American Sustainable Business Council

Support the Marketplace Fairness Act

The U.S. Senate will be voting on legislation that will level the playing field for ALL retailers. The bi-partisan Marketplace Fairness Act will treat all transactions – whether online or in the store – equally and put money into state treasuries to invest in essential projects like infrastructure. Tell your…

Tax havens unfair to small businesses

The Washington Post Published: April 22 The latest deficit-reduction plan offered by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson supports the interests of big business at the expense of the United States’ small businesses by calling for adoption of a territorial tax system. In two recent polls, small-business owners have soundly rejected…

New Poll of Small Business Owners

Reveals Strong Bipartisan Opposition to Corporate Tax Loopholes First Poll on Overseas Tax Haven Reforms Finds Rejection of “Territorial” Tax System April 9, 2013, Washington, D.C. – Small business owners oppose the current system for taxing U.S.-based multinational corporations, according to a new poll. The national scientific poll released today…

The corporate ‘predator state’

In the interest of full disclosure, I serve as the vice chair of the American Sustainable Business Council Action Fund. If you would like to read The Nation story by William Greider in which I am interviewed, click here. Appologies to all my “tree-hugger” friends. ——————————————————————————————————————— The Washington Post March…

Take Two Minutes to Speak up for Small Businesses Today

American Sustainable Business Council supporters –  The fiscal showdown over the Bush-era tax cuts continues in Congress… and defenders of extra cuts for the top-tiers of incomes continue using lip service to small business as their leading excuse for opposing the tax cuts for the middle class. That’s not right.…

Don’t tie the hands of Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Hill’s Congress Blog  By Frank Knapp, Jr. We have heard an ongoing cry from organizations claiming to represent all businesses that they oppose any government action on toxic chemicals in our products, warning of increased costs and job losses. Now, a new independent poll shows that when it comes…

Toxic Chemical Reform Good for Business – New Poll

91% of Small Businesses Want Chemical Industry Held Responsible for Safe Chemicals in Marketplace  http://asbcouncil.org/toxic-chemicals-poll Washington, DC – American small business owners want the chemical industry to be held responsible for toxic chemicals in the marketplace, according to a new poll commissioned by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC). Small…

Business Leaders Say Stop Using Bogus Definition of Small Business to Mislead Voters and Policy Makers

Washington, DC, October 10, 2012 ­­– The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which represents small- and medium-sized companies, calls on candidates for office to stop misleading voters with bogus data based on inaccurate definitions of small business. Specifically, a report commissioned by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and…

Best quote from weekend talk-shows

I have to admit that I was envious when Mitt Romney cited the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) twice during last week’s Presidential debate.  The small-business pretender organization was effectively used by Mr. Romney to give credibility to his argument that allowing the tax rates on households with over…