Latest Legatum Prosperity Index Flags the ‘American Dream’ at Risk. In an unprecedented fall, the US drops out of the top ten of the 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index.
US drops out of global prosperity ‘top ten’ ranking for the first time.
Falling confidence in elections prompts drop in Governance rankings.
US falls eight places in Entrepreneurship & Opportunity sub-index, as fewer citizens agree that working hard is the key to success.
Asia’s emerging economies overtake US in Economy sub-index.
Credit: Legatum Prosperity Index
The latest findings from the Legatum Prosperity Index expose a United States in decline. In an unprecedented fall, America drops to 12th position in the worldwide prosperity rankings – with weakening performance across five of the Index’s eight sub-categories.
Falling confidence in elections and a declining Government approval rate has triggered a Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2012 — Tomorrow will mark two years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) became law and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) continues to work to educate both its members and Congress about the heavy financial burden small business will carry as a result of this law.
“The healthcare law is financially devastating for small business,” said Dan Danner, CEO of NFIB. “The employer mandate and health insurance tax will be job-killers, and Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – Karen Harned, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center, today lauded the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Sackett v. EPA, to uphold landowner rights.
Requiring overtime for in-home caregivers will have detrimental effects, says NFIB
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Federation of Independent Business(NFIB), the nation’s leading small-business association, submitted comments today to the U.S. Department of Labor warning of the potentially crushing effects of a proposed rule requiring overtime for home health care workers. The new rule would reduce the availability of in-home care while having no positive impact on workers’ wages. Continue reading →
Painful truths about Obamacare revealed in this brief video from American Doctors 4 Truth. In this version, Barack Obama throws grandma over the edge and doctors explain how he is (figuratively, of course) in fact doing so. -Alan
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has just introduced legislation designed to reign in out-of- control federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers. The bill, if enacted, will be a vital blow to the enforcement of radical environmental/Agenda 21- inspired Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. – Next week marks the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Signing this Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, the two bills that comprise Obamacare, was an egregious violation of President Obama’s oath to uphold the Constitution, as the individual and employer Continue reading →
One of most troubling aspects of the growth of government is how it has limited our creativity in response to challenges of all kinds. This is especially apparent when financial difficulties confront us today. Instead of brainstorming as a society for fresh approaches to age-old difficulties, we pass the problems along to elected officials Continue reading →
Sweeping new regulations could impact millions of taxpayers
Elmer Kilian hangs a wooden shingle outside his home during tax season, as he has for the past 30 years. Photo via IJ
Arlington, Va.—The IRS has imposed an unlawful licensing scheme that benefits powerful industry insiders and could affect millions of taxpayers—and more than 350,000 independent tax return preparers.
That is why today three independent tax preparers—Sabina Loving of Chicago, John Gambino of Hoboken, N.J., and Elmer Kilian of Eagle, Wisc.,—have joined forces with the Institute for Justice in filing suit against the IRS in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Continue reading →