One of the first things candidate Joe Biden pledges to do when he gets into office is raise business taxes to 28%.
That scares me.
I see people overjoyed by this tax hike and I wonder why they are so happy. Don't they know that if businesses have to dish out more money in taxes, it means there is less money to pay wages? Don't they realize they are not going to get a raise because of the decrease in available funds? Don't they know that if it costs too much to do business in the United States, then businesses will go elsewhere and take their jobs with them? So, now where will they work?
The Little Guys
People think the tax hike is only going to affect large corporations that seemingly have an abundance of revenue and could stand to pay more. But, Biden's proposed tax increase affects businesses all across the board.
Think about the small mom and pop company that is barely making it in the local market. They are going to be affected just like all the other companies.
I run a small boutique real estate company and I currently pay out high commission splits with a tiny bit left over for me to keep the business afloat and put a small amount of change in my pocket. A tax increase would cut into the amount of commissions I am able to offer to agents because there would be less money available to pay them, less money to keep the business running, and of course, factor in the fact that I like to get paid too. I am a business owner and I struggle to pay bills like everyone else. This tax increase scares me because it means that I will have less income. And, if I have less income, using mathematical equations and fair accounting, so will everyone else in the company and that bothers me because I enjoy being able to offer higher than average commission splits.
So, when I see people jumping for joy because businesses will be taxed more, I look at it like this -- they are also jumping for joy that employees will be paid less, or at least, will not be getting a raise this year.
Oh, and employees can kiss that little end-of-year bonus check good-by, because that money is now slated to pay the company's higher income tax rate.
I'm just thinking out loud!
Today's Song: She Works Hard for the Money
Artist: Donna Summer
Writers: Michael Omartian, Summer Donna
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