Posts Tagged ‘Boehner’

The Prez Tells It Like It Is

September 25th, 2010

“The Republicans who want to take over Congress offered their own ideas the other day. Many were the very same policies that led to the economic crisis in the first place, which isn’t surprising, since many of their leaders were among the architects of that failed policy.”  — President Obama

How “Small” is the “Small Business” We Keep Hearing About?

September 23rd, 2010

Next time your Conservative friends bemoan tax hazards for “small business,” show ’em this:

The “small” businesses that Republican lawmakers say will suffer if the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy expire are not so small after all, MSNBC’s “Countdown” reported Tuesday.

Some of these businesses, which include big names in engineering and finance, are “large” in terms of revenue, payroll and distribution, but “small” in terms of ownership, the report, by David Cay Johnston and Chris Hayes, has found.

According to the Republican tax logic, a small number of owners is the sole criterion for a “small business.” Such businesses, which according to the Joint Committee on Taxation accounted for 94 percent of all U.S. businesses in 2007, include partnerships, sole proprietorships and S corporations, a designation that allows owners to report profits and losses on their personal tax return, rather than on the company’s.

“‘Small business’ is a brand name,” MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann said.

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A Public Service Message from the Republican Party

September 17th, 2010