Small Biz, Big Voice

Entrepreneurs are urged to work the phones in support of the Administration's tax-cut package

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When the Bush Administration welcomed entrepreneurs to Washington's annual celebration of National Small Business Week, which began May 6, it also asked them to do a little lobbying. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, who met with a delegation of small-business owners on May 7 to detail the benefits that would come their way under the President's tax-cut proposal, also urged them to call their elected representatives and press for the Administration's income-tax blueprint, which would cut the top rate from 39.6% to 33%.

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