A2: Small Business

Vicki Honeyman, owner of the shop Heavenly Metal in Ann Arbor, was interviewed for a report on American Public Media’s Markeplace, about the impact a two-month extension of the payroll tax break and unemployment benefits would have on small businesses: “All of the uncertainty in Washington is hard for small businesses because we’re at the bottom of the feeding pool. And all of these decisions, especially what affects us tax-wise, what allows us to either hire or lay off people or invest more money into our businesses, is so much determined by how Congress and the Senate votes.” [Source]