Seems administration officials are bound and determined to shrink the size of the private sector by penalizing those whom even the president identified as job creators:
ADMINISTRATION PRIORITIES EXPLAINED: Geithner: Taxes on ‘Small Business’ Must Rise So Government Doesn’t ‘Shrink.’ “When Ellmers finally told Geithner that ‘the point is we need jobs,’ he responded that the administration felt it had ‘no alternative’ but to raise taxes on small businesses because otherwise ‘you have to shrink the overall size of government programs’—including federal education spending.”
Does that mean the Treasury Secretary doesn’t believe in cutting the size of government, something his boss hinted at when he promised us a “net spending cut.” “Government,” the president said last September
. . . can’t create jobs to replace the millions that we lost in the recession, but it can create the conditions for small businesses to hire more people through steps like tax breaks. . . . Small businesses produce most of the new jobs in this country. They are the anchors of our Main Streets.
Do hope Mr. Obama takes Mr. Geithner to the woodshed to give him a refresher course on his policies.