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“Don’t Limit the American Dream

Change is hard. We resist it in most cases, particularly when it comes to the America so many of us know and love dearly. As an American who has grown up in a middle-class family, my experience is what the American dream promises: healthy, safe living with great opportunity for…

White House Makes Economic Case for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The economic case for comprehensive immigration reform is well documented. Government economists at the Congressional Budget Office and the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Chief Actuary, along with a number of academic economists have shown that reforming our broken immigration system can have a significant positive impact on the federal balance sheet, Social Security…

How the new ACA announcement impacts your business

Last week, the White House announced that it will allow businesses more time to comply with new regulations stipulated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Specifically, the Administration has delayed the mandate requiring businesses with more than 50 employees to provide health care coverage — moving it from 2014 to…

Spotlight: Business Support for Reducing Carbon Pollution

Business Forward member companies Walmart and PG&E were featured in a White House blog last week by Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarret for their support of policies that will reduce Carbon Pollution.  “We applaud the President and his administration for their commitment to renewable energy and conservation. Investing in…

Who Will Bridge The Jobs Gap? The Case For Startups And Young Firms

Every president since Ronald Reagan has, in a major address, repeated the claim the small businesses create most new jobs. Most U.S. companies are small – more than 99 percent of businesses earn less than $10 million per year, and most businesses with any employees at all have fewer than…

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