Whether the Green Mountain State keeps moving forward with its goal of achieving universal coverage while also reducing the growth of health care spending depends largely on how the state's residents and businesses react to what Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has in mind.
There is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.
By all accounts, Small Business Saturday was a smashing success. Now, in order to kick the American economy into over drive, it's time to convert it from an annual event to a year-long one. That is why 2014 will be The Year of Small Business
To share in the wealth, we all have to share in the responsibility of speaking out when government help turns into government obstacles. We have to make sure our elected representatives know why we object and what results we expect, because small business growth is good for everyone.
The mainstream media seems to willfully ignore what corporations and other moneyed interests do to get what they want in Washington. As a result of this lack of media interest, Americans remain in the dark.
Small businesses continue to struggle and have been the hardest hit by the economic conditions of the last several years. Promoting propaganda and sprinkling pixie dust won't change a thing. Shame on the SBA.
It's complicated -- so complicated that unless you are a reader of obscure insurance industry newsletters, you've probably never heard about this, even though it has the potential to cause the collapse of the exchanges and completely circumvent the intent of Congress.
When the National Federation of Independent Business rolled into Orlando, they ran into some unexpected company: a crowd of 70 local business owners, community leaders and Orlando voters who rejected the group's claims to be a legitimate representative of small business.
Here's a suggestion for the National Federation of Independent Business, the group that led the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act and has now spent over $1 million in the 2012 elections, every dollar of it either supporting Republicans or attacking Democrats.