Perkiomen Business Profiled in GOP Response to Obama's Montco Visit

Jerry Gorski of Gorski Engineering responds to the President Obama's comments regarding a potential tax hike.


The CEO of Gorski Engineering Co., Jerry Gorski, was featured in a response video to President Barack Obama’s stop in Hatfield Township on Friday.

“This is Small Business in America,” created by House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) recalls a quote previously made by Obama regarding the tax code in the United States.

“What we then do is ask for the wealthy to pay a little bit more,” said Obama in the video.

McCarthy takes issue with Obama's definition of "wealthy," attacking the president's proposal to raise taxes on small businesses and individuals earning more than $250,000 per year.

“This notion of $250,000 being the top two percent or the wealthy people in America ignores the way most small businesses work in America,” said Gorski, from his Perkiomen Township office.

As an S Corporation owner who employs 17, Gorski’s “taxes stand to increase if President Obama’s tax hike goes into effect,” according to McCarthy.

“We just went through a horrible climate,” Gorski. “We went through every bit of money that we set aside for a rainy day, but it’s been a long rainy day.

“And now our company has figured out how to survive in this economy and how to be successful in this economy, and the first thing we’re going to with any income that I have is tax it?  That’s uncertainty.”

The video concludes with a message from McCarthy, telling the millions working for small business that “we’ve got your back.”

Charles Steinberger December 01, 2012 at 04:48 PM
First lets get real Mr Gorskis statement that his taxes will go up means he make over 250000 (good for him) In his statement of going thru tough times he forgot to mention how he did this or if his own person income changed in actual dollars. If he had no loss of pay then please don't use the we statement. Money set aside for tough times would be a waste if it were never used. Finally how much business does Gorski get from government contracts that the government needs money to pay for. When the no tax increase agreement was first signed the tax on over 100000 was 62% I think most rational Americans would agree with that today on say all income over 500000. There was no agreement to not lower taxes and when taxes were lowered below a reasonable amount Reagan raised them. One more argument to debunk if taxes had remained at the 62% we would have such a surplus That single payer healthcare would be paid for for the next 200 years How would that have been to pass onto our children. So the next time you hear we are passing the costs onto our kids then remember that the top 2% makes 80% of the wealth and should have their taxes increased to show that differential and not pass costs on to our kids.
p bresn December 02, 2012 at 12:41 AM
give me a break gorski.......give me a break.......pay your dues and stop crying.........
henry eroh December 02, 2012 at 06:25 AM
they need to tar and feather the higher ups in our gov- with all the perks and salaries they get- how about reducing all of their monies and perks they get- that would eliminate alot of waste and such- pay their own ins- use their own cars- pay their own medical- look at what it costs to run one ship or fly us 1 aircraft- cut back on perks given to capts of these ships- our country will never come out of debt- knock off welfare to the thieves to lazy to work and such
Norman Hunsberger December 02, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Hey bresn, Are you paying your fair share in taxes.
Jack Minster December 06, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Unlike corporations, business profits flow through to owners. Owners pay taxes on their small businesses by adding profits to their income tax forms. Therefore, personal income taxes are the same thing as small business taxes. The Obama-Biden plan to raise the top two marginal income tax rates (from 33 and 35 percent today to 36 and 39.6 percent, respectively) is a hike in America’s small business tax rate. Per the IRS, most small business profits face taxation in households making more than $200,000 per year. The IRS keeps track of two types of small business income: sole proprietors, and “pass-through” entities like partnerships and S-corps. There are 30 million tax returns reporting small business income. Owners report business profits of $590 billion. $477 billion faced taxation in households making more than $200,000 a year. Why is unemployment so high under Obama compared to past recoveries? Add to this Obamacare’s 3.8 percent small business surtax which hits automatically regardless of new income tax rates. Small biz owners will literally be working their butts off from New Year's to summer for Uncle Sam. This will lead to hiring freezes and layoffs, guaranteed. When this Chicago politician directly attacks our 1+ million risk-taking visionaries who cautiously buy new equipment & hire, does he expect them to just absorb these huge financial hits? Yes. But will they? No. Everybody loses. Unemployment rises. Economy tanks. Kudos to Jerry for speaking up.


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