Small businesses have the option of absorbing taxes, or passing them on in the form of increased pries/fees. I own two small business, and I pass on every bit of taxation placed on my companies to the customers.
Big business, however, ALWAYS passes on the cost of taxes as an operating cost.
True Story: Over the last 10 years, two of my competitors decided not to do so in an effort to keep their charges lower than mine. One of them now works for me, and the other one for another of my competitors.
Suffice to say that I did nothing to force them out of business. I was able to afford better, more experienced employees, more of them, and better, more efficient, equipment to get the job done quicker. Essentially, we charged the same price when you consider that I was able to accomplish the same work with fewer people in less time. We're also able to work more than one job at a time.
...and if you're going to use the "Christian" argument, might I add that the ex-competitor who now works for me has been earning more money (from the first year he started) with me, than he ever made on his own. He's a skilled technician, just not a very good businessman.
Small business people get a bad rep from so many, especially the Left. Small business owners, are risk takers. We gamble, usually with our own money, that we can make things work. We employ people who can not, or will not take that risk themselves. Small business are taxed heavily, receive fewer, if any, tax breaks from local, state and fed governments, and create about 70% of the new jobs in this country.
We are friends to our employees, we know their families by name, we know their problems. We help when we can. We allow them time off to pick up the kids from school, or to have a birthday party. We feel the pain they feel when there is a loss in their lives. We know what the pay check they receive means to them, and we do what we can to assure that there will be another pay check next week.
We make hundreds of decision everyday, and we know those decision can affect the lives of everyone associated with the company.
Small businesses, if they are to survive, cannot absorb tax increases all the time. We have no choice but to "Spread it around".
Has anyone asked why it's OK for Obama to say he want's to redistribute income by "Spreading it around", but it's not OK for a small business owner to say that he's going to pass his taxes on to the public in the form of price increases, in an effort to "Spread it around"?
After all, Socialism is Socialism, right?
When Obama, or any politician tells you that they are going to increase taxes on business, and the wealthy, understand that it will be coming out of your pocket in one way or another. It's been said over and over, it's been argued, and denied, but it's still true. Taxes collected by any government agency are paid by individual citizens.