Video: Small Business Commentary From Santa Claus

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Today is a happy day, and I am enjoying celebrating the season with my family. Santa was generous, blessing my children with all things Kinect and American Girl, not to mention the baby boy whose birth I celebrate today.

But the news is not all good from the North Pole, particularly as it concerns Santa’s toy business. (Someone has to pay all those elf salaries, right?) In this video (1:37), Santa laments the complicated tax code. As a toy manufacturer, he could have also thrown in CPSIA, which surely decreased the number of artisanal handmade toys he was able to give this year.

But Santa is tenacious, and like all small and independent business owners, he didn’t let the overregulation from Washington get in the way of the holiday. I’m looking forward to connecting with lawmakers and regulators in 2011 to work toward ensuring that the voice of the INDIE is heard and acknowledged in 2011. After all, pointing out the problems is not enough. We must continue to rise up and make one collective voice heard. It’s not easy, but you, me and Santa are getting through it together.

Question: I’m up to the challenge. Are you

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