Category: Government, Politics
Kiplinger on how Washington will work after the mid-terms. Kiplinger’s Jim Ostroff joins Jim Blasingame to report on how governing will change after the mid-term elections, including the impact on limiting carbon emissions, the card check bill, the Bush tax cuts and the 1099 issue.
Kiplinger’s Jim Ostroff joins Jim Blasingame to report on the mid-term elections, whether 2011 will be the year of political gridlock and whether that will be good for the economy.
Should small businesses be worried about a devalued U.S. dollar? Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report on global currencies and the government’s philosophy of manipulating the value the dollar to stimulate the economy, and what this means for small business.
The Oct 2010 Tatum Survey of Business Conditions. Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to report that small businesses are optimistic about the economy for the near term, including hiring, credit, capital expenditures and order backlogs.
Will the economy improve after the mid-term elections? Jim Blasingame reveals the results of a recent Small Business Advocate poll where almost 75% of respondents said yes, plus the reasons behind the emotional “dam”, caused by economic and political uncertainty.
Will the health care bill be a nightmare for small businesses? Giovanni Coratolo joins Jim Blasingame to talk about some of the damaging elements of the health care bill, including requiring small businesses to file 1099 forms on almost every business relationship.
What is in the Small Business Jobs Act? Giovanni Coratolo joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the bill misses the mark regarding capital gains, increased taxes and bank lending.
How do small businesses feel about the economy? Giovanni Coratolo joins Jim Blasingame to discuss polls that show small business owners are not confident in the economy, why the government has let them down and why that's impacting their growth plans.
When will Congress pass the tax laws for next year? Barbara Weltman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the unknown tax rates for 2011, plus the tax provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act, including expensing, depreciation, narrow capital gains restrictions and the small bank lending requirements.
How will the November 2010 midterm elections impact the political class establishment? Gov. Pete du Pont joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the anti-incumbent and anti-Democrat climate, plus the possible metamorphosis of both of the main parties.
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