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Michigan: Support a federal balanced budget amendment

It is time for the states to step in and end the federal government’s failure to address the basic budgeting to which every citizen and small business must adhere. A process for doing just this was laid out by the … Continue reading

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Members of Congress Take the Small Business Challenge

The doors Kevin McCarthy usually walks through lead to a large room in Washington, D.C., where wars have been declared, presidents give State of the Union addresses and the processes of democracy regularly echo from its walls. But earlier this … Continue reading

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Bunny ‘tale’ shows how regulations can go wrong

Red tape is the one thing that children’s magician Marty Hahne can’t make disappear. As a story from the Washington Post details, Hahne recently received a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture informing him that if he wanted to … Continue reading

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Internet Tax Debate Flares, But a Bigger Issue Won’t go Away

We’re all familiar with the old proverb: “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” But these days, that statement should be revised to say: “Nothing is certain but death and unchecked federal government spending that causes higher, more complex, burdensome … Continue reading

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She said what?

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today that it is “impossible” to tie employers reducing employees’ hours to the health law. “There is nothing in place right now in the legislation that would require any employer to change work hours. And we … Continue reading

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On Taxes: We Hear You, and Congress Will Hear You Too

Thanks to those of you who participated in NFIB’s recent survey on federal taxes and spending, we now have data that clearly shows just how strongly you feel about the federal government’s need to simplify the tax code, manage its … Continue reading

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It’s Time Washington Operates like Small Business

Do you and millions of other small-business owners care about the out-of-control public debt? Of course you do. You have to balance your budget, why doesn’t Washington have to do the same? Are you fed up with watching government officials … Continue reading

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POLITICIANS COULD LEARN FROM SANDWICH MAKER

“If I started Subway today, Subway would not exist.” Fred Deluca, founder of Subway restaurants, made this statement on CNBC this week and caused a shudder throughout America.  Some because they love those tasty sandwiches, but most because it is … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Changes Delay Tax Season Opening until Jan. 30

Don’t send your tax returns to the IRS just yet. Thanks to the changes made to the imaginatively named American Taxpayer Relief Act during the fiscal cliff negotiations, the agency is pleading for your patience while it tweaks its forms … Continue reading

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Yes, This Is an Emergency

If you smelled smoke and saw flames rising from your small business, the first call you’d make would be to your fire department. Well, it’s time to dial Congress’ 911 number. The warning signs are clear—your small business and millions … Continue reading

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