OP-ED·December 13, 2022

Regulation Crowdfunding Can Help independent Businesses Access Capital When They Need it Most

By: CJ Connell
Appeared in the Southern Oregon Business Journal. The Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate increases are making traditional loans too expensive for many independent businesses, impacting Main Streets and weighing on economic growth. In this credit environment, venture entrepreneurs should consider an innovative and relatively new alternative to accessing growth… Read More

OP-ED·December 1, 2022

Businesses need more than Biden’s empty words to drive economy

By: Brian Cooper
Appeared in The Detroit News. President Biden touted his administration’s so-called economic progress at an event in Bay City on Tuesday. Yet Biden’s rosy rhetoric doesn’t match economic reality. Ongoing high inflation, falling real wages, and a declining stock market are making Americans poorer and eroding their… Read More

OP-ED·November 18, 2022

Congress must reduce runaway health care costs

By: Eric Stader
Appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal. As a physician, one of the biggest problems I see facing the country is the ridiculous cost of health care. This perennial issue must finally be solved by Congress before it further devastates American pocketbooks and public health. A recent Kaiser Health News… Read More

OP-ED·August 8, 2022

Congress should extend tax cuts to help small businesses

By: Guy Berkebile
Appeared in Penn Live. Historic inflation is putting an immense burden on ordinary Americans. But the pain is even worse for small businesses. Consumer prices have increased 9.1% over the last year, but wholesale prices that businesses pay have increased by 11.3%. Commodity prices are growing even faster. The… Read More

OP-ED·August 2, 2022

Better alternatives to student debt forgiveness

By: Erika Donalds
Appeared in the South Florida Sun Sentinel. President Biden seems to be waffling on his plan to cancel college debt. He’s reportedly set to forgive $10,000 of student loans for households that make less than $300,000 per year. Democrats hope such a jubilee will reverse the president’s plummeting polling… Read More

OP-ED·July 19, 2022

Pending vote on public unions shows why businesses are fleeing Illinois

By: Nicole Wolter
Appeared in the Daily Herald. Some companies are saying sayonara to the Prairie State. After more than 90 years of calling Illinois home, construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is moving its corporate headquarters to Irving, Texas—and taking 230 jobs with it. The news comes on the heels of… Read More

OP-ED·May 16, 2022

Candidates must pass the small business litmus test

By: Guy Berkebile
Appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  The Pennsylvania primary is here. And one litmus test voters should apply to candidates before pulling the lever is the degree to which they support the small business community. Most politicians will talk the talk, but they also need to walk the walk. There… Read More

OP-ED·May 6, 2022

Arizona passes policies Congress should mimic

By: Michael Peller
Appeared in the Arizona Capitol Times. The Biden administration has signaled what they’re looking for in the federal budget proposal for fiscal year 2023. What’s included? Notably, more fiscally irresponsible government spending and ideas to raise or create new taxes. Curiously, the plan hides just how much… Read More

OP-ED·April 18, 2022

Alfredo Ortiz: Protect Taxpayers and the Economy by Making the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Permanent

By: Alfredo Ortiz
Appeared in Breitbart. Monday is Tax Day, the deadline for Americans to file their 2021 tax returns. While filing taxes is painful, especially for small businesses, it could get a lot worse in the years to come. President Biden’s recently announced budget proposes raising taxes by $2.5 trillion. He… Read More

News Story·April 12, 2022

Job Creators Network launches 7-figure ‘Great Opportunity Project’ ad buy to promote free-market policies

By: Tyler O'Neil
Appeared in Fox Business. EXCLUSIVE – The Job Creators Network (JCN) is launching a seven-figure “Great Opportunity Project” to promote free-market policies that it says have led to prosperity. The project will run across the country, with policies enacted in Georgia, South Dakota and Arizona, featured and additional states to be mentioned as the… Read More

OP-ED·April 11, 2022

‘Great Opportunity Project’ Spreads Best State Economic Policies Nationwide

By: Alfredo Ortiz and Jonathan Williams
Appeared in RealClear Politics. Next Monday is Tax Day, the last day for Americans to file their 2021 tax returns. This year’s Tax Day coincides with President Biden’s recent proposal to raise taxes on small businesses, corporations, and individuals by $2.5 trillion. His plan would partly reverse the Tax… Read More

OP-ED·April 11, 2022

Column: Follow Iowa’s example

By: Erik Lee
Appeared in the Quad-City Times. Small business owners are becoming increasingly frustrated with the fallout of policies driven by the Biden administration. As out-of-control spending continues to be the name of the game in Washington, D.C., Iowans are experiencing inflation that hasn’t been seen in four decades. It’s no… Read More

OP-ED·April 9, 2022

Florida Provides a Blueprint Other States Should Follow | Opinion

By: Jeremy Torisk
Appeared in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. A new report card of America’s governors put together by famed economists Art Laffer, Steve Moore, and others ranks Gov. Ron DeSantis as the number three head state executive in the country. The scoring system is based on a wide variety of factors that… Read More

OP-ED·February 23, 2022

Local Opinion: Arizona provides a good blueprint for state tax reform

By: Carlos Ruiz
Appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. As famously noted by Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in 1932 to explain federalism, states “are the laboratories of democracy.” Empowered with the autonomy to explore and test policy proposals, states can either act as a beacon for others to follow or a… Read More