Trump Tax Plan a Sign of Better Days to Come

This week, President Trump called for a 15 percent corporate and small business tax rate. It couldn’t come at a better time. According to a new Job Creators Network (JCN) poll conducted by Roosevelt Opinion Research of 400 small businesses, more than 70 percent of respondents agree that high taxes… Read More

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

Janet Yellen’s fight for $50,000 jobs

In today’s highly politicized environment where lawmakers and commentators are judged more by their political affiliation than their ideas, it’s difficult for policy proposals to make an impact. That’s why the recent remarks made by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, one of the few public leaders who stands above the… 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

Black youth overlooked by economic boom

The Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike last week and indications of more to come are just the latest signs the economy is rolling. Conventional measures of unemployment are hovering near a generational low and the stock market is at a record high. But these strong economic and labor market indicators… 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