Innovation, Entrepreneurship And Health Care Reform

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Protecting the United States’ leadership in innovation is a priority Americans can agree upon. As political discussions on health care policy continue across the country, the impact to the health care entrepreneurial ecosystem should be taken into serious account. As a founding member of a Washington, D.C. think tank, I interpreted ACA legislation and conducted American opinion polling in 2009. I recently re-polled American “likely voters” on health policy issues, to understand ...read more

Silicon Valley Veteran Says Tech Giants 'More Powerful Than AT&T Ever Was'

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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct 18 (Reuters) - Two of the technology industry’s top startup investors took to the stage at a conference on Wednesday to decry the power that companies such as Facebook Inc had amassed and call for a redistribution of wealth. Bill Maris, who founded Alphabet Inc’s venture capital arm and now runs venture fund Section 32, and Sam Altman, president of startup accelerator Y Combinator, said widespread discontent over income inequality helped elect U.S. Presiden ...read more

Americans Are Gravely Mistaken About The 'Death Tax'

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WASHINGTON ― Whenever a small business owner dies, a cruel tax man swoops in on his mourning family with a hefty bill, forcing the children of farmers and mom-and-pop shops to sell off the family business to pay the government. That’s the story Republicans have been telling for years about the “death tax” ― their scary name for the estate tax. In reality, this longstanding part of the tax code only affects multimillionaires. And as President Donald Trump and Republ ...read more

The GOP Tax Plan Is Not As Simple As They Say

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WASHINGTON ― Tax accountants worried that the Republican promise of a new, simpler tax code will put them out of business can take heart in at least part of the proposal: a drastic tax cut for “small” businesses. While eliminating a number of deductions and credits may indeed simplify an arcane set of rules, the creation of a new, lower tax rate for so-called S corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships could require a forest of new regulations to prevent high-wage ear ...read more

Justice Gorsuch, Stand With Employers Who Respect The Law

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I’m not a lawyer—I run a beer company in Denver. But as a small business owner who takes pride in treating our workers right, I’m concerned about an upcoming Supreme Court case that could give an unfair advantage to big corporations that cut corners and break the law.  When my business partner and I started the Denver Beer Company in 2011, we set out to do two things: to brew great beers and to build community in a town we love. We knew that if we wanted to offer the kind ...read more