business for shared prosperity

Small business consistently best at producing new jobs and paying fair share of taxes

The new September ADP National Employment Report is out today saying that 162,000 new private-sector jobs were created in the U.S. last month.  And once again small businesses with less than 50 workers created the most new jobs—81,000.  Since the beginning of this year new jobs from small businesses have…

Small business leaders spotlight high cost of corporate tax dodging

New U.S. PIRG Report Highlights Negative Impact of Tax Haven Abuse on Small Businesses, Ordinary Taxpayers  Washington, DC – Today, Representative Chris Van Hollen, Business for Shared Prosperity (BSP), the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Main Street Alliance (MSA) joined U.S. PIRG in unveiling its new report, “Picking Up…

Riots vs. Jobs

There are riots in Greece.  The economies of Britain, Italy and Spain are not bouncing back from the Great Recession like they did after the Great Depression. Why?  Because the governments in these countries opted for austerity and deficit reduction instead of investing in jobs as a way out of the recession.…

Small Business Left Out of House Hearing on Tax Reform and Jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Small Business Left Out of House Hearing on Tax Reform and Jobs; Small Business Leaders Meet With White House Officials Thursday Afternoon Washington, DC, June 2, 2011- The House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing on tax reform and jobs Thursday morning without small business,…

Help stop a bad business decision—Join public briefing call today

This is a crucial week in Washington. Congress is back in session and the White House is holding a meeting Thursday with Congressional leaders to discuss issues. One of the issues will be extending tax cuts to the wealthiest 2 percent of the taxpayers—tax cuts that will increase the deficit…