As a small business owner, I am well aware of the challenges of meeting payroll. There are times when I do not write a paycheck to myself in order to make sure my employees get paid and the account balance remains in the black. I also recognize that the taxes I pay and the permits I need to obtain are part of working in a functioning regulated capitalist system. Without taxes, I would not have the infrastructure to obtain the inputs to my farm nor the ability to distribute my product. I also firmly believe in a public education system to foster our next round of business leaders as well as high quality workers. Creating jobs is hard work. Government should be able to augment the process, not hinder it.