Tax Increases on Small Businesses Will Be Paid by Their Customers.

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  1. Major B

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    In a previous thread, no one jumped to object or discuss. So, let's get specific. Increasing taxes on the upper middle class small business owners will not raise their tax bill. It will raise the costs for the poorest of people, and for those who need services that cannot be avoided, like appliance repair, heat and AC repair, electricians, and plumbers.


    As a good friend of mine put it--he owns and operates an appliance-repair business-- "Congress has to grunt and squeeze to get a tax increase, all I have to do to offset that increase on my business by 100% is to raise my price for a service call--heck, I can use it as an excuse to pad the top for me."

    Taxes on small business are paid by those who can least afford it.

     
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    I don't know how one can miss something like this.
     
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    This is true if they can pass on the additional cost and still be competitive. If their competitors choose not to pass on the increased cost they won't be able to do it. Most businesses aren't able to increase prices enough to cover the increased price of gasoline because if they tried to do that their business would go down.
     
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    Not just the customers, but the employees. The less capital a small business has to operate with, the less workman's comp he can pay, and the fewer employees he can hire.

    Everyone blames Walmart and other big business chains for forcing out the small businessman, but I think the real reason is that small business cannot get over the hump created by the government taxes and the state mandated high rates on workman's comp.

    I have owned a small business that I had to operate myself solely because of the tax and workers comp regs, and I could never grow big enough to meet the demands of these mandates with only me working. I am now working with a partner to build another small business and we are scratching our heads trying to figure out how we can hire the employees we need for it to grow, and still meet the demands of insurance and government taxes.

    And please dont tell me about all the govenment programs/loans. I have enough government involvement already.

    And Ken......it is not Bush's fault, so dont even try that. The Dems are the ones that think that every small business has an endless flow of money to operate with.

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  5. ReformedBaptist

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    I posted in another thread about this. Obama's tax policy is a nightmare.
     
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    More likely that more people with sellable skills will working under the table - electricians, plumbers . . . .
     
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    Sorry, but this simply is not true. Take my barber for example, for years he charged $12.00 for a hair cut. When gas prices in NC shot up to $4.00 per gallon he held his $12.00 price for as long as he could. Then he put a sign in the front window stating that as of June 1, 2008 all hair cuts would be $14.00. He has not lost a customer yet.
     
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    Interesting story, but I have to wonder how much of the price of a haircut is "gas money." I would think not much, unless this guy is a traveling cutter, or unless he is paying his customers for their gas to get there.
     
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    That may be true, but supposed a person got a haircut once every four weeks ( 13 x per year = $156)). Now with the increase he only gets a haircut every five weeks. (10 x per year = $140)
    If that were the case, Barney Barber would actually be loosing $16 a year per customer.
     
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    That is why I became my own barber. The price kept going up, but my wages did not.
     
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    Wow, does he use gas-operated shears on your head?

    Is his barber shop in a mini-van and he comes to your house?

    I am sorry, but this is the dumbest example I have ever seen posted on here.

    What in the world does gas prices have to do with the price of a haircut?

    I am a welder, and am currently trying to get a lawn care business going because the welding work has slowed down. There are plenty of folks wanting lawn care done, but they cant afford the higher rates needed to pay for fuel. Every piece of equipment we use is operated by a gas or deisel engine, and it costs money to even haul it , and it is costing us more every day.

    Your barber is lucky that his business doesnt rely on fuel to operate, and you should ask for your $2 back. As far as never losing a customer? Do you think we will all become long haired hippies if the price of a haircut goes to say $16? We have to have haircuts, but gas prices dont affect the price of one.

    Again, your post is one of the dumbest ones I have ever seen...even KenH, and Crabboy and the other leftwing libs have never posted anything as dumb as that.

    AJ
     
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