‘Cliff’ deal is no panacea for market

‘Cliff’ deal is no panacea for market

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As details emerge of the fiscal cliff deal signed just a few days ago, it appears to be a temporary fix that may cause even more uncertainty in the markets.  Businesses want certainty. 'They can't write their playbook if they don't know the game'. … [Read more...]

Elected Leaders Should Be Accountable

Elected Leaders Should Be Accountable

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Let me get this straight: we barely avoided financially ruining the country in 2011 by self-inflicting a fiscal cliff that we just barely dodged last night by self-imposing another debt ceiling/fiscal cliff show-down by March 1st. You have got to … [Read more...]

Obama calls for stopgap tax deal; GOP says Democrats need to work with them

Obama calls for stopgap tax deal; GOP says Democrats need to work with them

Obama-blue dog

As fiscal cliff negotiations continue, the only thing that has distracted lawmakers from the talks are reports on the status of Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's injured knee.  The annual epic battle between the Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys … [Read more...]

Economic Meltdown, History and the Fiscal Cliff

Economic Meltdown, History and the Fiscal Cliff

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Republicans in Congress are evaluating the best way to proceed regarding the fiscal cliff and what to do to avoid a complete economic meltdown. As the President savors his election victory, many wonder how far he will go to compromise with … [Read more...]

Lawmakers, Sausage Making, and the Fiscal Cliff

Lawmakers, Sausage Making, and the Fiscal Cliff

Big Sur

GDP and the size of U.S. economy including private spending and net exports will take a deep plunge if fiscal cliff is not solved in the next few weeks. If this happens, it will bring the U.S. economy back into recession. The root of the current … [Read more...]

High Taxes Really Do Stunt Small Business Growth and Job Creation

High Taxes Really Do Stunt Small Business Growth and Job Creation

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When I set out to launch a career in the health and beauty industry 12 years ago, I never thought about being a small business owner.  Yet in my 7th year in the industry, I saw a hole in the marketplace I could fill. With extremely hard work and … [Read more...]

U.S. Chamber Survey: 93% of Small Businesses Concerned About Fiscal Cliff

U.S. Chamber Survey: 93% of Small Businesses Concerned About Fiscal Cliff

Cliff Drop

The U.S. Chamber has taken the pulse of the nation’s small business leaders and found that the mood is predominantly uncertain. The Chamber’s Quarterly Small Business Outlook survey shows a decline in small business attitudes about the business … [Read more...]