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  •  I hope that more small businessmen realize this (11+ / 0-)

    If the GOP does something to help your business, it's by accident, or a sop to buy your support. The real purpose, always and eternally, is to make the obscenely wealthy XXX wealthy.

    Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

    by blue aardvark on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 03:16:15 PM PST

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    •  The GOP also hurts my customers (7+ / 0-)

      Let's say the GOP really does do something to "help" us. Maybe it's a tax cut, or they slashed a frustrating regulation. The burden of that nearly always falls on the backs of the middle class, precisely the people we need as our customers. Every dollar out of their pocket, every job lost, is one fewer customer of ours.

      So even putting aside the moral case of helping each other. (Which, for me, is sufficient, but not sufficient to many of my rugged individualist peers.) It makes absolutely no business sense to impoverish your customers.

      I would rather double my revenue than get a 5% tax cut. That's called arithmetic.

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