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Sequestration’s First Victims … Job Creation & Economic Development

Sequestration. Some love it … some hate it. From every bit of tape and print i can find from 2011 and 2012, no one that voted to pass Sequestration ever intended it to go into effect as written. It was … Continue reading

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Are Capital Gain or Dividend Income Taxes Double-Taxation?

The Capital Gains tax is not double-taxation. How many times have you heard a justification for treating Capital Gain and Dividend Income differently than earned income? Most often the phrase justification sounds something like this: “Capital gain should be free … Continue reading

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Calfornia is still the state that creates the future of business

California is still the state that creates the most businesses and is poised to create even more in 2013. In the coming weeks, you are going to see desperate States sending their hard-earned cash trying to lure California businesses away … Continue reading

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California Forges Ahead With Its Health-Insurance Exchange While Others Dither

State-Run Health Insurance Exchanges …which States are making progress? When did dithering equate to leadership? Never. California is not dithering and is leading the way on State-Created Healthcare Exchanges. As you all know, I am on the board of San … Continue reading

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Sequestration – How To Get $1.2T Without Killing Demand In The Economy

Demand is what drives business growth, opportunity and economic prosperity.  Over the past few years, demand has contracted in many industries, yet over the past 24 months, we have begun to experience a slow and measurable path towards real GDP … Continue reading

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4 Years Later, Are Americans Better Off?

4 years ago, was America in a better or worse position than we are in today? Let’s be very clear that I am not talking about anyone’s condition suffered under a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy or any other individual … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy’s Potential Impact on the Election Narrative

Hurricane Sandy’s rude arrival may create an even larger picture of the role of big and small institutions in all of our lives. The narrative had been: It’s all about the economy, stupid!”. Well, I beg to differ and I … Continue reading

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