Sen. Til­lis, help small busi­nesses like mine Bush vs. self-serv­ing former pres­i­dents

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With the econ­omy fi­nally re­cov­er­ing, I don’t want to go into a tail­spin again. The Health In­sur­ance Tax (HIT) will cause small busi­nesses to strug­gle, so Congress needs to de­lay it be­fore this ses­sion is out.

Un­less the HIT is sus­pended, small busi­nesses will likely have to of­fer plans with unimag­in­ably high de­ductibles, cut em­ploy­ees or shut down.

If enough busi­nesses do that, we’ll go right back to high un­em­ploy­ment and an­other re­ces­sion, and that’s not fair to any­one.

It’s also not right that large cor­po­ra­tions get breaks while small busi­nesses like my flower shop get the HIT. We’re all just try­ing to make a liv­ing and pro­vide ben­e­fits to our em­ploy­ees.

Sen. Thom Til­lis needs to vote to de­lay the HIT

In re­sponse to Keith Lar­son “No com­par­i­son be­tween Bush and you-know-who” (Dec. 5 Opin­ion):

I, too, was struck by the com­par­i­son be­tween Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush and you know who. But, I was also struck by the com­par­i­son be­tween a truly great man who served with great dis­tinc­tion and the two ego­tis­tic, nar­cis­sis­tic, self­serv­ing former pres­i­dents sit­ting in the pews.

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