By Tom Quiner
Small business is the backbone of the American economy.
Small business is where job growth comes from. They’re the ones who employ most of the people in this country.
Tonight, Congressman Paul Ryan spoke to us:
“Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores, these didn’t come out of nowhere. A lot of heart goes into each one. And if small business people say they made it on their own, all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the door at five in the morning. Nobody did their thinking, and worrying, and sweating for them. After all that work, and in a bad economy, it sure doesn’t help to hear from their president that government gets the credit. What they deserve to hear is the truth: Yes, you did build that.”
Yesterday, I mailed the government a check for about $7000 in taxes for my small business. I’m proud to pay my fair share in taxes to support our armed forces and vital government services.
I resent paying taxes to feather the pockets of cronies of the president, like Solyndra, that take the money and run.
Small business owners bust their butts making ends meet. I thank Paul Ryan for recognizing our efforts and for placing credit where credit is due: with the folks who open the doors at 5 AM.
A man who understands the challenges of running a business will be a breath of fresh air after four years of an arrogant central planner.
America needs a president Mitt Romney and vice president Paul Ryan.