Today, small business owner Jim Houser wrote an op-ed featured in The Hill. He made a powerful, impassioned argument why Congress should end the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2%. You can read the full article here.
So if politicians really want to help small businesses, they should focus on how to bring more customers in our doors and stop wasting time defending extra tax cuts for the richest Americans. How do we get more customers? Rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges, stop cutting education, quit laying off teachers and first responders, and extend the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans – that’s the way to bring more customers into our businesses. But if we take the nearly $1 trillion we would raise from ending the extra Bush tax cuts for income over $250,000 and hand it right back to the top 2 percent, we won’t have the resources to do these things.