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GOP's new tax plan is 'a real hard sell' for local small businesses

GOP's new tax plan is 'a real hard sell' for local small businesses

There’s a saying about government and entrepreneurs that goes like this: “Politicians love small business until it wants something.”

Well, many small-business owners definitely crave more than they seem to be getting out of the sweeping tax proposals emerging from congressional lawmakers. Although this week’s Senate version is more palatable than the House’s recently revealed version, area entrepreneurs aren’t exactly jumping for joy about all of the government’s ideas.

You can’t blame them for being vexed and worried.

Topping the concerns is the baffling possibility that a typical small business could end up paying the same or higher taxes than it currently does, should...

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