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October 13, 2010


When was the last time you complained about your legislators?

Don’t 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 your livelihood.

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 can’t hire more employees due to increased costs, taxes and regulations, they cannot grow and this IMPACTS YOU!!!


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 don’t 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 won’t 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. Don’t 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 their business.

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 won’t 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 don’t 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.


Malcolm Lunn
United Small Business of America

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