UTICA — Because he considers small business to be the backbone of the economy, senatorial candidate Josh Mandel visited one of the most successful in the area on Tuesday — the Velvet Ice Cream Company.
He toured the production facility, talked with workers, and greeted and chatted with guests in the ice cream shop.
Mandel then talked with reporters about his plans to help small business. He said one of his priorities is to help create a better economic environment to grow small business and create jobs.
“One thing that needs to be done,” he said, “is to simplify the tax code. It’s way too complicated for small businesses and families in general. We need lower rates especially for the middle class and one that is more simple for small business and families.”
“Another issue holding back small business is regulations,” he said. “We need to inject some common sense in the regulations that come out of Washington [D.C.]. Small businesses shouldn’t have to hire tax advisors and lawyers to navigate all the layers and layers of regulations and rules. That puts our businesses at a disadvantage in the global marketplace.”
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