Press Release

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /usr/www/users/bsp07/ on line 34.

New Poll of Small Business Owners Reveals Strong Bipartisan Opposition to Corporate Tax Loopholes

First Poll on Overseas Tax Haven Reforms Finds Rejection of “Territorial” Tax System

American Sustainable Business Council/Business for Shared Prosperity: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766

Business Leaders Say Time For Plan C: Big Corporations Should Pay Fair Share In Fiscal Cliff Deal

Contact: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766

Business Leaders Call for Restoring Corporate Tax Revenues in Fiscal Cliff Deal

Close Tax Haven Loopholes Costing $100 Billion a Year;
Letter signed by 626 business owners and executives sent to Congress and President today

CONTACT: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766 

Small Business Owners Meet with President Obama Today to Discuss Tax Policies

Contact: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766 

Interviews Available with Meeting Attendees from the American Sustainable Business Council and Business for Shared Prosperity

Business Leaders Say End Tax Cuts For Top 2 Percent; Reinvest in Main Street America

Hundreds of small business owners sign letter sent to Congress today

CONTACT: Bob Keener, Business for Shared Prosperity,, (617) 610-6766

Washington DC, November 15, 2012 – Today, business leaders across the country called on Congress to end costly Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent and reinvest in America. More than 600 small business owners and other business leaders signed the letter sent by the American Sustainable Business Council and Business for Shared Prosperity to Congress today.

Small Business leaders say stop using bogus claims to defend special tax breaks for top 2%

CONTACTS: BSP and ASBC: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766
MSA: Sam Blair,, 603-831-1835

Temporary Top-Rate Bush Tax Cuts Should Expire On Schedule

Small Business Owners Urge Minimum Wage Increase As July 24 Marks Three Years Without Raise

Contact: Bob Keener, bobkeener@businessforsharedprosperity.org617-610-6766

With Tuesday, July 24, the anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase in 2009, small business owners say another raise would be good for business and our economy. At $7.25 an hour, the current minimum wage comes to just $15,080 a year for full-time work. Today’s minimum wage workers have far less buying power than their counterparts did in 1968 when the minimum wage was at its highest value of $10.55 adjusted for inflation. There are proposals in Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9.80 by 2014 in three modest annual steps and then adjust it for the cost of living. Business for a Fair Minimum Wage members supported the last increase in the minimum wage and believe another raise is overdue.

Business Leaders Encourage Senate to Try Again to Pass Buffet Rule

CONTACT: Bob Keener, Business for Shared Prosperity,, (617) 610-6766

Majority of Small Business Owners Say Millionaires Should Pay More in Taxes

**Small Business Owners are Available for Comment**

Small Business Leaders Spotlight High Cost of Corporate Tax Dodging

Contact: Bob Keener,, (617) 610-6766

New U.S. PIRG Report Highlights Negative Impact of Tax Haven Abuse on Small Businesses, Ordinary Taxpayers

Small Business Leaders Urge Senate to Pass Buffet Rule

Majority of Small Businesses Not Affected by Rule, Want End to Tax Cuts for Highest Incomes

CONTACT: Bob Keener,, (617) 610-6766

Business Leaders Say President’s Corporate Tax Reform Framework Doesn't Go Far Enough

CONTACT: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766

Washington, DC, February 22, 2012 - Business leaders made the following statements today about the corporate tax reform framework released by the White House:

Small Business Owners Support President’s Budget on Taxes, Infrastructure

CONTACT: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766

Majorities favor higher taxes on wealthy, closing corporate loopholes, investing in infrastructure

***Small business owners available for comment in numerous states***

Poll: Small Business Owners Say Big Businesses, Millionaires Not Paying Fair Share of Taxes

90 percent of small business owners in nationwide poll say big corporations use loopholes to avoid taxes that small businesses have to pay; majority support increasing taxes on millionaires and letting high-end tax cuts expire

CONTACT: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766

Business Leaders Agree With President: End Millionaire Tax Breaks and Stop Rewarding Companies That Move Jobs and Profits Abroad

For Immediate Release  January 25, 2012
CONTACT: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766

Business owners and executives agree with President Obama that we should not “spend nearly $1 trillion more on what was supposed to be a temporary tax break for the wealthiest 2 percent.” Business leaders also agree that no company should be able to avoid paying its fair share of taxes by moving jobs and profits overseas.

Business Leaders Say Supercommittee Failure Better Than Permanent Bush Tax Cuts for Wealthy and Job-Killing Budget Cuts

Ending High-end Tax Cuts and Corporate Loopholes Essential for Economic Renewal and Job Creation 

CONTACT: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766

Small Businesses Call For Buffett Rule For Corporations

New Report Shows GE, Verizon and 35 Other Big Businesses Paid No Income Tax in 2010 on Combined Profit of $50 Billion 

** Business owners available for comment in many states in addition to those quoted below ** 

CONTACT: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766

Statement from Business for Shared Prosperity, the Main Street Alliance and the American Sustainable Business Council: 

Small Businesses to Supercomittee: Tax Reform Should Restore Lost Revenue, Not Reward Tax Dodgers

CONTACT: Bob Keener,, 617-610-6766

              Business networks champion tax reforms that raise revenues to invest in America’s future, counter push from corporate lobbyists for more tax breaks

 ** Small business owners available for comment **