“A story worth knowing”

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.


  1. rcaamo on August 30, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I too listened to Ryan’s entire speech and was inspired by his demeanor, his obvious character, his knowledge, his dedication, his family history, and his faith. I was proud to see the formation of a man so joined to his Catholic faith. The goal of the Church on earth is to teach and form its people so they would go out and direct the affairs of the kingdom of God here. We have a list of them following the tenets of the faith working in politics, all very good men and women. Ryan was catapulted into the spot light with no further desire than to be of service to his fellow man. He is the perfect example of one who is the product of a good life according to what is right. I can only hope and pray that he with Romney will be able not only make a difference to our economy, jobs, taxes, abortion, religious liberty, and health care, but most especially to the spirit of our nation. We have been given two people who seem to be much more persons than politicians. I have no doubt about their intentions for the good of God and country. We will be blessed in them both. Obama wanted to transform the nation into what was contrary to our proud history. Romney and Ryan wantt to reform the nation back to its history. We don’t want our nation changed but renewed.

    • quinersdiner on August 30, 2012 at 8:23 am

      Congressman Ryan, in particular, strikes me as having his ego well in check. I like your characterization that Ryan’s goal is to be of service to his fellow man. Same with Romney. Thanks for writing.