13 Organizations Sign Letter to President Obama Urging Narrow ‘Inherently Governmental’ Redefinition

Washington, DC, March 27, 2010 – A coalition of thirteen national business, taxpayer and free market organizations has sent President Obama a letter warning that the impending Administration redefinition of the term ‘inherently governmental’ functions will “have a serious and negative impact on taxpayers and private sector jobs, including those in small business”.  The organizations also noted their alarm … [Read more…]

BCFC Compiling Examples of Government Competition from Stimulus Bill

Greetings! As you have likely heard by now, Congress will spend significant time working on passing a new “jobs” bill in December. BCFC is working with members of Congress on amendment language for government agencies to utilize the private sector to the maximum extent practical, thus creating private sector jobs. Whereas the original Stimulus bill passed earlier … [Read more…]

Health-Care Anger Has Deeper Roots

WASHINGTON — Recent town-hall uproars weren’t just about health care. They were also eruptions of concern that the government is taking on too much at once. That suggests trouble for the president and his party, and fears of losses in next year’s midterm election are likely to shape the Democrats’ fall agenda. Read more at … [Read more…]

Glenn Beck: Death of Small Businesses

Hello… or should I say goodbye? We’re holding a funeral of sorts for the small businesses in America that are dying — and the government has their blood on its hands. The Obama administration and Congress is forcing socialized medicine down our throats. Listen at Glenn Beck.

Senate committee opts for smaller, cheaper spy satellites

The Senate Intelligence Committee has dealt the Obama administration a setback over plans to buy large, expensive satellites for intelligence and military operations, opting instead for a plan the panel believes would save money and be less risky. Billions of taxpayer dollars are at stake along with major contracting work for defense and intelligence companies … [Read more…]

Postal Service-Style Health Care

August 14, 2009 – President Obama stumbled onto the analogy which perfectly points out the dangers of the very government-run health care system that he advocates. In a recent public appearance Obama tried to assure concerned citizens that a government-option health insurer would not drive private insurers out of business. He said, “UPS and FedEx … [Read more…]

Obama cuts pay raises for federal workers

In an Aug. 31 letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Obama said he would use his power to reduce the federal employee pay raise set for January 2010 from 2.4 percent to 2.0 percent. “The growth in federal requirements is straining the federal budget,” wrote Obama. His letter said a 2.4 percent increase would … [Read more…]

Manufacturing Stabilizes, but Labor Market Is Still Weak

Declines in U.S. manufacturing activity slowed last month, raising the likelihood that the sector — and perhaps the broader economy — could see growth in the second half of the year. But separate reports showed the labor market remains weak, an obstacle to recovery. Read more at Wall Street Journal.