Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Real Way to Help Small Business

Editorial from the NYT:

Research shows that a mere 1 percent of small business owners make more than $1 million per year. Only about 5.4 million of the nation’s 20 million small businesses pay any wages at all. The Republican claim about wealthy small business job creators, it turns out, is based on a convenient and overly broad definition of “small” that includes partnerships and S-corporations, like hedge funds, accounting firms, law practices and other often big businesses.

So when they claim to be protecting small business from high-end taxes, Republicans are really talking about protecting big companies whose owners fall into the one-half of 1 percent of taxpayers who are millionaires or better. A surtax would certainly not hurt them.

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