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NFIB exposed…again

The first time I mentioned Bill Dunkelberg in my blog was two years ago.  Mr. Dunkelberg is the chief economist of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Professor Emeritus of economics at Temple University and chairman of Liberty Bell Bank in New Jersey.  Unfortunately, in spite of all those distinguished positions, Mr. Dunkelberg is

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Deficit reduction achieved

We’ve found the solution to decreasing the country’s deficit spending—more revenue! According to a report yesterday from the U.S. Treasury Department, the federal government decreased deficit spending by 6% ($70 billion) in 2011 to date compared to the same period in 2010.  If we continue to do that for the rest of the year that

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Fair and balanced???

The FOXNews of budget agreements. That’s the best description of the debt ceiling compromise passed by the House yesterday and by the Senate today. No matter how many times FOXNews calls itself “fair and balanced”, the hard evidence tells the real story of slanted and faux news at the Murdoch network. The same PR charade

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Rejecting NFIB spin

I met Zach Carter, a young journalist with the Huffington Post, back in April.  We had lunch at a trendy deli in DC with David Levine (American Sustainable Business Council), Scott Klinger (Wealth for the Common Good) and Chuck Collins (Institute for Policy Studies).  While we couldn’t get Zach interested in writing about tax haven

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Common Ground???

In his recent “60 Minutes” interview, incoming House Speaker John Boehner stated that he will refuse to “compromise” on his principles but is willing to find “common ground” on issues. So according to Speaker –in-waiting Boehner the $858 tax-cut package the Senate will pass shortly is “common ground” between Congressional Republicans, Democrats and President Obama. How

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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 by $700 billion over the

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