Is there a reason why McCain is having such a difficult time making the argument that taxing small businesses will kill job growth? It is a well-known fact that the primary creator of jobs in America are the very same businesses which Barack Obama plans to tax (i.e. those generating profits > $250,000). Therefore, it would seem that a very simple argument to make by McCain is simply the following:
“While Senator Obama may not tax you directly, by taxing the small businesses and companies who employ you, you stand to suffer a potentially much worse fate in the form of salary cuts or even worse…the loss of your job altogether. My plan is to make sure that the small businesses and companies who pay your salary, provide health insurance for your families and help fund your 401Ks, are going to have the support they need to compete in today’s difficult economic climate. For Senator Obama to even suggest taxing the small businesses and high-growth companies who your salary and create jobs for this country is not only irresponsible, it’s suicidal.
Therefore, the question you face is simple: Do you want a President who is going to kill job growth by increasing taxes on small business and then hand those monies over to Nancy Pelosi to spend as she, Harry Reid, Barney Frank and the rest of the Democrats see fit? Or do you want a President who is going to do everything I can to make sure you keep your job, increase your salaries and solidifies this country’s standing as the world’s greatest economic superpower? That shouldn’t be a difficult decision to make.”