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Tue., June 11, 2013

Taxes sinking businesses

Shawn Vestal’s June 1 article, “Tax hike hyperbole doesn’t stand up,” sounds like the usual liberal government spin. “It’s only X,” they say. “What’s the big deal?” The big deal is those small-business people are just trying to keep their heads above water – just treading water – putting food on the table or a child through school.

Then along comes the government, saying: “Here’s a rock. Put it in your pocket, but keep treading water.” This is the same government that charges us each year to exist; charges us each year for their own inspections; charges us each year if we try to hire young people, and so on and so on.

Before you know it, too many rocks. Should we cut the help and try to work harder to keep our heads above water?

I’ve got an idea. How about Sir Shawn holds some of those rocks as he stands on solid ground, critiquing our efforts to keep our heads above the water.

Emery Wold

Spokane



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