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What’s holding back small businesses?

Here’s a chart from NYT breaking down what percent of small businesses cited each of these problems as their biggest challenge, going back to 1986:

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Besides weak demand as shown up in poor sales, uncertainties in tax issues and government regulations are small business’ biggest concerns.

Tax ticking time bomb

The Obama administration is pressing to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone with an income under $250,000 a year and to raise taxes on those above.

This so-called middle-income tax cut first sounds very fair, but until you look deep into it.  We know most small-business households earn more than $250k, and they are the main job creator of the US economy.  You simply don’t want to raise job-generator’s tax during time of huge economic uncertainties with very high unemployment.