Congressman Jason Smith stopped in Cape Girardeau this week to visit two small businesses and discuss issues they are facing. First, he stopped at a UPS store and then visited Lazy L Safari. Both small businesses are locally owned and operated, and are involved in the community. Congressman Smith discussed his work on tax reform and how it could help small business owners. He says Small businesses create about half of all jobs in the U.S. but their tax rates are as high as 44.6%. Causing businesses spend more than $147 billion dollars each year just to file their tax returns. Smith says he is fighting for a fairer, flatter tax code that will allow families to run their small businesses without being taxed left and right by bureaucrats in Washington.