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Job Creators Network is the voice of real job creators that has been missing from the American debate on jobs and our economic crisis. JCA members talk about paychecks, not politics, helping the public and policymakers understand how to create jobs.

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Labor Board Threatens an American Tradition

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 5:03 PM

By Bernie Marcus

Mr. Marcus is co-founder and former CEO of The Home Depot and founder of the Job Creators Network, a business advocacy organization.

Here's a quiz: Who owns the McDonald's where you stopped for your breakfast sandwich this morning?

The answer may surprise you. In all likelihood, it's...

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End Airplane Advertised Ticket Tax Price Secrecy

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 4:12 PM

By Mike Leven

Mr. Leven is president of Las Vegas Sands and a co-founder of Job Creators Network, a business advocacy organization.

Imagine your local government overspent its budget and then secretly made up the difference by adding a few dollars onto the cost of...

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There's Nothing 'Stable' About an Economy in the Critical Care Ward

(2) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 2:22 PM

By Alfredo Ortiz

Five years after the start of the financial crisis, America is in a "new normal" that isn't remotely close to the American Dream that existed just a half decade ago.

In his speech last week marking the fifth anniversary of the week that set off America's...

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The Audacity of Obamacare Hypocrisy

(1) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 10:07 PM

By Richard L. Jackson

State by state, every American is discovering how ObamaCare impacts them personally. Most are facing much higher health care premiums. They are also witnessing classic Washington hypocrisy, as a new White House order assures every taxpayer in the country will pay for most of Congress' health...

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Punish -- and Reform -- the IRS

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 2:22 PM

Mike Leven is President and Chief Operating Officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and a Job Creators Alliance member.

Americans have a right to demand that the Internal Revenue Service do its job without political bias. Yet today, the IRS has gone off the rails and decided political intimidation...

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Washington Must Clean Up Health Care Mess

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 12:31 PM

By Robert Luddy

American politicians imposed Prohibition thinking it would eliminate unhealthy and lawless behavior associated with drinking. Instead, it created a black market for booze, turbo-charging the money and violence of organized crime. The law empowered hoodlums whose influence stretched decades beyond repeal of the mistake.


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Washington's Bogus Air Travel Sequester

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 2:16 PM

By Mike Leven

After months of warning, the dreaded federal budget sequester started biting last month. The traveling public felt the forced cuts first as more than 13,000 air traffic controllers were furloughed from their jobs for the rest of the summer.

The effect of the furloughs was obvious...

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Job Creators Can Break the Full-Court Press of Intimidation

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 10:29 AM

By Michael Leven

Basketball's March Madness is nearly over, but there's long been a full court press by the enemies of free enterprise against our nation's best job creators. They attack small business owners and entrepreneurs who speak their minds about the harmful policies coming from Washington. On the court...

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Whalen: No Longer the Land of the Free

(5) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 1:22 PM

The estate tax went to 40 percent with a $5 million exemption after the fiscal cliff "deal." My wife and I, like countless other business owners, scrambled to finalize additional so called "estate planning" before year's end. It was all a bunch of economically irrational transactions except for the death...

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LAZOF: Government's Good Intentions on Jobs May Harm More Than Help

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 11:53 AM

By Ron Lazof

Lazof is managing director of Prism Advisers, LLC and a Job Creators Alliance member.

Given this morning's jobs numbers, a slight increase from 7.8% to 7.9%, the last report before Tuesday's election, this seems as good a time as any to talk employment numbers. Since the start...

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John Allison: Trade Unlocks Economic Growth

(1) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 1:04 PM

John Allison is former Chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, Distinguished Professor of Practice at Wake Forest University School of Business, Job Creators Alliance member and author of the forthcoming book "The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure" from McGraw-Hill this fall.

When ABC News revealed that...

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Success: Another Definitional Problem

(19) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 3:43 PM

By Ron Lazof

Once again political rhetoric has taken us to a place "no man has gone before." So let's start with a few inarguable basics:

  1. We did not create ourselves -- for this we must thank God and our parents:
  2. We did not educate ourselves -- in addition to our...
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Small Business Optimism Falls: How We Can Turn It Around

(17) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 5:17 PM

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism fell three points to 91.4 in June, which was below the May level of 94.4 and the consensus expectation of 93.3. These declines were broad-based, as all but one of the components declined from their May...

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David Park: Another Sluggish U.S. Employment Report

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 10:36 AM

Given the out-turn in construction payrolls, an unchanged participation rate, and the similarity between the three-month moving averages in the household and establishment numbers, I believe the June employment report is a clean reading of where labor market conditions stand at this point in the recovery. I continue...

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The Path to Sustainable Economic Growth

(17) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 11:23 AM

Authored By David Park

While the year started with some hopeful employment numbers, job creation is trending in the wrong direction. Overall, the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report for April is mixed, with softness in the headline numbers for April tempered by upward revisions to previous...

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What the Federal Government Can Learn From Florida

(25) Comments | Posted April 8, 2012 | 2:31 PM

The headline numbers of 121,000 in March and 240,000 in February were well below the consensus expectations, which ran about 205,000. Private payrolls increased by 121,000, with the bulk coming from private services at 90,000.

Gains were strongest in business services (31,000), education and health...

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Stop the Regulation!

(23) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 4:06 PM

By Mike Whalen

In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama raised some eyebrows in saying "I've approved fewer regulations in the first three years of my presidency than my Republican predecessor did in his." While some of the President's critics immediately figured him to...

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Job Creation Should Be Government's Focus, Not Regulations

(9) Comments | Posted January 27, 2012 | 4:00 PM

By Gary Rabine

Starting my own company as an 18-year old with just a couple thousand dollars in my pocket seemed at the time to be the toughest part of becoming a small business owner. Yet through the years, I have realized that it may have actually been...

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Job Creators Lead the Way

(43) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 8:15 AM

By David Park, Chairman, Job Creators Alliance

News flash: There is a crisis in this country and it is one that Washington seems ill-equipped to handle. It is a crisis of certainty and confidence. Well, this isn't a news flash for most Americans, but it certainly does seem like Washington...

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