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Puzder. Please.Now

Apparently some weak knees exist in the Senate regarding the nomination of Andy Puzder to be Labor Secretary. Collins and Murkowski seem to be anti several of Republican cabinet members, because they’re getting paid to be anti. Maybe their union … Continue reading

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Show Us the Money!

There seems to be some confusion in the Trump camp about whether they should put lower taxes or affordable health care at the top of their agenda. For us, as representatives of the small business community (and we’re on the … Continue reading

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So Just Get On With It

C’mon guys and gals in the Federal Government, and especially in the Senate. Give Donald the people he wants, say what is useful to say, take the votes and move on. The Dimmocrats (Lou Dobbs term) are just looking foolish … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Obama Rules

We thought it would be useful to let you know about the labor rules that are likely to be scrapped under Trump’s administration. Courtesy of Kiplinger’s Letter, here they are: No more employee rights under NLRB…..in fact, we wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Hail and Farewell

This is an old Navy term that connotes the changing of command, and it’s about the nicest thing I could say regarding the departure of Barry and the Gangsters. Farewell to Little Barry.  Thank God that we only have to … Continue reading

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So, What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

No, we don’t mean lose 10 pounds. We mean, for you business owners and CEOs/Presidents out there, what are you going to resolve to do this year, and it doesn’t all have to do with more sales. Here are some … Continue reading

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What’re You Going to Do in 2017?

OK, forget the disasters of the Obama years, other than the fact that we suspect he’s going to be an annoying presence on the US and global stage for some years to come. Worse than Jimmy Carter. But on to … Continue reading

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What to Expect of Trump

The unexpected. The Donald is a good listener, even for a New Yorker, and he absorbs what you say and synthesizes what you say on a topic with what others say. There’s the public Trump, which sounds authoritarian, but he … Continue reading

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What Carrier Really Means

OK, the Donald went to bat for the Carrier workers, and good for all. We can probably expect more of this as managements rebalance balance all of their stakeholder interests. We had sent a tersely worded text to our buddies … Continue reading

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The Trump Bump

Happy Thanksgiving to all readers, and with the right person in the White House, it WILL be a Happy Thanksgiving, now that we’ve all been spared from four years of Nurse Ratchet. During our group meeting after the election, one of the … Continue reading

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