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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:22 PM

As a tax preparer, soon to be retired, I have done a bunch of business tax returns over the

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last 25 years.

I worked for people who employed three people and I have worked with a company that had over 100 people working for that company. Every one of these people proclaimed to be a small business person. And they were proud that they took the initiative to go out and create something.

What I would like to know is this; what does Mitt Romney and the other Republicans see when they look out at American capitalism? Do they even see these small business owners? I believe they do no. They look out at the vastness of American Enterprise and see companies worth $250 million and having hundreds of employees as examples of Small Business. To these owners, yea they would have to kick in some money in order to have a healthy company working for them, but they certainly are not small business owners now.

But the real Small Businesspeople out there, the mom and pop shops that still flourish outside the cavernous malls, the guys and gals in their basements or garages trying to come up with something, the small maid companies that clean the houses of the well-to-do, the Electrician the Plumber the guy who cuts your grass. These are the back bone of American Small Businesses and know that when they owe tax they did something right, maybe wrong because they didn't structure things right (that's when I come in), but they are creating wealth and making America a better place.

Now I am sure Romney looks at Bain Capital as a small business but we all know that is far from those who want to serve their customers and maybe make a good living out on their own. No one in their right mind would look at Bain Capital and view it as a thing of good. Sure they squeeze inefficiencies out of the market place but at what cost.

Let's resolve to continue to help the guys and gals with a few dozen employees and raise a middle finger to those who prey on business like a Vampire.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:47 PM

1. Wonderful expression. My Uncle (4th grade) started a small business that survived, perhaps 80-90%

 

fail in a few years.

The business grew and became the economic foundation of a small town employing several hundred people.

I have vivid memories of making molds with sand in which we poured melted pig-iron to cast parts, circa 1940.

Today people like my uncle with a dream and very, very little money cannot begin without lawyers, environmental specialists, ad nausea-um.

Each entrepreneur whose dream might come true could someday become a millionaire and the subject of venomous hatred by others.

A pox on government regulations that prevent small-business entrepreneurs from chasing their dreams that literally built the greatest nation the world has ever known.

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Response to jody (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:53 PM

4. I did that with my dad. He was a John Henry Tool and Die maker who

refused to admit defeat at the hands of the new computerized machines that started to appear around 1975...

I remember him working out the angles at home late at night using his Trig schooling to make sure the cuts were true.

He finally gave up when he had a stroke in 1983.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:05 PM

5. We lost people like your dad and government insists on dumbing down education to prevent more like

 

him from breaking out of the flock and leading our nation to a more prosperous future.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:49 PM

2. I always suspected that most small businesses only had a few employees.

If these small businesses had a few more customers, they would hire more employees. If you do the math, 1,000,000 small business owners hiring one or two people would reduce the unemployment rate much faster than a few large companies each hiring a hundred people.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:50 PM

3. I think what Mitt sees as small business really isn't.

His views are so out of whack from any ordinary person.

He certainly is a Vampire.

I'm so glad he lost.

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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:17 PM

6. Can you explain the whole Obama Care bill and its relationship to small business? n/t thanks.

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:24 PM

7. for biz with only a few employees......nothing will change n/t

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:26 PM

8. Thanks. How about big business? Don't the tax breaks make it a break even situation?

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