Tax Day should usher in tax reform

Tuesday was Tax Day — a day when everyone is reminded of how much Uncle Sam takes out of their paycheck. It’s also a moment to remember that individuals aren’t the only ones to fall prey to the U.S. federal government’s revenue grab; businesses are also… Read More

The Strange Black Lives Matter Partnership With Fight For $15

Following recent minimum-wage setbacks in Baltimore, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Miami Beach, the Fight for $15 is attempting today to regain its momentum for raising the minimum wage — with another round of coordinated protests in major cities nationwide. This marks at least the twelfth coordinated Fight for $15 protest paid for by the Service… Read More

Job creators need relief: Reform small business healthcare

While all eyes are on the Republicans’ proposed comprehensive healthcare reform bill, another recently introduced healthcare bill that seeks to reduce costs and improve quality for small businesses is quietly gaining support. The Small Business Health Fairness Act (H.R. 1101), introduced by U.S. Reps. Sam Johnson and Tim Walberg, would… Read More

Let the engine of our economy bring power back to Main Street

President Donald Trump’s support of House Republicans’ health care reform bill is just his latest salvo in his governing approach that seeks to return the power from the federal government back to the people. He wants to drain the health care swamp of the subsidies, regulations, and mandates that have… Read More

Mayor Pugh must veto the $15 minimum wage

My manufacturing company has survived 97 years in Baltimore. We have outlasted corporations like B&O Railroad and Bethlehem Steel as well as major regulatory changes, local crime, not to mention wars and recessions. Yet our company’s future will be uncertain if the $15 minimum wage set to be passed by… Read More

Conned out of care

Imagine healthcare costs going down each year in the same way technology and retail costs do. Given congressional Republicans’ healthcare reform plan, this is no longer a dream scenario. Based on the House Republicans’ plan released last week, the GOP plan will reduce healthcare costs in several ways. It offers… Read More

Fight for $50,000 careers, not $15 jobs

New congressional session, same old partisan divisiveness. Not that anyone expected anything less. But there is one issue that can and should unite the partisan divide: Raising wages for American workers. Median wages remain below their 1990s levels. Half of 30-year-olds today earn less than their parents did at the… Read More

Fight for $50,000 careers, not $15 jobs

New congressional session, same old partisan divisiveness. Not that anyone expected anything less. But there is one issue that can and should unite the partisan divide: Raising wages for American workers. Median wages remain below their 1990s levels. Half of 30-year-olds today earn less than their parents did at the… Read More