June 27th, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement responding to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's proposal to increase taxes on small businesses:
"Rather than 'shrink the overall size of government programs', Treasury Secretary Geithner wants to raise taxes on small businesses, as if the reason the deficit has skyrocketed to $1.5 trillion is because tax rates were too low. It is not.
"The deficit has skyrocketed because spending has increased by more than $1 trillion since 2007. The other $400 billion of the increase in the deficit was because of slower economic growth and millions of lost jobs, which decreased revenue. Tax rates are pretty much the same they were before the recession.
"That means three-quarters of the solution to balancing the budget are spending cuts. The other 25 percent of the solution is to grow the economy and create millions of jobs, which will not occur by raising taxes on small business job creators."
"Debt Cannot Be Paid With Tax Hikes," By Robert Romano, ALG Senior Editor, June 24th, 2011 at http://blog.getliberty.org/default.asp?display=3447 .