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Tag: Small Business

Oregon: Just say NO on Measure 97

Posted: October 24, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Oregon is characterized as a liberal state; however, Oregonians have consistently voted to reject the introduction of a sales tax. But this year, a cleverly deceptive campaign was launched to convince voters that large corporations doing business in Oregon will finally pay their fair share in order to fund the state’s education, healthcare and senior […]

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Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) Inspires at AZ GOP at Fundraiser

Posted: September 13, 2014 at 11:47 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

On Sept 12, 2014, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) inspired a full audience at a Scottsdale, Arizona fundraiser. Among his themes were: We have common cause with our Founders and Framers, 1787 Between the GOP’s Establishment and Grassroots base, there lies a great opportunity We are suffering from regulation without representation, a form of tyranny The […]

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Overall Business Friendliness by State

Survey Shows GOP-Controlled States Friendlier to Small Business

Posted: July 8, 2014 at 7:45 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

2014 Small Business Survey Produces Striking Results Thumbtack.com has produced its United Status Small Business Friendliness report for 2014. The report produces a letter grade ranging between A to F for each state. It even provides data on a per-city basis; however, those data largely center only around highly urban areas. Also, since the survey […]

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Rep. David Schweikert, AZ CD6, Clears Paths for Small Businesses

Posted: April 1, 2014 at 11:15 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

After every financial crisis, Big Government Democrats and Republicans delight in adding ponderous new regulations to our economy. Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, new EPA rules, yada, yada, yada. The rules and regulations keep piling up, seemingly without limit, chilling and choking off new, small business formation. Rep. David Schweikert (Arizona CD-6) is one of a handful in […]

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Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio

Posted: February 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio   Phoenix, AZ- February 4, 2014- Today, Shawnna Bolick received Sal DiCiccio’s endorsement for Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28.  Bolick has helped Councilman DiCiccio on government and pension reforms over the past several years. “So much of what we have achieved here in […]

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Marketplace Fairness Act

Cash-Grab ‘Marketplace Fairness Act’ Fails to Live Up to its Name

Posted: August 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Drex Davis A triumvirate composed of cash-hungry state legislatures, “Big Retail” led by Walmart and Amazon, and sales tax software providers have coalesced around support for the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) and have small online retailers in their crosshairs. The MFA would compel small online sellers like me to become unpaid tax collectors for […]

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Obamacare-Blooper-Screen

Debt-Flicks: The Blooper Reel

Posted: June 22, 2013 at 10:00 am   /   Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Debt-Flicks: The Blooper Reel Obamacare implementation is under way, but things aren’t going too smoothly.  The healthcare exchanges aren’t going to be ready by October, insurance rates are going up, the number of available doctors is going down, and there’s no guarantee you can keep your insurance if you like it. Instead of the slam […]

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Senate Hearing: Rand Paul Blasts Congress for Berating Apple

Posted: May 24, 2013 at 9:25 am   /   Elections, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

On May 21, in a Senate hearing led by Carl Levin (D-Michigan), Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) lambasted Congress for attacking Apple, Inc. In just four minutes, unafraid, he rightly took Congress to task for “investigating” Apple. Among his remarks: I’m offended by the tenor and tone of this hearing.  I’m offended by a $4-trillion-dollar government […]

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United States Small Business Survey

Posted: April 2, 2013 at 4:38 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Thumbtack.com has published the results of their latest small businesses survey for 2013. They conduct a survey of questions directly with business owners across the nation and categorize the results by state and by cities. The questions cover a broad range of topics. 1. Overall small business friendliness 2. Ease of starting a small business […]

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