U.S. Chamber

Hire a vet

This past Friday President Obama challenged business and industry to hire and train 100,000 unemployed veterans or their spouses before 2014.  The President pointed out that there are one million unemployed veterans today with a 13.3% jobless rate for post 9/11 veterans. To move the challenge along, the President has…

Transparency needed in government procurement

Two U.S. House Committees held a joint hearing yesterday on a potential executive order from the Obama Administration that will try to make sure government contracts are not being awarded because of campaign contributions. This is a seriously important issue for every small business that would like to provide goods…

Create jobs here, not there

When I heard that President Obama was going to address the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and all the news commentators said that it was his effort to get back in the good graces of the business community, I cringed. The U.S. Chamber doesn’t represent the business community. It represents the…

The newly thankful for health insurance

There are thousands and thousands of employees across the country who have something to be very thankful for this Thanksgiving—new employer sponsored health insurance. According to Bernstein Research there has been a 14 percent increase in businesses with fewer than 10 employees offering health insurance to their workers compared to…