The CEO of Gorski Engineering Co., Jerry Gorski, was featured in a response video to President Barack Obama’s stop in Hatfield Township on Friday.
“This is Small Business in America,” created by House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) recalls a quote previously made by Obama regarding the tax code in the United States.
“What we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more,” said Obama in the video.
McCarthy takes issue with Obama's definition of "wealthy," attacking the president's proposal to raise taxes on small businesses and individuals earning more than $250,000 per year.
“This notion of $250,000 being the top two percent or the wealthy people in America ignores the way most small businesses work in America,” said Gorski, from his Perkiomen Township office.
As an S Corporation owner who employs 17, Gorski’s “taxes stand to increase if President Obama’s tax hike goes into effect,” according to McCarthy.
“We just went through a horrible climate,” Gorski. “We went through every bit of money that we set aside for a rainy day, but it’s been a long rainy day.
“And now our company has figured out how to survive in this economy and how to be successful in this economy, and the first thing we’re going to with any income that I have is tax it? That’s uncertainty.”
The video concludes with a message from McCarthy, telling the millions working for small business that “we’ve got your back.”