (74%) Passing tax incentives that will create jobs and increase revenue (67%) So, how does the Chamber's plan stack up against the President's? Executives from small businesses strongly preferred the components of the U.S. Chamber's plan over President Obama's, with 85% expressing support for the Chamber's six point plan and 15% for the American Jobs Act. -- Written by Lori Ann LaRocco, CNBC Senior Talent Producer