Tag: "Small Business"

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.” […]

A "Blame the Wealthy" Budget Speech

According to President Obama, the Bush tax cuts, in particular the ones that went to the the wealthiest 2 percent of taxpayers, are to blame for the budget mess that we're in.  This statement comes as no surprise; in 2009, President Obama threatened to raise taxes on the wealthiest 2 percent by allowing their lower tax […]

Businesses Speak Out Today in a Letter Worth Reading

Today, several business groups, representing the spectrum of large to small enterprises across America, are convening in Washington to present their case.  A highlight of the summit is a letter written by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that is being presented to the President (See ” FOR LAYOUT – Open_Letter- 7 12 10.pdf?BP=IE&LOC=en_US&CUS=64b295f11e9e6c402b22f65989ef84df&CDS=4C3D49A7-0917-28BB03″>Jobs for Ame dating […]

Are Looming Taxes Scaring Small Business?

According to the latest ADP jobs survey for June, the private sector's contribution to the job market is smaller than expected. (See the WSJ article, “,”)  Yep, looking at the bare-bones private sector, minus Census jobs (which do quite well of padding the employment numbers), the results are somewhat troubling.   Large and medium-sized businesses have added jobs, […]

In the Credit Department, Small Businesses are Suffering

An interesting tidbit for today's blog: An article appeared in today's Wall Street Journal that does not bode well for small businesses. (See Emily Maltby's “”) Fear of another banking crisis, complicated SBA loans, and what banks feel is pressure from regulators no nasal polyps treatment t to lend (among other factors) has put small business in a […]

The Incredible Shrinking Business or…the Effect of the Health Care Tax Credit

It just so happens that oddities are not only found at the circus.  Under ObamaCare, a variety of puzzling disincentives exist pertaining to its requirements and their effect on small businesses.  (For more information on how it works, read the new NCPA publication, Obama's Tax on Job Creation.) First, businesses with 50 or more workers […]