With the government drawing ever closer to hitting the debt ceiling, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew compared the country's situation to the challenges faced by some small-business owners. "As any small business person knows, if you're operating your business by relying on cash in the cash box to pay your daily bills, if your revenue is not adequate on a given day and you empty your cash box, you can't pay all your bills," he said. In this article, a number of small-business owners react to that analogy and share their thoughts.

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