Republicans warn Democrats' proposed tax hikes 'capitalizing on attacking small businesses'
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Republican lawmakers during a GOP roundtable Tuesday condemned Democratic efforts to increase taxes on business, accusing them of "capitalizing on attacking small businesses."
The lawmakers accused the federal government of actively working against small businesses and smothering them through social programs that disincentivize workers.
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Oklahoma Republican Rep. Kevin Hern told small business owners present at the roundtable: "Your biggest competitor, unfortunately, today is the federal government."