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GOP congressman rips Chamber of Commerce and gives back award

Reposted from The Washington Post ********* GOP congressman rips Chamber of Commerce and gives back award Sean Sullivan | July 24, 2014 | Washington Post Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) has a message for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: I don’t need your stinkin’ award. Bentivolio, whose primary challenger is backed…

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Infrastructure, Jobs, Economic Growth…. Where is the Leadership???

Reposted from the Dan DiMicco’s blog ******** Infrastructure, Jobs, Economic Growth…. Where is the Leadership??? Dan DiMicco | July 17, 2014 | dandimicco.com For the last 6 years we have been pointing out to EVERYONE in Washington the need for job creation. One of the “Right in your Face” solutions…

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Fightin’ Words

Bob Hall, a longtime CPA supporter, sent us his thoughts: A nation is an economy.  We wanted our own, so we broke away from England and adopted a Constitution that (still) gives our government the power to protect American commercial interests and to discriminate against danged foreigners.  On July 14, the…

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OMB Should Withdraw Proposed Revisions to U.S. Manufacturing and Trade Statistics

Reposted from Working Economics, the EPI Blog ********** OMB Should Withdraw Proposed Revisions to U.S. Manufacturing and Trade Statistics Robert E. Scott | July 21, 2014 | EPI On May 22, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget solicited comments on a proposal for changes to the North American Industry…

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“Buy American” – Real or Window Dressing?

The following is an Op-Ed article by William D. Feniger, Universal Metals, LLC “Buy American” – Real or Window Dressing? There is a lot of big talk, flag waving and hot air being thrown about in the United States today relating to “Buy American.” In reality, the game is to…

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Alibaba’s I.P.O. Could Be a Bonanza for the Scions of Chinese Leaders

Reposted from The New York Times ********* Alibaba’s I.P.O. Could Be a Bonanza for the Scions of Chinese Leaders Michael Forsythe | July 20, 2014 | NY Times It was billed as the biggest private financing deal in the history of China. In September 2012, the Alibaba Group announced that it had…

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Taking Back America: Here, Finally, Is A Chinese Mega-Blooper — And A Chance For The U.S. To Turn The Tables

Reposted from Forbes ******* Taking Back America: Here, Finally, Is A Chinese Mega-Blooper — And A Chance For The U.S. To Turn The Tables Eamonn Fingleton | July 18, 2014 | Forbes At 83, anthropologist Marshall Sahlins is a veteran of many controversies, but nothing has prepared him for the…

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Chinese Meat Supplier of McDonald’s and KFC Gets the Ax

Reposted from The New York Times ********* Chinese Meat Supplier of McDonald’s and KFC Gets the Ax Neil Gough | July 21, 2014 | NY Times The Chinese outlets of McDonald’s and KFC have stopped using meat from a Shanghai company after a local television news program accused the supplier of using…

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Inverted Thinking on Corporate Taxes: Instead of trying to bar U.S. companies from going overseas, why not make America more hospitable?

Reposted from The Wall Street Journal ******** Inverted Thinking on Corporate Taxes Instead of trying to bar U.S. companies from going overseas, why not make America more hospitable? Michael J. Graetz | July 16, 2014 | WSJ Opinion Treasury Secretary Jack Lew must have loved the children’s classic ” Hans…

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Proposed U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty Would Expose U.S. Laws to Extrajudicial Attacks by Chinese Corporations Operating Here, Incentivize More Offshoring of American Jobs

Reposted from Public Citizen Press Room (July 10, 2014) ********* Proposed U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty Would Expose U.S. Laws to Extrajudicial Attacks by Chinese Corporations Operating Here, Incentivize More Offshoring of American Jobs Chinese Acquisitions, Establishment of U.S. Subsidiaries Growing at 80 Percent Annual Rate with 820 Major Deals Totaling…

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