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- Paramus Post (NJ): Offshore Tax Havens Cost Average Taxpayer $1,026 a Year, Small Businesses $3,067
- U.S. PIRG, Sen. Levin, Small Business Leaders Release "Picking up the Tab 2013: Average Citizens and Small Business Owners Pay the Price for Offshore Tax Havens"
- American Forum: Scott Klinger, Half Time at the Federal Budget Super Bowl
- Philadelphia Daily News: Talking Small Biz
- Triple Pundit: Don’t Blame Google and Starbucks For Minimizing Tax Bills
- Roll Call: Time for Plan C - Close the Floodgates on Corporate Tax Dodging
- CFO: Small Biz, the Fiscal Cliff, and the Big, Bad Bank
- Westerly Sun: Business leaders urge change in tax system
- McClatchy Tribune News Service: A plea for tax fairness from small businesses
- UPI: 'Fiscal cliff': Is there a Plan C to avoid tax increases, spending cuts?
- Madison Capital Times: Wisconsin business owners join national call to raise corporate taxes
- Charlotte Observer: Charlotte small business owners urge tax reform
- Politico: 'Revenue-neutral' tax reform takes hit
- National Journal: Sen. Levin, Small Businesses Push for Corporate Tax Hikes
- Washington Post: Sen. Levin wants corporate tax revenue in a fiscal cliff deal
- The Hill: Corporate revenues must be in debt deal
- Accounting Today: Small Business Leaders Urge Closing of Corporate Tax Haven Loopholes
Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Small Biz Gets Plenty of Love, but Where's the Action?
By Peter S. Green
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, September 13, 2012
In election years, Democrats and Republicans talk about small businesses as the epitome of America’s can-do spirit and the foundation of the nation’s economy. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have seen no reason to deviate from the script. But while they profess to have entrepreneurs’ best interests at heart, flattery is no sure route to winning their votes. One reason is that small business owners are not a monolithic interest group. …
Many policies, including those covering taxes, banking, health care, trade, and the environment, favor big companies and leave Main Street stores and backstreet workshops struggling to compete, small business owners and their advocates argue. …
Small business groups take diverging positions on the federal minimum wage, an issue many of their members feel strongly about. Danner’s group, the NFIB, opposes moving off the $7.25 floor that’s been in place since 2009. Bob Keener, a spokesman for Business for Shared Prosperity… says raising the minimum wage is the No. 1 issue for his 4,000 members, many of them business owners and executives. He asks why labor costs shouldn’t go up when other business expenses, like gasoline, have. “Increasing the minimum wage benefits their businesses because their customers have more money to spend,” he says. ...
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