BSP In the News
- The Hill: Frank Knapp, Small business opposes multinational corporations' tax avoidance
- Minimum Wage News at our BUSINESS FOR A FAIR MINIMUM WAGE website
- The Hill: Report: Taxpayers shoulder burden for offshore tax haven use
- Paramus Post (NJ): Offshore Tax Havens Cost Average Taxpayer $1,026 a Year, Small Businesses $3,067
- U.S. PIRG, Sen. Levin, Small Business Leaders Release "Picking up the Tab 2013: Average Citizens and Small Business Owners Pay the Price for Offshore Tax Havens"
- American Forum: Scott Klinger, Half Time at the Federal Budget Super Bowl
- Philadelphia Daily News: Talking Small Biz
- Triple Pundit: Don’t Blame Google and Starbucks For Minimizing Tax Bills
- Roll Call: Time for Plan C - Close the Floodgates on Corporate Tax Dodging
- CFO: Small Biz, the Fiscal Cliff, and the Big, Bad Bank
- Westerly Sun: Business leaders urge change in tax system
- McClatchy Tribune News Service: A plea for tax fairness from small businesses
- UPI: 'Fiscal cliff': Is there a Plan C to avoid tax increases, spending cuts?
- Madison Capital Times: Wisconsin business owners join national call to raise corporate taxes
- Charlotte Observer: Charlotte small business owners urge tax reform
- Politico: 'Revenue-neutral' tax reform takes hit
- National Journal: Sen. Levin, Small Businesses Push for Corporate Tax Hikes
- Washington Post: Sen. Levin wants corporate tax revenue in a fiscal cliff deal
- The Hill: Corporate revenues must be in debt deal
- Accounting Today: Small Business Leaders Urge Closing of Corporate Tax Haven Loopholes
In the News
By Tyler Kingcade
Huffington Post, Nov 4 2011
Columbia Regional Business Report (SC), Nov. 4, 2011
A leader of a South Carolina small business organization has joined calls for tax reforms aimed at closing loopholes benefitting large corporations that off-shore jobs and profits.
Op-Ed By Holly Sklar
Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Nov 3, 2011
By Lew Prince, managing partner of Vintage Vinyl, an independent music store in St. Louis
The Hill Congress Blog, 10/27/11
I’m one of those “job creators” members of Congress profess to admire so much. Thirty-two years ago, my partner and I started a small business with $300 worth of old records and a booth at the local farmers market. We’re now the biggest independent music store in St. Louis and employ 22 people. Our annual revenue is around $2 million. We’re a classic American success story...
Business Groups Back Proposal To Lower Taxes On Foreign Earnings
- Business groups largely back Rep. Dave Camp's proposal to change the taxation of foreign profits
- Companies support lower corporate tax rate, switch to territorial system
- Small business coalition opposes plan they say rewards U.S. multinationals
By Kristina Peterson
Dow Jones Newswires, Oct 26, 2011
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS News, Oct 23, 2011
GOP: the party of maybe?
By Suzy Khimm
Washington Post blog, Oct 12, Updated Oct 13, 2011
Excerpt: If Ryan's numbers are debatable, so too is the premise of his argument.
By Philip Newswanger
Inside Business (VA), Oct 7, 2011
Not all business groups view health care reform as anathema.
In one corner, you have the National Federation of Independent Business and the National Small Business Association, both of which oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, derisively called Obama Care.
In the other corner are groups like the Main Street Alliance and Businesses for Shared Prosperity, which support the new health care legislation and are pushing to implement it.
By Pat Garofalo
Think Progress, Oct 6, 2011
...Often Go Unheard
By Jeanette Mulvey, October 5, 2011
Op-Ed by Frank Knapp, Jr
The Hill, Sept 21, 2012
President Obama’s call for cutting the deficit by $3 trillion includes the roll back of the Bush-era tax cuts on the top income tax brackets, a move expected to bring in about $800 billion over the next 10 years.
As expected the defenders of the wealthiest two percent of taxpayers, such as Speaker John Boehner, trotted out their bogus criticism of the proposal saying that it hurts small businesses, the “job creators”.
Letter to the Editor
Boston Globe, 9/18/11
Dear Editor: A TAX holiday for US multinationals that ship jobs and profits overseas (“Want jobs? Reward hiring,’’ Op-ed, Sept. 14) would be unfair on many levels, including costing the US Treasury billions of dollars. But the biggest problem is that it wouldn’t work.
By Kent Hoover
American Business Journals, Sept 16, 2011
Numerous state and local editions
Excerpt: Scott Pfeiffer, a principal at Threshold Acoustics in Chicago, thinks his business would benefit from President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend $25 billion on modernizing schools.
That’s because Pfeiffer’s firm provides consulting services to architects designing auditoriums, concert halls and churches.
“When architects are busy, we’re busy,” he said.
By Nicole Debevec
United Press International, Aug 21, 2011
EXCERPT: Despite vocal resistance from congressional Republicans to raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, billionaire investor Warren Buffett urged Congress to do just that -- and his position was supported by President Obama and economists.
By Ben Berkowitz and Lisa Baertlein
Reuters, Aug 17, 2011
By Robb Mandelbaum
New York Times, August 10, 2011
Wall Street, we know, is roiling. The extraordinary events of the last two weeks — the brinksmanship in Washington over raising the federal debt limit, the downgrade of the government’s credit rating by Standard & Poor’s, and the debt trouble across the Atlantic in Europe — have pummeled stocks and dizzied traders.
But how has Main Street reacted to all of this and to renewed talk of a double-dip recession? The New York Times asked small-business owners around the country whether they were feeling the effects of the economic turmoil and whether they were still trying to build — or just to hang on.