Big Gov­ern­ment will never be the an­swer

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - David Crawmer

It’s been widely re­ported that Amer­ica’s small busi­nesses can­not sur­vive an­other four years of Pres­i­dent Obama’s tax and spend poli­cies. This is not just more elec­tion sea­son hy­per­bole. Its in­evitabil­ity is a very real con­se­quence of this and pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tions’ lib­eral eco­nomic poli­cies.

Pres­i­dent Obama has never run a small busi­ness and has a hard time iden­ti­fy­ing with small busi­ness own­ers. His en­tire life has cen­tered on the pub­lic/gov­ern­ment sec­tor that si­mul­ta­ne­ously de­pends on and con­trols the pri­vate/busi­ness sec­tor. Mr. Obama also seems obliv­i­ous to the fact that the fed­eral gov­ern­ment is only one of many tax ju­ris­dic­tions. So while he and Congress are busy de­vis­ing more rev­enue gen­er­at­ing schemes to try to keep up with their spend­ing, so are thou­sands of state and lo­cal gov­ern­ments.

He has said mul­ti­ple times that we can­not go back to the failed poli­cies of the past, with­out so much as a clue that he’s the one who is ad­vanc­ing those poli­cies. One of the many such failed poli­cies is the scheme to cre­ate more jobs for po­lice, fire fight­ers and teach­ers. The fed­eral gov­ern­ment doesn’t pro­vide the rev­enue for those jobs. Tax­ing the rich will have no ef­fect be­cause those jobs re­quire lo­cal tax rev­enue from Main Street busi­nesses, the mid­dle class. That’s why we have been buried as Vice Pres­i­dent Bi­den so suc­cinctly put it.

Many of the poor and mid­dle class peo­ple who de­pend on the rev­enue that small busi­nesses gen­er­ate are un­aware of just how pre­car­i­ous this trickle-down tax cri­sis has be­come. This in­cludes our em­ploy­ees, fam­i­lies, friends and neigh­bors as well as the po­lice, fire fight­ers and teach­ers who should be able to take it for granted that we will be able to continue to pro­vide a sus­tain­able rev­enue stream.

The only way for­ward is through the elec­tion of con­ser­va­tive minded men and women at ev­ery level of gov­ern­ment, from town coun­cil to pres­i­dent. Af­ter all these years since Rea­gan, gov­ern­ment still can’t solve the prob­lem be­cause gov­ern­ment still is the prob­lem.

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