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Tax Reform

August 19th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The Biden administration apparently is confused as to how public policy impacts business and the economy. For example, there was the President’s executive order in July that tried to assert that more regulation of business would lead to more competition in the marketplace. That didn’t make any sense (see SBE […]

August 18th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Ben Franklin once said, “Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” Unfortunately, various politicians missed the point of this quote, and decided that it would be a dandy idea to join together these two […]

August 17th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Raising taxes as the economy tries to recover from a pandemic is not a smart idea. Small business owners certainly understand this bit of economic common sense. Unfortunately, politicians often lack economic common sense, and hence, we have President Joe Biden and assorted Members of Congress looking to inflict additional […]

August 13th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – In my economics career, I have long argued that the capital gains tax is one of the most destructive levies that government can impose. Indeed, it might be the most damaging tax. Why? The capital gains tax is a direct tax on the returns on entrepreneurship and private investment. That […]

August 11th, 2021 by

NEWS SBE Council Releases New Poll: 83% of small business owners believe elected officials should support tax policies that make it possible to pass on their family business to the next generation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vienna, VA –  On the heels of the U.S. Senate passing a partisan $3.5 trillion spending and tax blueprint by […]

August 10th, 2021 by

In a “sneak peek” on a new survey that will be released August 11, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes that 83% of small business owners believe elected officials should support tax policies that make it possible to pass on their family business. Based on the responses of small business owners in the […]

August 10th, 2021 by

In an August 9 Washington Times Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan explains how Democrats would clearly break their “no new taxes pledge” on small businesses in the massive $3.5 trillion spending package currently being advanced in the Senate. The impact would be widespread if they are successful at sneaking parts of the […]

August 10th, 2021 by

SBE Council supports S. Amdt #3106 to S.Con Res. 14, the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution, introduced by Senator John Thune (R-S.D.)   SBE Council urges all Senators to vote YES on the amendment.  This amendment would preserve step-up in basis, which is critical to counter efforts underway in Congress to impose an even deadlier Death Tax […]

August 9th, 2021 by

  by Raymond J. Keating – If one thinks that class warfare and increasing government spending are essentially all that truly matter regarding the impact of taxes, then why wouldn’t you favor all kinds of tax increases? That is the case with the Biden administration and many in Congress, including plans to increase the burden […]

July 26th, 2021 by

by RAYMOND J. KEATING – Three philosophies or concerns can be identified among American politicians when it comes to how they wish to tax U.S. businesses in the international marketplace. First is what might be called the “growth group.” They emphasize keeping taxes as low as possible so that economic growth, generated by entrepreneurship and […]

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