VT - you're dead wrong. All small business owners will in the end be effected. Even employing a few #$%$ full time employees makes an own with a gross income level above the 250K being proposed. You liberals are pathetic. You have no concept of the debt nor what it will take to pay it off. It will take ALL citizens paying taxes, including your 49%, and a fundamental rethinking what government does to succeed. There will have to be entire departments cut, and more than one.