The Hill: Jim Houser, End the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent

By Jim Houser, owner of Hawthorne Auto Clinic, Portland, and Co-chair of the Main Street Alliance of Oregon
The Hill, July 25, 2012

The Senate will vote today on a proposal that will extend Bush-era tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans, but end the extra breaks that are due to expire at the end of the year for the richest 2 percent only (on their take-home income beyond the first $250,000). As a small business owner – my wife and I own and operate an auto repair shop with a dozen employees – I’m all for it. Especially the part about ending extra breaks for the top 2 percent.

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