By Robert Brodsky The Business Coalition for Fair Competition, a group of 13 national business, taxpayer and free market organizations, called the policy “a mixed bag.” “It will bring to a halt the unjustified government performance or insourcing of commercial activities that we have seen in recent months,” said the group’s President John Palatiello. “On the … [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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.
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…]
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…]
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…]
Should cities be in the business of running businesses ranging from convention centers to farmers markets? Selling off golf courses, contracting out parking concessions, and all manner of public-private partnerships are generating billions of dollars in revenue and dramatically improving city services in places such as Chicago and Indianapolis. Will Cleveland’s elected officials learn the … [Read more…]
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.