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Jobs Report Proves Congress Should Pass Small Business Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

A little known bill in Congress could be the best shot the Obama Administration has to cut unemployment. H.R. 2568, the Fairness and Transparency in C...

Obama Small Business Forum Was A Slap In The Face To Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I attended the Obama Administration's small business forum in Washington D.C. on Monday, June 28. Virtually every aspect of the event clearly demonstr...

Obama Forum Dominated By Angry Small Business Owners

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Monday, June 28, over 300 angry small business owners attended an Obama Administration small business forum at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

In Summer's Heat, Washington Seeks Refuge in the Loophole

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

There actually is some positive, progressive law being voted upon, but members cannot resist watering down the outcome. Even in the summer heat, the loophole remains more tempting than the swimming hole.

What Now, After Financial "Reform"?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

The industry has already figured out how to get around the new law even before it is passed, as expected. What will the Democrats have to give up for needed votes?

Analysis of Latest Obama Administration Small Business Contracting Data Released

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has released the first analysis of the government's fiscal year (FY) 2009 small business contracting data. h...

NASA Sued for Refusing to Release Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lloyd Chapman

This issue has gone on unabated for over decade. I don't think these abuses are going to stop until people start going to prison.

Obama Small Business Task Force May Ignore #1 Problem

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Monday, April 26, President Barack Obama announced the establishment of two task forces charged with removing barriers to access, and monitoring go...

In The Public Interest: Why Do We Let Companies Abandon Ship on Taxes?

Nicole Tichon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicole Tichon

While much of the focus of the BP oil spill has rightfully been on the families, the environment and the businesses affected, it has also allowed anot...

In The Public Interest: An Oil Industry Tax-Dollar Leak No Amount of "Top Kill" Can Stop

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

President Obama and Congress need to get some serious "top kill" going on the corporate tax loopholes which allow greedy corporations to shirk their responsibilities and billions of dollars to tax bills of those who play fair.

Obama Administration Small Business Forum Shuns Critics

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

After angry small business owners from around the country registered to attend the forum and speak, the agenda was abruptly modified to preclude any unscripted comments.

Arthur Delaney

K Street Carve-Outs: Financial Industry Lobbyists Find Gaps In Dodd Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Financial services industry lobbyists are combing Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd's Wall Street reform bill for loopholes through which t...

Dear President Obama, Quit Cheating Small Businesses Out of Federal Contracts

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

During your Presidential campaign you promised, "an end to business as usual in Washington," and "change we can believe in." You made several promises...

Obama Small Business Conference Draws Criticism

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

On Monday, June 14, the Obama Administration suddenly announced that it will hold a small business forum in Washington D.C. on June 28. Obama Adminis...

NRA Shoots Loophole Through Campaign Finance Proposal

Adam Lioz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Lioz

This deal is bad for democracy and bad for progressives--it provides added ammunition to perhaps the most potent conservative force in American politics.

In The Public Interest: Something for Nothing 2.0

Nicole Tichon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicole Tichon

Every year, American taxpayers who play by the rules - individuals, small businesses and even a lot of bigger businesses - have to pay a lot of extra "something" because of all the tax dodgers who pay nothing.

In The Public Interest: Close the Loophole. Really.

Nicole Tichon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicole Tichon

On Saturday Night Live, the "Weekend Update" sometimes includes a segment in which Seth Myers and Amy Poehler will report a fairly ridiculous - but tr...

Army Sued For Refusing to Release Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Wednesday, April 14, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed suit against the U.S. Department of the Army under the Freedom of Information ...

27 Ways to Pay Lower Taxes

Taylor Leake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Taylor Leake

Tomorrow is tax day and if you haven't already, you will most likely be filing your taxes. But while you are paying your fair share, Walmart is cheating states out of millions of dollars, leaving you and your community to make up the difference.

General Services Administration Officials to Be Deposed in Lawsuit Over Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Since 2003, investigations have uncovered billions of dollars in federal small business contracts ending up in the hands of Fortune 500 firms and some of the largest businesses in Europe and Asia.

Obama Administration Faces Court Battle Over Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Tuesday, March 30, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in United States District Court, Northern ...

Obama Proposes Tax Cut for Mega Rich Venture Capitalist Contributors

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Barack Obama has proposed new legislation that will allow many of the nation's wealthiest venture capitalists to avoid paying billions of do...

New In-depth Report Challenges Obama Small Business Track Record

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has concluded an examination and report on President Barack Obama's track record for small businesses, and u...

Federal Investigation Finds Corporate Giants Received Billions in Small Business Funds

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Over two dozen investigations have found a clear pattern of blatant fraud and abuse in Small Business Administration-managed programs. It is time for the FBI to step in.

Department of Energy Surrenders in Legal Battle for Bechtel Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Thursday, May 20, the American Small Business League (ASBL) won its 7th legal battle against the federal government in Federal District Court, Nort...