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.
The recent scandal with Tesco's burgers has reignited a discussion about who, along the value chain, should bear the brunt of responsibility for a product. The burden of the certification and the liability that comes with it is a major blessing in disguise.
Words are cheap - clean up is expensive. So if Republican Minority Leader John Boehner really believes, as he said last week, that BP should pay for the Gulf oil spill recover, he needs to back up his words with action now.