President Obama

NFIB’s bogus poll

Two recent polls of businesses seem to show conflicting results: “69% of small business owners and manufacturers say President Obama’s Executive Branch and regulatory policies have hurt American small businesses and manufacturers.”“39% of small businesses say that President Obama is the most supportive candidate of small business, whereas only 31%…

377 Million reasons for small business to like Obamacare

One of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act–Obamacare–is the requirement that 80% to 85% of health insurance premiums go toward actual medical costs and not to overhead and profit of the insurers.  Otherwise the policy holder is due a refund at the end of the year. This medical loss…

Cracking down on China’s unfair trade

The argument that “free” trade will create more jobs here in the U.S. stands in stark contrast to the facts.  Since the 2001 trade deal with China we’ve lost 6 million manufacturing jobs here at home. The calls for “fair” trade are growing.  Our manufacturers find it almost impossible to…

Access to capital through crowdfunding

This week I’m off to DC to join David Levine, co-founder and director of the American Sustainable Business Council, in a media tour for the ASBC (I serve as vice-chair of the organization).  We will be doing a few other things including have discussions with the Americans for Financial Reform…

Multinationals aren’t here to help

“We don’t have an obligation to solve America’s problems.” Remember this quote from an Apple executive as reported by Charles Duhigg and Keith Bradsher.  It appeared in the first of a two part story that will surely win the two New York Times journalists deserved recognition for exposing Apple’s decidedly…