Is the White House Disregarding Small Business?

  Government, Politics and the Economy Small Business: The White House is Deaf to Our Needs President Obama's decision to cut off aid to small business lender CIT Group is just the latest in a string of decisions that demonstrate Obama's indifference to small business. WSJ.com Shlaes: Look to Reagan for a Way Out of the Recession Bloomberg columnist Amity Shlaes suggests that with the similarity between the current recession and the economic woes of the early 1980s, the solution to those woes, lower taxes and higher interest rates, is worth looking at today. Bloomberg.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Healthcare Declared an Economic Issue

  Government, Politics and the Economy Congress Takes on Healthcare Congressional Democrats have set out to realize a goal that has eluded presidents and lawmakers for the past 60 years: an overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system. Bloomberg.com White House: Healthcare is an Economic Issue According to some in Washington, the tax-free benefits that Americans now enjoy offer American workers too much free or low-cost access to too many healthcare services, and that is why healthcare is so expensive. Breitbart.com/AP Management, Taxes and Financial Issues [Read Full Article]


White House: Expect Zero Job Growth, Stricter Anti-Trust Enforcement

  Government and Economy White House Predicts Zero Job Growth This Year Christina Romer, Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, expects the GDP to begin growing in the fourth quarter of this year, but she also expects unemployment to rise after the economy turns, saying the GDP must grow at 2.5% before unemployment improves. NYTimes.com Intense Bargaining Earns Banks Stress Test Concessions After two weeks of intense negotiations, the Fed scaled back the size of the capital hole facing some of the nation's biggest banks shortly before concluding its stress tests, using a measurement of bank-capital levels that resulted in much smaller capital... [Read Full Article]