Thursday, December 20, 2012

Charlotte small-business owners urge tax reform

Several small business owners from the Charlotte area are among hundreds who have signed two separate letters to President Obama and Congress urging tax reform.

The letters, both listed as having more than 600 signatures, were sent by the American Sustainable Business Council, Business for Shared Prosperity and the Main Street Alliance. Business for Shared Prosperity is still collecting signatures on its website.

One letter voices support for ending the Bush-era tax cuts for families with income over $250,000. That letter states, in part, that “huge tax cuts for the richest Americans have not trickled down to increase small- and medium-sized business investment, broad based consumer purchasing power or job creation...” Signatures listed include Andrew Chesley of Chesley Morgan Consulting LLC in Concord, and Charlotte-based Roberta Dees, investor; Karin Kish of Growing Love Project, Carole McLeod of Advantage Waste, and Thomas Swanson, small business owner.

The other letter calls for corporate tax reform “that is fair and provides sufficient revenue for the public services and infrastructure that underpin our economy.

“…In our current two-tier corporate tax system, some profitable U.S. corporations pay taxes while others pay little or none – using aggressive accounting manipulation to disguise U.S. profits as foreign profits to avoid taxes.” Listed signatures for that letter include Swanson, and Sally Thomas, retired, tour business.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Only mindless right wing zombies still believe that long ago disproven trickle down nonsense.

It is amazing how many members of the class that is being crushed by those "job creators" are still buying into the propaganda that ever more wealth for fewer and fewer people is what makes America great.

TexGirl said...

So of course the only solution is to take even more money from those who earned it and give it to those who didn't.

kantstanzya said...

Push an agenda much?

You found "several" Charlotte small business owners and 600 from around the country who agree to higher taxes and more spending and apparently to "please sir may have another" on their own personal taxes....and probably self flagellation as well.

The surveys and polls I have seen from the country's 26 MILLION small businesses show they are indeed overwhelming in favor of tax reform...by REDUCING them.

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