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Despite 41 straight months of unemployment over 8 percent and sluggish job creation, the president this week proposed raising taxes on job creators across the country, including nearly one million small businesses employing approximately 25 percent of the US workforce. With 23 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, we need to be doing everything we can to make it easier for small businesses to create jobs. Hiking taxes on small business owners will only slow our economy further.