Republicans are too busy going on and on about socialism because they are stuck to their position that the government should "just do nothing and let the free market work itself out"? I think that's great, because that is insane. Won't win any elections talking nonsense like that. They do this because they don't even want to fix the mess we are in. Last year, they didn't even acknowledge we had a problem. When they couldn't lie/deny anymore, they tried to blame it on the Democrats. And the only blame they accept is when they say, "George Bush worked with the democrats too much". Yea, that was his problem. Totally ignore all the crap he and Tom Delay did from 2000-2006. Anyways, Obama's plan is a good start, but it doesn't do enough for small business. That's what they are saying: NFIB.com - The Voice of Small Business: Where's the Help for Small Businesses? Republicans, you can stay out of this conversation. We know what you think we should do. We tried it your way for 8 years. It is our turn. And give it some time before you say it is a failure. We let you lose in Iraq for 3 years before we started second guessing you. All across America these past few weeks, in media outlets large and small, you've been hearing and reading stories about the significant challenges small business owners face as the recession hits the single largest sector of our economy. Small business owners are hunkering down, worrying about sales, cutting back on investment and growth plans, and even beginning to cut jobs. These stories reflect anxiety in many towns, not only because small businesses are the major source of new jobs, but they're also the lifeblood of their communities. Small business owners support local charities, community groups, youth sports, television, radio, newspapers and more. But have you heard anything about what Congress is providing for small businesses in the current economic stimulus package being debated in Washington? Unfortunately, the answer is, "No." A new Gallup poll suggests what many business owners are hearing from their customers--a strong majority of Americans want Congress to pass some form of stimulus. But they have severe doubts about the measures currently being considered to boost the economy. But when it comes right down to it, the current stimulus plan just doesn't contain much to help small employers provide the spark needed to restart America's economy. Certainly, some initiatives are a step in the right direction. The proposal includes an extension of increased small business expensing for 2009, relief from the Alternative Minimum Tax, and support for Small Business Administration lending programs. These provisions are a good start, but in the current economic climate, it's simply not enough. Entrepreneurs need significant incentives for the investments necessary to fuel an economic recovery. These incentives must be coupled with significant short-term tax relief to help small businesses and their employees through the current economic crisis, and then build a sustained recovery in the future. To do that, Congress needs to focus on policies that reflect what small business owners and their employees actually need, as well as solutions that keep jobs here today, and create new jobs for tomorrow. The best way to inject immediate cash into our economy would be a six-month payroll tax holiday for both small business owners and their employees. Payroll taxes are often the highest taxes paid by both groups, so this relief will provide real help.