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Vintage Vinyl Owner Among Small Business Leaders At White House Meeting

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The owner of Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis was one of 15 small business owners who met with President Obama today.

Lew Prince is a member of Business for Shared Prosperity, an organization that is pushing Congress to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the top two percent.

Prince says the meeting at the White House this afternoon was unusual because no one was asking for anything for themselves.

“These were small businesses that were in the room because they thought tax cuts for the wealthy do not stimulate the economy and that long-term tax reform and tax planning was the way to solve the debt crisis.”

Prince says the group wants to see Bush-era tax cuts for middle-income earners continued.

He says that $2,000 to $3,000 a year makes a difference to families and gets spent in communities.

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Maria is the newscast, business and education editor for St. Louis Public Radio.