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The Greatness Of America Is Not The Buffoons In Office

Posted on | October 13, 2010 | 3 Comments

by Smitty

Avail yourself of a great post on what it means to be the small businessman. You know, somebody for whom mistakes mean consequences. A couple of teaser paragraphs:

For the umpteenth time this year I find myself in the middle of the night sweating out yet another payroll. The persistent numbers tallied on each side don’t work. If I pay myself I can’t pay rent. If I pay the supplier I can’t pay the taxes. If I pay the accountant, I can’t pay the utilities. On and on it goes and it didn’t used to be this way. My business is related to the construction industry and we’ve seen an 80% decrease in revenue while getting stuck with bills and loans and even advertising geared to the previous income.

My company used to pay the bills it had incurred and the bills of seven other families. Now, it can’t even pay the bills of the two of us left. I’ve done all I can to bring the expenses down: I’ve readjusted loans; I’ve sold equipment; I’ve dropped lines of work that were labor intensive; I’ve dropped phones no longer needed; I’ve used up as much of the paid for supplies as I had laying around the shop; I’ve done as much of the mechanic work as I could do myself, with the tools I have.

Read the whole thing.
I’ve met the author, and I’d be proud to work with him any day, irrespective of how badly the boobs in Washington have trashed the economy.


3 Responses to “The Greatness Of America Is Not The Buffoons In Office”

  1. T.L. Davis
    October 13th, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    Thank you for the link and the kind words.

  2. Barney Frank
    October 13th, 2010 @ 11:21 am

    My opponent is clearly homophobic.

    What else could be the explanation for this.