The economy has already taken a deep toll on small businesses across the country, especially right here in West Virginia. Because of economic conditions, I haven't been able to bring on any employees, so I run my tractor sales and service company alone. I've owned this company for about 50 years, so I've seen a lot. Small businesses have been closing down because they can't get ahead. Any additional financial strain on small businesses won't be good for either West Virginia's economy or the national economy.