I know my opiinions mean little or nothing, but I was for letting all the tax cuts expire, I don't think it would have influenced business one way or the other. Admittedly as a conservative there are parts of that tax expiring that I would have hated .. one is the death tax ... IMO .. that is double taxation because you paid for those things you pass to your children with after tax dollars .. I see no reason to be taxing it again ... but I would rather have seen something permanent ... we can always go back and revisit things like that in better times ..
As I said .. it's in a way a chain .. . you can't remove the link of business, any more then you can remove the middle class .. one promotes the other ..