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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…

More from the Summit for a Sustainable Economy

The American Sustainable Business Council had a very good Summit for a Sustainable Economy at the White House yesterday.  In addition to the morning’s panel on sustainable economic growth that I moderated, I also facilitated a breakout group on small business taxes and revenue in the afternoon with a representative…

SC governor promotes off shore drilling

Published on June 12, 2012 By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Business Week Three top South Carolina Republicans came together Monday to support federal legislation thatwould allow drilling of gas and oil off South Carolina’s coast, arguing thestate’s need for jobs and income outweigh potential problems. “There is a riskin everything…

In DC Today for Sustainability Summit

I’m in DC today for the American Sustainable Business Council Summit for a Sustainable Economy at the White House.  This morning I am moderating a panel on sustainable economic growth.  The panel participants are Gary Guzy, Deputy Chair for the Office on Environmental Quality (the office in the White House…

Small business groups back Buffett Rule

Published on April 10, 2012 in UPI WASHINGTON (UPI) — Three alliances representing small U.S. businesses urged passage of tax code that would embrace the “Buffett Rule,” the groups said in statement Tuesday. The American Sustainable Business Council, the Business for Shared Prosperity and the Main Street Alliance put their…

“Obamacare” repeal a disaster for small businesses

Published on April 2, 2012 By Frank Knapp, Jr., Vice-Chairman, American Sustainable Business Council | The Hill’s Congress Blog The Supreme Court has now completed its three days of hearing on provisions within the Affordable Care Act (ACA),or “Obamacare” as even the president’s reelection campaign is now calling it. Opponents…