President Obama and Small Business Administrator Karen Mills held a round table discussion for small business owners at Taylor Gourmet in Washington, D.C. yesterday. During his visit to the sandwich shop, the President talked about his to-do list for Congress:
Before ordering a Spruce Street (roast turkey, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and sharp provolone), the President said:
"One of the items on that to-do list would be to provide tax breaks for companies like these that are hiring new employees or raising the wages and salaries of their existing employees. Either way, what that does is it gives them an incentive as they're expanding to say, 'Maybe we hire an extra two people. Maybe we hire an extra three people. Maybe we hire an extra ten people.'"
When the President returned to the White House, he sat down for lunch with leaders from Congress. On the menu? Some of the hoagies from Taylor and another example of why lawmakers should act to help boost the economy.
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