Here are excerpts from a real American businessman’s letter to Obama. He is Corey Miller, a 54 year old high school graduate who started a water well drilling company when he was 29. There are millions of other entrepreneurs out there who can identify with Corey; two of them are in my family.
Entrepreneurship is the heartbeat of our economy. Liberal, conservative, or whatever - Obama’s policies amount to just plain bad economics.
You see, Mr. Obama, I’m the guy you intend to raise taxes on. I’m the guy who has spent 25 years toiling and sweating, fretting and fighting, stressing and risking, to build a business and get ahead. I’m the guy who has been on the very edge of bankruptcy more than a dozen times over the last 25 years, and all the while creating more and more jobs for East Texans who didn’t want to take a risk, and would not demand from themselves what I have demanded from myself. I’m the guy you characterize as “the Americans who can afford it the most” that you believe should be taxed more to provide income redistribution “to spread the wealth” to those who have never toiled, sweated, fretted, fought, stressed, or risked anything.