We buy our goods and services from businesses, small to large, and they are the economic engine.
They invest their own money to expand and build their businesses in the hopes of making - yes, more profit.
This fuel actually replenishes itself by increasing the number of workers paying taxes into the system and businesses making profits that increase tax revenue.
So where are we now? Those who wanted to stick it to the rich have succeeded in raising their taxes. What do you think they will do now?
Well, they did not get rich by being stupid, and as a result of the last legislation, they will probably not use the funds they have been sitting on to expand.
They may be paying higher taxes, but I will be willing to bet that it will be on less income.
Besides, even if they paid 90 percent, it would not fund the government's runaway spending.
There is no way that less than 2 percent of Americans can pay the bills for the other 90 percent. Sounds good, but it is impossible.
Better call your senators and representatives and tell them since they got this wrong.
They had better cut government spending or the result may be that your car is left at the station.
Stutler, who lives in St. Albans, has been a tax preparer for 40 years.