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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…

Two small business polls you should read

What do the small business owners in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Michigan, Nevada and Colorado have in common with those across the country?  On political demographics and opinions on some important issues apparently a lot. Earlier this year a national survey of small business owners commissioned by the American Sustainable Business…

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…

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…

OPINION POLL: SMALL BUSINESSES SAY WEAK CUSTOMER DEMAND, NOT REGULATIONS, THEIR PROBLEM

National poll finds 78 percent of small businesses say regulations needed to protect small businesses from unfair competition, level playing field with big business; 86 percent see regulations as necessary part of a modern economy Washington, DC – Small business owners say their main concern is weak customer demand, not…

Gallup misleading Congress and public

Tomorrow the U.S. House Committee on Small Business holds a hearing featuring the results of a Gallup poll conducted in October last year.  The title of the hearing is The Path to Job Creation but the better title might be The Path to Deceiving Congress.    The issue is the…

Why campaign spending rules hurt small business

CNN OpinionJanuary, 26, 2012 By David Brodwin, Special to CNN (CNN) — Two years ago, the Supreme Court upended the rules for campaign finance, unleashing a tsunami of unregulated, unrestricted and undisclosed spending that has, in effect, allowed donors to buy elections. The full impact of this decision is just…

OPINION POLL: Small Business Owners Say Access to Credit a Problem; Support Current Proposals to Boost Economy

January 26, 2012 Opinion polling released today shows 90 percent of small business owners believe access to credit is a problem and that loans are harder to get now than four years ago; majority support key provisions in president’s American Jobs Act Washington DC, Jan. 26, 2012 – Opinion polling…