Economy & Budget

Brewing up U.S. jobs

Small businesses are the economic engines that drive our nation. Take craft brewers, for instance. Although they may be small, these breweries provide a big economic boost for this country. The more than 2,800 craft breweries in the U.S. provide...

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We are making it in America . . . Thanks to imports

Lawmakers have called for a component of this year’s legislative agenda to be “Make It In America.” Everyone supports more U.S. job creation and a Made in the U.S.A. label, but the reality is that millions of American jobs are supported by...

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Current budget law makes Congress too near-sighted

To understand the return on investment to U.S. taxpayers of tackling challenges like infrastructure funding, improving education, and expanding obesity prevention, Congress really needs the long-term picture.

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Investing in R&D: Discovering the unimaginable

Since the U.S. business tax credit for research and development (R&D) was enacted in 1981, U.S. innovators have had to wait 15 times for it to be extended. That’s 15 times that progress was slowed, new ideas were stifled and unknown...

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Create good jobs with bold ideas

Radical policies coming from this administration are acting like a straitjacket holding back potential.

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Beware phony Freddie/Fannie ‘reform’

While the media often characterizes this plan as “ending” Fannie and Freddie, most of their functions would simply be transferred to a new giant government entity, the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation (FMIC).

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