Tag: "Small Business"

Here We Go Again…the State of the Union

It’s that time again.  For those of you who missed the SOTU last night, here are a few highlights of some eyebrow-raising claims and questionable statements: “Upward mobility has remained stagnant…” If the meaning is that upward mobility has not changed, the president is correct.  But the term “stagnant” is normally associated with something that is negatively stubborn, such as […]

Even Jay Leno Recognizes the Tax Burden on Small Business!

I guess the current business climate is worse than I thought.  From Newsbusters on how to close Guantanamo Bay.  

The QE3 Is Sinking and We’re Just Rearranging the Deck Chairs

cheap soft viagra I could spend this blog post crowing about the Fed’s recent decision to print more money (er…uh…quantitative easing round three or QE3, as it is termed), but since I have found that I am not alone in my doubts about its effect on the economy, I will instead share links to others […]

Earth to Congress: The Fed Can't Fix This

Today's highlighted the often-ignored plight of the U.S. fiscal cliff . Beginning in January 2013, $1.2 trillion of automatic, across-the-board cuts in discretionary spending will take place over 10 years, as directed by the congressonional “supercommittee” last November (yawn…remember them?). Of course, there is still time for Congress and take a serious look at what […]

8.2% and Holding…

Just like this summer's heatwave – constant and unrelenting – so are the unemployment numbers. Nothing much has changed, except th how to use ipad for business at the U-6 unemployment rate (remember those discouraged workers?) has ticked up a bit from 14.8 percent in May to 14.9 percent in June. Also, the teenage unemployment […]

Department of Labor Farm Regulations are Full of Bull

It is bad enough that the teenage unemployment rate is the highest among the age groups. But according to the Daily Caller, the Depar tment of Labor has proposed regulations that will essentially destroy a generation of potential future farmers. The proposed new rules would prohibit children under the age of 18 from performing most […]

The Real War on Women…It’s Not What You Think

I hate to use the term “war on women.” It is inflammatory and seems to imply that there is a movement about to systematically strip women of their accomplishments and status in American society and drop them off at Gitmo. But because the politician Grow Taller For Dummies Affiliate Makes $2987.03 In 29 Days s […]

Proposed Home Baker Rules are Half-Baked

An outrageous story from my state of Texas, which normally touts itself as being business-friendly: The state’s Cottage Food Law requires home bakers who sell their products to label their goods with name, address and a statement that the products were made in a kitchen not inspected by health authorities (obviously). But now the state’s […]

The Obligation of Business

Back in February, President Obama let businesses know what he thought. In a radio address rebuke he said, “If we make America the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark in America. They should se t up shop here, and hire our workers, and pay decent wages and invest in the future […]

For Lincoln and Lemonade Too: Punishing Entrepreneurship

When Upton Sinclair pennedThe Jungle, he intended to paint a grotesque picture of the conditions in which the working class lived. Instead, readers saw a grotesque picture of the meatpacking industry and supported reform, which became the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. His retort: “I aimed at the heart and hit the stomach.” […]