Don't be fooled by the overheated rhetoric from our political leaders or, more predictably, the media; we're back to business as usual in Washington. And we can thank those political outsiders who demanded we do things differently.
The truth of the matter is that small business owners are far more concerned about improving economic conditions for the middle class -- a category virtually all their customers fall into and which 97 percent of them are part of, too.
Everyone is treated exactly the same. Everyone gets a one-year extension of the Bush tax cut on the first $250,000 of income. No "class warfare." Yet regressive Republicans want Americans to believe differently.
Any move to extend special breaks for income over a quarter of a million dollars a year is another giveaway for the richest Americans, and small business owners will pay the price as the middle class -- the bedrock of our customer base -- continues to disappear.
But alas, in the real world even the smallest business owner needs to realize that we are in a co-dependent relationship with office holders in our cities, counties, states and even at the head office in Washington, DC.