A Surtax on Small Business

  Government, Politics and the Economy Zuckerman: The Economy is Even Worse Than We Think With unemployment numbers undermining confidence that we might be nearing the bottom of the recession, what can be seen is already disconcerting enough, but the inside numbers are just as bad. WSJ.com A Surtax on Small Business As the first year of the administration unfolds, it is becoming clear that Obama Democrats have chosen income redistribution over job creation and economic growth. WSJ.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Why is America Still Not Hiring?

  Government, Politics and the Economy Why Is America Still Not Hiring? With the release of two pieces of important employment data, we see that employers are simply not hiring, showing only on up month out of the last eight even with the economic picture improving. Why? CNBC.com Job Cuts Top 467K in June – Unemployment Now at 9.5% Unemployment reached a 26-year high in June at 95% as US employers cut a larger-than-expected 467,000 jobs, suggesting a tough road to economic recovery. BusinessWeek.com Management and Operations ... [Read Full Article]


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  Government, Politics and the Economy Build America Bonds Signal Lower Appeal of Municipal Debt Barack Obama may be the worst thing that ever happened to tax-exempt bonds, but states and municipalities are loving his Build America Bonds, at least so far. Bloomberg.com Experts: Economy is Going to Improve Sure, the US economy may have contracted sharply in the first quarter, but according to some economists, there are sunnier skies are on the horizon. FoxNews.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Even with E-Verify, the ICE-man Cometh

On the illegal immigration front, there are two things that you, the small business owner, need to understand. The first is that even if you live in a state that mandates the use of the federal E-Verify program to check job applicants’ immigration status, and you use it religiously and without fail, it won’t save your company from being raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The reason for this is the second thing you need to understand about the centerpiece of US immigration enforcement: E-Verify doesn’t detect identity theft, a fact that has led to an explosion of—you guessed it—identity theft among illegal aliens.  /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:wid... [Read Full Article]


Illegal Immigration: More Businesses are Paying the Price

One of the things that the Federal Government is supposed to do is control immigration and over the last couple of years a great deal of hot air (let’s hope it wasn’t greenhouse gases) has come out of Washington on the subject. However, aside from a mix of photo-op posturing, disingenuous calls for action and whining platitudes, very little was accomplished other than tweaking the vocabulary to turn “illegal alien” into the more PC-compatible “undocumented worker.” I am sorry to say this Nancy, Harry, Ted, Gavin; these people are not"undocumented workers" they are, in point of fact, “illegal aliens.” They came into the country illegally, they are working illegally; they are criminals and now, in an effort to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) off their trail, they are making things worse by stealing the identities of American citizens! Well, if the C... [Read Full Article]