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By the time the state tax, irs, insurance co. workman's comp, unemployment tax, accountant and inspectors get thru with you in this country you will have to get $1000 a piece to print little hearts on a coffee mug. And if you try to hide the income they will eventually find out (The later the worst) and ruin your whole life forever and ever. And not care one tiny bit about you and your so called home business. You done fell asleep and woke up in Nazi Germany my friend. Complete with Gestapo Headquarters, Gov Robot Goons, and the Hitler Youth Movement.
Home business? Right! Not here, not anymore.
As a small business owner in the state of PA, I must say that all of the "compliance" tasks associated with doing business, have in many ways become "obstacles" to doing business. Hence, the arena for start up businesses has shrunk drastically. In addition to the time consuming sales, unemployment taxes, etc., there are numerous compliance issues with environmental, safety, ADA and other "hidden" requirements that many people hoping to start a business would not be aware of. Just to cite an example, public swimming pools now have to have a lift for handicapped, which typically costs $10,000. And, most people will tell you it is never used and often proves an additional liability because of kids trying to play on it, so it becomes another area of oversight. Not to mention, if someone needs that type of assistance getting into a pool, then I would question whether or not they should be swimming without assistance in the first place.
All that said, being in business is NOT for the faint of heart. I work another job outside of my business in order to provide myself income, and in order to ensure there is enough money to go back into the business for upgrades, repairs, and other necessary costs, etc. Being in business used to mean being your own boss. It is far from that, and anyone who thinks otherwise has a great deal to learn...
Obama and the socalist party will hunt you guys down and destroy you!! There was a start up in Michigan that offered child care and the Forced all day care workers to join a union!! Thus pricing themselves out of business.
The socalist democratic party is about a strong central government where the government controls everything and personal successes is not allowed!! Innovation is not allowed ! They want to force everybody to live in the confines of the city and ride the bus and go to your government sponsered union controlled job. work your 9 to 5 and get promoted for seniority, (for showing up) not on personal accomplishments.
Greece, Italy, Portugal, spain and the UK are just a few of the countries that have given the government the power to "do somthing"! We all know what has happened there and as most socialist countries very few are brought up in society but to keep us all equal most people are brought down to the lowest levels!!!
The old free market people salute you for going out and doing it yourself, but as the leader of the once free world said if you have a business you did not build it. It belongs to the people not you!! Obama and the socalist party cringe everytime someone claims personal success that bypassed (was missed) by his transformation regulations.
One of America’s first really successful entrepreneurs was Sam Walton. For the benefit of those too young to know (or care) who Sam was, he was the founder of Wal Mart. He encouraged his buyers to buy American products, whenever possible. That man had character, something that is sorely missed & lacking in the current political & business environment in America. Now, it seems to be a race to the bottom. If you think about it, the rest of America has followed the global path of cheap labor & inferior products, mainly from China, that his successors initiated shortly after Sam’s death. Sam would have fiercely discouraged this new tactic for the sole benefit of corporate profit, but without his presence, there was nothing holding it back. The demise of Wal Mart’s soul began shortly after Sam Walton died.
It’s good to see that someone else recognizes & remembers one of the true entrepreneurs of American business.
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