What do Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, business tycoon Warren Buffett, Dallas Mavericks billionaire owner Mark Cuban, and movie star Brad Pitt have in common? Each man is a high profile capitalist asserting that American capitalism propagates greed while government redistribution of wealth produces justice.
It’s no secret that the most elusive prey in Washington these days is the long-lost, newly created American job.
For some time, we have been saying that Americans are concerned with the overly burdensome and stifling regulations coming from unelected bureaucrats in government agencies more concerned with rewarding special interests than facilitating job creation. This week, two separate polls revealed that voters believe government is getting in the way of business and that there is wide-spread opposition to the actions of the Obama Administration’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
The finger wagger in chief, in too many ways to count, has permanently forfeited his moral authority.
President Obama’s speech on Thursday night bordered on parody.
The only tax increase that’s going to save us is one that comes from a vibrant, job-creating private sector that’s growing government revenues because the economy is healthy. Unless Obama takes his foot of the neck of energy, this economy is going to sputter.
Just a few short weeks ago, the Washington metropolitan area was preparing for Hurricane Irene and the strong winds and rainfall accompanying the storm. Most parents and homeowners were running around town picking up batteries, buying flashlights and purchasing water in the event there were significant disruptions in power.
Eric Cantor plans to go on offense for job creation when the House convenes for business after Labor Day. In a memo to Republican members yesterday, Majority Leader Cantor outlined a strategy to reduce the tax burden on small business owners and repeal ten regulations that increase cost and stifle job creation.
Thanks to Illinois governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois legislature Illinois Loses Most Jobs in the Nation.
As recent economic news has demonstrated, the road to recovery for our nation will be long and precarious. With extended debate on measures to eliminate debt as foreign governments deal with solvency issues, the markets have been extremely volatile, all of which has greatly impacted our economy.
Every expansion of big government starts with a lofty, often inspiring goal. Politicians and interest groups identify a problem, and in turn, identify a corresponding government solution. Of course, more often than not, those solutions fail – or even worse, cause further harm.
Politicians love to extol the virtues of small business and praise the entrepreneurs who take risks to create jobs – when it's politically expedient for them to do so. But when the political winds change, the political establishment is quick to take to the airwaves to vilify small business owners for being profitable, dubbing them "millionaires" and calling for an increase in their taxes.
"In a presidential straw poll conducted at the Western Conservative Summit Perry came in second to Herman Cain, but since the politically inexperienced Cain won't win the nomination, Perry's finish demonstrates strength among at least some conservatives."
The demonstrably false party line being peddled by President Obama and the Democrats in the budget battle is that tax increases must be a large part of the deal because corporations and the rich don't pay their fair share.
Last week, when asked about the controversy surrounding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) complaint against the Boeing Company for building a facility in the right-to-work state of South Carolina, President Obama responded that the regulatory agency was "independent." And while that’s what is stated on the NLRB’s Web site, nothing could be further from the truth.
At first he didn't want to do any national media, preferring to focus on Florida issues. He didn't make his maiden speech on the Senate floor until June 14, five months after being sworn-in.
President Obama recently touted his credentials as a job creator, highlighting the 49% increase in foreign investment experienced by the U.S. in 2010. Unfortunately, the $194 billion invested in the country by foreigners falls substantially short of the $328 billion figure seen in 2008.
This past year we enjoyed the short lived FOX police drama, Chicago Code. However, we didn't expect to watch its sequel as a reality horror show on the nightly news.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is changing the story for America’s businesses and right-to-work states through a series of decisions that represent a new level of activism and extremism unseen in past “independent” agencies.
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to issue a complaint regarding the Boeing facility in South Carolina is a poorly veiled act of revenge against a company that refused to let Big Labor bosses decide its future.
As I spend time with constituents and small business owners during National Small Business Week, I'm dismayed to hear about the daunting challenge that lies ahead for many of these entrepreneurs who desperately want to hire more employees, but aren’t confident enough in the economy to do so.
From my position as a Member of Congress...the message from our hearings, job forums, and constituent letters is loud and clear: overreaching regulations are preventing entrepreneurs from fueling economic growth and creating much-needed jobs.
While Cain is not a candidate for president yet- he’s still in the exploratory stage- Cain already has a program that he thinks can put Americans back to work while getting rid of the reckless and wasteful spending in Washington. In doing so, Cain hopes to start a revival of American business that will create real, high-paying jobs.
I can't think of any single act of government that creates more inequality than the lottery—at least per dollar raised and spent.
As the nation seriously examines the role of government and the extent to which we should increase the debt as opposed to cutting spending, the President this past week submitted his financial blueprint for the nation in his budget.