Lower Tax Rates. More Jobs. GOT IT?

Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced his intentions of lowering the tax rate to 15 percent for small businesses, or “pass-throughs”. This 60 percent tax cut will allow small businesses–who employ roughly half of the U.S. workforce–to create new jobs, raise wages, invest in new products, and reinvigorate their communities. To… Read More

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s Fight for $50

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen seems to be an unofficial ambassador for the Job Creators Network’s Fight for $50 campaign that calls on policymakers to fight to raise the wage ceiling for average Americans, not the wage floor. In her speech before the National Community Reinvestment Coalition this week, she… Read More

Fight for $50,000 Careers, Not Job Killing Mandates

The Job Creators Network launched a major new campaign today called “Fight For $50” which seeks to change the conversation from raising the wage floor to raising the wage ceiling for average workers. The campaign fights for $50,000 a year careers, not a counterproductive $15 an hour minimum wage mandate. Read More

Legislative session back in full swing

Legislative session back in full swing By: Shaddi Abusaid With the General Assembly back in session, Cherokee County’s legislators are back at work under the Gold Dome to draft new legislation and pass bills over the 40-day legislative session. In addition to writing and co-sponsoring new laws, several of the… Read More

Obama’s Economy – A Decline For Americans

Obama’s Economy – A Decline For Americans BY L. MENDEZ While President Barack Obama’s claims of employment increasing are accurate, there is much more information that adds to the grim picture of America’s actual employment situation. Since 2009, when Obama took office, the number of employed Americans has increased by… Read More

Obama Overtime Rule in Danger

Obama Overtime Rule in Danger By Andrew Soergel President Barack Obama’s final push for a more progressive private sector before he cedes his office to Donald Trump looks to be in danger of being permanently scuttled, with a federal judge stalling the administration’s efforts to raise overtime pay for millions… Read More

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Wilbanks among educators endorsing Isakson

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Wilbanks among educators endorsing Isakson By Curt Yeomans U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson picked up an endorsement this past week from a name Gwinnett County residents know very well: J. Alvin Wilbanks. The Gwinnett County Public Schools superintendent was among more than 60 educators from across Georgia who jointly… Read More