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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:22 PM

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

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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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