With the economy showing signs of recovery, it's high time that our federal lawmakers move beyond these self-induced crises and begin to talk about tax reform that can help taxpayers move forward with a clear understanding of how the tax code works and how much they owe.
If you are in an organization that believes that sustainability is anti-business, consider that those who support the free market believe in shareholder wealth maximization and in growing their business.
Entrepreneurs are the nation's economic heroes -- dedicated people who are a critical factor in the resilience of the U.S. economy. Even in an environment of doubt, they are prepared to take the risk of investing to grow their companies -- and that growth equals more jobs.
Regardless of what tax bracket we are in, I think we can all agree that it is morally reprehensible that the current financial system is structured to allow easy purchase of, and control over, our elected officials.
I have two alternatives: Stop reading the newspapers, or learn to manage my anger. It's clear the world is not going to get any better. In fact, what's bad is bad and what was once sort of okay is getting worse.
Americans are working 10 percent fewer total hours than we did before the recession, but are producing nearly as many goods and services as we were back in the full employment days of 2007. Is this increase in efficiency good news?