In an attempt to placate voters, President Obama signed into law the new $ 30 billion small business bill full of lending and tax credits, which he misleadingly calls tax cuts. This program will only provide some minor and temporary benefits to businesses and will hardly impact our much-needed economic recovery. Unlike politicians who only plan for the next election, businesses engage in long-term planning. The only sensible program would be to extend the Bush tax cuts for the long haul, so that businesses and higher income earners can invest. Unfortunately, our president is unwilling to pursue such a measure.