The percentage of small-business owners who would be affected by the expiration of Bush-era tax cuts is close to 9%, according to a survey by The Business Journals. Lawmakers have been putting that number at 3%. "This is a group that likes to feel in control, in charge," said one researcher. "They know how to run their businesses, and they work very hard. But the economy and health care reform has left them feeling uncertain. They are bathed in uncertainty."