Posts tagged "small business"

Senators move to stop ObamaCare tax

Most attention in the ObamaCare fight has focused on the courts especially the Supreme Court’s decision to weigh the constitutionality of the requirement that every American buy or have health insurance. But let’s not forget some of the other onerous provisions of the law that don’t require a court override. Congress can always repeal parts... Read more »

Hey, Liberal Denier: Fly free to Florida to see for yourself the corrosive impact of government over-regulation

My Sept. 13 column (“How to save a sinking business”), prompted nasty responses from folks that didn’t believe in the existence of the small businessman who complained about government regulations. So, my small businessman, Mike, has made a most generous offer: He will fly—at his expense—whoever first doubted him to his business in Jacksonville, Florida,... Read more »

Hey, Obama, want to help small businesses? Just leave them alone.

This open letter is based on an interview I conducted with a contractor who’s desperately trying to keep his head above water. He isn’t named for obvious reasons. Dear President Obama, If you want to help small businessmen like you said in your jobs plan, it’s simple: Stop trying to help us. I’m a contractor;... Read more »
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Daley backs business set-asides for gay-owned firms

Here’s the Tribune’s story: Mayor Richard Daley said today he would support an effort to give preferential treatment in city contracting to businesses owned by gays and lesbians. The city already sets aside a portion of contracts for businesses owned by blacks, Hispanics, Asians and women. Now Ald. Thomas Tunney (44th), the City Council’s openly... Read more »
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