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NBC: OBAMACARE EXPLODES SMALL BUSINESS OWNER’S PREMIUM BY 400%

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This is from Breitbarts Big Journialism.

Lisa Myers commits a random act of journalism. Holy Crap!!

I can hear our Founding Fathers saying “Get off your fat lazy

assess and do something!’ 

We started a revolution for one Hell of a lot less than

what has happened to you.”

 

On Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News,

Lisa Meyers told the story of a victim of President Obama’s lie about being able to keep your insurance if you like it. ObamaCare not only kicked this small business owner off his plan, his new premium will cost 400% more. Meyers also reports what much of the media won’t: that he is not getting “better coverage.” What he is paying for is coverage he does not need. For instance, ObamaCare now forces him to pay for maternity care — both for himself and for his 59-year-old wife:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Critics question IRS initiative targeting small businesses

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This is from Fox News Politics.

Obama is using the IRS like Hitler used the Gestapo and the SS.

To harass and intimidate honest small business owners and Conservatives.  

Sadly it will only get worse ans worse.

 

Small business owners across the country are receiving letters from the IRS questioning if they are reporting all of their cash income, in a new push by the agency some are saying could unnecessarily create fear in the small business community.

The Wall Street Journal reports the initiative is an attempt to respond to what the agency feels is a widespread failure by small businesses to report all their cash sales.

The agency says the letters are not the same as an audit, and it is simply seeking more tax information from the businesses. However, some lawmakers and business owners who received the letters say the initiative is alarming.

“There’s an emotional thing when you get a pretty ominous-looking letter from the IRS, [saying] you might have done some bad things,” small business owner Tom Reese tells the Wall Street Journal. “I really work hard with my accountant to make sure that I not only follow the law, but follow the letter of the law.”

One letter the IRS sent is headlined, “Notification of Possible Income Underreporting.”  It notifies the business owner “your gross receipts may be underreported” and says they must complete a form “to explain why the portion of your gross receipts from non-card payments appears unusually low.”

One lawmaker says the letter’s tone implies wrongdoing from the start.

“The letter implies that this is a serious matter that could lead to assessments of additional tax, penalties and interest,” says a letter sent to the IRS Friday by Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., chairman of the House Small Business Committee.

Though the IRS has only sent letters to small percentage of businesses so far, around 20,000 of the estimated millions in the U.S., the agency says they hope to expand the program in the coming months.

One small business owner says the initiative will likely create fear among business owners, as it is often difficult to match credit transactions with income.

“There are so many reasons why, even if you’re the most honest tax payer, you’re not going to match (what card records show),” Fran Coet, who runs an accounting business in Westminster, Colo., tells the Wall Street Journal.

For example, Coet says, when a company sells a gift card it does not count for accounting purposes as a sale, but appears as such to credit card companies.

In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, the said the agency is “working diligently to minimize burden on both taxpayers and tax professionals” in implementing the new program.

The agency has been under fire in the past few months when it was revealed it was unfairly targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.

Click for more from The Wall Street Journal. 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/10/critics-question-irs-initiative-targeting-small-businesses/#ixzz2bc7hYFcj

 

Michigan locals raise funds for ‘hotdog guy’ after union protesters destroy his supplies

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This is from Fox News Politics.

A classic example of union thuggery.

I read in a different article the chanted Ni–er while trashing this mans cart.

If they were from the Tea Party it would be the lead story.

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Clinton Tarver has been serving hot dogs to hungry locals in downtown Lansing, Mich., for the last five years, but a brush this week with a pro-union protest literally upended his small business in a matter of minutes.

During a protest against right-to-work legislation in Michigan‘s capital, Tarver’s catering supplies were destroyed when demonstrators tore down the tent where he was serving and trampled his gear.

The tent had been set up by the conservative Americans for Prosperity, which supports the legislation Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law Tuesday that allows unionized workers to opt out of paying union dues.

Tarver, who has been a small business owner for the last 16 years, was there to give hot dogs to supporters in the tent on the Capitol lawn. He said he was just checking tickets, not sizing up customers.

“Everyone that had a ticket I had given a hot dog to,” the 63-year-old owner of Clint’s Hot Dog Cart and Casual Catering told FoxNews.com. “So when two guys, one with a mask, came to get their hot dogs, I didn’t think anything of it because they had tickets and I was just there for a job.”

He described the action that ensued as “violent.” Only minutes after he’d handed the two men their hot dogs, the pair tore down the tent, turned over his serving tables, smashed his hot dogs, tossed a cooler filled with sodas and spilled his chili.

“I kept explaining that I was just here to do a job, that I wasn’t on anybody’s side, but when people started calling me racial slurs, my friend who works at the Capitol told me I had to get out of there, so I crawled out,” said Tarver, who is black.

Until Tuesday, he thought he was relatively unknown. But word spread about the incident, and local residents on both sides of the issue began rallying to help Tarver out.

Lorilea Zabadal, a staff member for Republican state Rep. Al Pscholka, set up an online fundraiser at gofundme.com/SupportClint. The goal was to reach $5,000. As of Wednesday afternoon, over $14,000 in donations had been raised.

“I supported Clint. He’s a great guy and a great small business,” Lt. Governor Brian Calley said on Twitter. He also thanked citizens who had supported Tarver financially.

Tarver said that state Sen. Joe Humes and his wife reached out to Tarver on Tuesday night promising to reimburse him for his equipment.

And a spokesperson for Americans for Prosperity said they plan to reimburse Tarver as well.

Michigan State Police have contacted Tarver about the incident, but a request for comment by Lansing police was not immediately returned to FoxNews.com.

Tarver said he’s overwhelmed by the support and that he didn’t know he had touched so many people.

“I never knew people cared so much about the hot dog guy — I feel overwhelmed,” Tarver said. “I’m just here to serve.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/12/lansing-locals-raise-funds-for-hot-dog-guy-after-protesters-destroy-his-supplies/#ixzz2EtVCS14k

 

IRS: Obama tax hike threatens one million small businesses

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This is from Human Events.

My friends the tax increases will destroy a lot of small businesses.

I am talking about the used car lot my father-in-laws works for.

The local mom and pop hardware store of the mom and pop gas station.

The small lawn services the small auto repair shop.

I could go on and on but you get my point.

These places are part of the backbone of Americas businesses.

 

Over and over again we hear Democrats claim that raising tax rates on the rich won’t dampen economic recovery.  They also claim it would only affect a fraction of small business owners. In yesterday’s debate, the president asserted, as he has often, that 97 percent of businesses who pay individual rates would not see a tax increase.

Well, judging from this new study by Internal Revenue Service,  allowing Bush-era tax rates for high earners to expire, the centerpiece of President Obama’s tax plan and a big part of his campaign rhetoric, would mean that 1 million companies would be hit with new taxes. According to the IRS, which goes to great lengths to define a small business,  high-income earners make up 24 percent of all small businesses that have employees.

Other studies (and pundits) have grossly underestimated the impact that a tax hike on high earners might take on small business, discounting owners of small C corporations and others. Wealthy earners with small businesses account for 923,000 businesses with employees. There are many more in business for themselves.

“No matter how you slice it and dice it, it’s hard to avoid that this is a tax increase on a significant share of small business owners,” said Raymond Keating, chief economist of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council told CNNMoney.

Democrats also argue that a tax on “millionaires and billionaires” — or, what in the real world means anyone making more than $200,000 and married couples pulling in more than $250,000 — could  actually spur growth. How, is still a mystery.

 

 

55 percent of small business owners would not start company today, blame Obama

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This is from the Washington Examiner.

These small business people are correct in what they are saying.

The Obama EPA has its boot on the neck of small business.

They are also being taxed to death.

 

Fifty-five percent of small business owners and manufacturers would not have started their businesses in today’s economy, according to a new poll that also reports 69 percent say President Obama’s regulatory policies have hurt their businesses.

“There is far too much uncertainty, too many burdensome regulations and too few policymakers willing to put aside their egos and fulfill their responsibilities to the American people,” said Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, which commissioned the poll along with the National Federation of Independent Businesses. “To fix this problem, we need immediate action on pro-growth tax and regulatory policies that put manufacturers in the United States in a position to compete and succeed in an ever-more competitive global economy.”

The poll reports another ominous statistic for job creation: “67 percent say there is too much uncertainty in the market today to expand, grow or hire new workers.” Why? Because “President Obama’s Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers,” according to 69 percent of the business owners surveyed.

Here are the key findings in the poll, as highlighted by NAM:

  • 67 percent say there is too much uncertainty in the market today to expand, grow or hire new workers.
  • 69 percent of small business owners and manufacturers say President Obama’s Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers.
  • 55 percent say they would not start a business today given what they know now and in the current environment.
  • 54 percent say other countries like China and India are more supportive of their small businesses and manufacturers than the United States.

“Instead of smoothing the way, our government continues to erect more barriers to growth through burdensome regulations that increase costs for small businesses and all Americans,” NFIB president Dan Danner said.

Those statistics suggest that even Democratic and independent small business owners criticized Obama, because only 46 percent of poll participants identified as Republicans, per Roll Call.

“It’s clear that small business owners and manufacturers are becoming increasingly more frustrated by the federal government’s inability to solve America’s economic problems,” Bill McInturff, whose Public Opinion Strategies conducted the poll. “Manufacturers place most of the blame squarely on policies coming out of Washington.”

 

 

Small Business Owner Sends Biden Packing – ‘You Didn’t Build That’

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This is from Freedom Outpost.

This man is to be congratulated.

I hope people keep up their support of this bakery.

If I lived close I would buy from this bakery.

Chris McMurray, who just opened a ‘mom and pop’s’ bakery with his wife in May, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime. What opportunity was that, you ask? The opportunity was to host the vice president and his entourage as they came to town during the 2012 campaign.

Apparently vice president Joe Biden’s advance team entered McMurray’s establishment “Crumb and Get It” to see if it would be OK for Biden and his entourage to come there to eat when he was in town. McMurray responded,

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime but essentially I said ‘No offense to you or the campaign but I just decline you guys coming in here.”

At that time she said “Are you sure? There’s going to be a lot of press, a lot of activity.” Others would be asking the same thing, why would you turn down an opportunity like this?

“Very simply, ‘you didn’t build that’” McMurray said. “Speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across this country and actually last night my wife was up all night. No sleep, she’s worked a full 24 hours.”

Whoa! Now I like this guy. He has class and backbone. He stood up for what he believed in and didn’t just talk about it, even though it probably cost him a great opportunity. Though from people covering his story, I’m sure he’ll do just fine in his business.

The Biden campaign was able to secure “River City Grill,” which is just around the corner.

What’s most telling about this is not Biden, the bakery or the McMurrays.

The Secret Service entered McMurray’s establishment after the advance team left and told McMurray “Thanks for standing up and saying no.” Then they bought a bunch of cookies and cupcakes!

According to WDBJ7,

McMurray said he’s hoping folks will understand he just didn’t want to be part of a photo op for an administration whose policies he doesn’t agree with.

In an update to the story, WDBJ7 writes: After declining Biden stop yesterday, Radford bakery ran out of food today

 

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