GET READY TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER
YOU CAN AND YOU WILL MAKE
A DIFFERENCE IF YOU VOTE!
When was the last time you
complained about your legislators?
Dont you think it is
time you made a difference?
On average only 65 percent
of those registered to vote actually do. Yet some
elections are determined by as few as 50 votes.
You have the power to determine
who will make these decisions that will affect
It is believed small businesses
create 80% of the jobs in this country. In these
economic times, we are asking you to think about
the issues and how they impact the business you
work for. If a small business cant hire
more employees due to increased costs, taxes and
regulations, they cannot grow and this IMPACTS
This requires all of us to
do more research about the candidates that represent
us in Washington and GET TO THE POLLS ON ELECTION
DAY. It is not easy to do with everything else
going on in our lives, but the reasons are clear.
We must change the mind-set in Washington. We
need to elect more responsible politicians. We
need to know how the spending they are doing today
will affect the quality of our lives, and our
childrens, in this country in the future.
The government gets more and more involved in
our private lives. If we dont stop it now
it soon will be impossible to stop. People become
more dependent on government than on their own
incomes. It comes down to this- THERE IS NO SUCH
THING AS A FREE LUNCH- THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES-
Here are the most critical
issues and how they affect employers today:
This bill was passed against the will of
the majority of the American people. The reasons
why- if you are going to require insurers to cover
more expensive customers, and provide more benefits
it is going to cost more! Already some premiums
have jumped 9% and so, more customers have seen
hikes of 20% or more. What does this do to
the bottom line of the small business you work
for? The President wont say anymore
If you have insurance today and you like
it, you can keep it because a memo was leaked
from his Health and Human Services Department
which stated that as many as 2/3 of all businesses
and 80% of small business would be forced to change
their plans to comply with the governments/ new
rules. Dont forget this health care plan
does not apply to members of Congress!!
Here is what you saved on average from the
Bush tax cuts:
$10,000 to $19,999 $1448
$20, 000 to $29,999 $4302
$30,000 to $39,999 $6127
$40,000 to $49,999 $7040
$50,000 to $74,999 $9839
$75,000 to $99,999 $15,009
$100,000 to $ 199,999 $28,894
Not renewing these tax cuts
would raise the marginal tax rate on capital gains
from 15% to 20%, on dividends from 15% to 20%(
or as high as 39.6%) . The Estate Tax could go
as high as 55%. Child Tax Credit slashed in
half from $1000 to $500. The lowest tax bracket
increased 50% from 10% to 15%. Taxes or married
couples increased, the dependent care and adoption
tax credits get reduced.
The more taxes a business
has to pay, the less money they have to spend
on equipment, benefits, employees, etc. The tax
cuts, as you can see, were not just for the rich!!
Everyone has more money to spend or invest in
CAP AND TRADE (AMERICAS
CLEAN ENERGY BILL, or any other name)
If passed, this would be a monstrous tax hike-
a tax on every man, woman and child, every household,
every business. In fact, it will be the largest
tax hike in history. Check out if your member
of Congress voted for this. No member of Congress
read this bill, either. This is a tax on all
carbon emissions-the more energy you use, the
more you pay. It is estimated this bill would
costs the average family over $3000 in increased
energy costs. Think of what this means to your
employer and the impact it could have on you.
Unions were put in this country many years
ago for good reasons. Now, in states like California,
some employees can retire with a pension that
is 90%-100% of their pay. How long can this
be sustained? How could a business survive
with that kind of arrangement? Not very long.
Ask yourself not what is in it for me?
but will what can we do to work together
with my employer so that this company can be around
for a long, long, time to provide jobs and growth
to our area to keep it a decent place to live.
Most small business value their employees and
the work they do- and know they have families
to provide for.
Our country cannot go on spending
like this. National debt is nearly $14 trillion.
Nearly $4 trillion has been added to the national
debt since President Obama took office less than
2 years ago. In contrast, Bush added $4 trillion
in 8 years. The C.B.O. and other shave warned
that this in unsustainable, but the Presidents
stimulus spending bill was supposed to keep unemployment
below 8% and create jobs.
When spending passes a certain
point, it is more expensive for our country to
borrow money. Our credit status goes down. Inflation
goes up. Banks wont lend.
We need to turn things around.
Each and every one of us needs to take responsibility
for our decisions and live within our means. Most
of us try not to spend what we dont have
and our government needs to do the same. People
who go to work every day should be able to reap
the rewards of their labor. The more government
gets in our lives the more freedom to make our
own decision gets taken away.
VOTE ON NOVEMBER 2
United Small Business of America
Proclaiming Liberty to America's Small Business
P O Box 3132 St. Charles, IL 60174 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 877-791-7705 Fax 630-475-3844