Congressional Republican small business schedule today:
10:00: Unveil agenda mentioning small business 18 times.
2:30: Return to Capitol to vote against help for small business.
Congressional Republicans visited Tart Lumber Company, a small business in Sterling, Virginia where they laid out their “Pledge to America,” which will do nothing more than take America back to the same failed economic policies that caused this recession and hurt the very small business where they are holding their event.
The “Pledge to America” mentions small businesses not once, but eighteen times. But what it fails to mention is the impact the Republican agenda actually would have on small businesses.
In addition to hiking taxes for 110 million middle-class families and millions of businesses, the Congressional Republican have consistently opposed the 8 small business tax cuts that the President has already signed into law including:
And it doesn’t end there, the same Republicans in Congress are expected to vote against another Small Business Jobs Bill in the House TODAY….that’s right…they are expected to vote against a bill that would potentially benefit the very small business where they are rolling out their agenda.
The potential benefits to Tart Lumber in the Small Business Jobs Bill include:
As a recap, Republicans in Congress were not always against assistance for small businesses. In fact, the same Small Business Jobs Bill they are expected to vote against today is made up of Republican ideas including zero capital gains on investments and business expensing write offs. Unfortunately Republicans in Congress are once again putting partisan obstruction ahead of essential assistance for small businesses, even those they use as backdrops.
Jen Psaki is Deputy Communications Director