Business Roundtable

NGOs Need to Keep Pressing Business to Be Transparent Taxpaying Global Citizens

I have been both a lobbyist and a banker, and I understand the instincts of the business associations to protect their members, but from a societal perspective, exposing the money behind the politics is just common sense.

Business Groups Assail Political Transparency Read More: Business Roundtable, Transparency, Corporations, National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, Chamber of Commerce, US Chamber of Commerce, John Engler, Campaign Finance, Politics News

Three of the nation's most prominent trade associations are striking back at a corporate disclosure study that concludes large companies are increasingly more transparent about their politicking.

Lipstick on the Pig of Education Reform

Politicians repeat deceptive talking points about broken schools while ignoring the elephant of poverty and racism in the room. So-called educational reform has been an failure and even Estee Lauder herself couldn't make this a pretty picture.

Some In House GOP Ignoring Warnings From Old Allies

WASHINGTON (AP) ? Having failed to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown, business leaders fear bi...

The New Curriculum Wars? Read More: Common Core State Standards, Education News, George Washington University, Arne Duncan, Marco Rubio, School Funding, Jeb Bush, Center on Education Policy, Common Core Critique, Business Roundtable, Politics News, Education, Common Core, Common Core Standards, Exxon, Teachers, Common Core Controversy, Politics News

As politicians bicker over the controversial Common Core education standards, some states are already well into the process of teaching them, accordin...

CEOs Push To Limit Taxes On Record-Breaking Offshore Profits Read More: The Business Roundtable, Business Roundtable, Video, Offshore-Profits, Corporate Profits, Business Rountable Offshore Profits, General-Electric-Taxes-Offshore-Profits, Business News, Apple Offshore Profits, Corporate Tax Reform, Facebook-Offshore-Profits, Business News

At a time when major U.S. corporations have a record amount of cash stashed abroad, a group of influential CEOs want to make it even easier for compan...

Inequality in the Social Security Debate

Next time you see one of these CEOs on TV lecturing about belt-tightening, keep in mind who's talking. The stakes in this debate are extremely high for ordinary Americans who work hard every day but still have to worry about their retirement security.

Top Republican's Bank Tax Bill Would Punish Grand Bargain-Backing CEOs Read More: Taxes, Congress, Economy, Derivatives, Financial Speculation Tax, Financial Transactions Tax, Corker, Too Big to Fail, Jobs, Aig, Obama, Fix the Debt Coalition, Fix the Debt, Barack Obama, Camp, Business Roundtable, Dave Camp, Deficit, Politics, Video, Wall Street Crisis, Federal Budget Deficit, Wall Street, Bank Tax, Hatch, Bob Corker, Orrin Hatch, Fiscal Cliff, Budget Deficit, Politics News

WASHINGTON -- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) is considering legislation that would significantly increase taxes for the n...

Fiscal Cliff Gave Big Boost To One Crafty Industry Read More: Business Roundtable, Politics, Video, JP Morgan, Business Lobbying 2012, Lobbying Fiscal Cliff, Lobbying, Fiscal Cliff Lobbying, Lobbying 2012, Business Lobbying, LobbyingExpenditures, US Chamber of Commerce, Business Lobbying Fiscal Cliff, Politics News

WASHINGTON -- Lobbying expenditures for large pro-business lobbying groups soared in the last quarter of 2012, driven by election-year politics, the l...

CEOs Push To Raise Retirement Age

WASHINGTON (AP) ? An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Securi...

The Self-Serving Reason CEOs Are Giving In On Higher Taxes Read More: Business Roundtable, Territorial Taxation, Business Roundtable Fiscal Cliff, Debt Crisis, Boeing Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Ceos Fiscal Cliff, Companies Fiscal Cliff, Honeywell, Dave Cote, Honeywell Fiscal Cliff, Business News

After spending months opposing tax increases for the wealthiest Americans, the Business Roundtable, an influential corporate lobbying group, this week...

Whiny Tiny-Minded Titans & Loophole Logic Read More: Business Roundtable, Taxes, Infrastructure, Milton Friedman, John Boehner, Gop, Fiscal Cliff, Corporate Taxes, Business, Barack Obama, Business News

What would happen if everybody did the same -- if everybody found a way to create a legal fig leaf loophole that allowed them to evade contributing to the costs of running the country, or rationalized why they should get payments from the public purse?

Reporters Kicked Out Of Obama Talk With CEOs

Reporters were forced to leave when President Obama started taking questions from CEOs during a meeting of the Business Roundtable on Wednesday. Jo...

'They're Playing With Nitroglycerin' Read More: Lloyd Blankfein, Business Roundtable, Brian Moynihan, Goldman Sachs, Video, Cbo, David Cote, Reuters, Ceos, Ceos Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Honeywell, Congressional Budget Office, Business News

(In Nov. 13 story, corrects spelling of company name in penultimate paragraph to "Becton Dickinson" instead of "Beckton Dickinson") *...

Business Lobby Urges GOP to Oppose Health and Safety

It's time for the Business Roundtable and corporate America to agree, end their campaign of denial, delay and obstruction and become part of the solution to America's most pressing problems.

Romney Attacks Obama's Trade Record Despite Approval From Republican Groups Read More: President Obama, Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Free Trade, Obama Administration,

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Mitt Romney repeated a message he's pushed since early on in his campaign this Thursday: President Barack Obama hasn't negotiated any trade agreements...

Romney Calls Obama's Policies 'Anti-Investment, Anti-Business, Anti-Jobs' Read More: Business Roundtable, Video, Dodd-Frank, Obamacare, 2012 Election, President Obama, Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Solyndra, Barack Obama, Politics News

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of having "the most antiinvestment, anti-business, anti-jobs series of policies in modern Am...

CEOs Embrace Tax Hike Plans Rejected By Paul Ryan Read More: Taxes, Social Security, Tax Increase, Budget, Corporate Tax Reform, Corporate Taxes, Tax Hikes, Bowles-Simpson, Business Roundtable, Deficit, Video, Alice Rivlin, Pete Domenici, Simpson-Bowles, Ceos, Alan Simpson, Corporate Tax Loopholes, Tax Hike, Raising Taxes, Paul Ryan, Tax Increases, Politics News

WASHINGTON -- A powerful coalition of corporate executives on Wednesday praised a deficit reduction plan that has long been maligned by GOP leaders fo...

President Obama: Tax Reform Is Going To Be Like 'Pulling Teeth'

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama told business leaders Tuesday that the nation needs to reform its tax system to help boost the economy, saying th...

Many Big Company CEOs Say They May Cut Staff Read More: Business Roundtable, European Debt Crisis, Jobs Crisis, Video, Unemployment, Unemployment Rate, Big Ceos, Euro Debt Crisis, Ceos, Hiring, Joblessness, Sluggish Growth, Business News

WASHINGTON -- Two-thirds of chief executives of the largest U.S. companies say they don't plan to increase hiring or will cut staff in the next six mo...

Republican Rift: Big Business vs. Tea Party Read More: Tea Party, Mitch McConnell, Koch Brothers, Rush Limbaugh, John Boehner, Ron Paul, Big Business, Christian Right, Eric Cantor, Sarah Palin, Debt Ceiling, Freedomworks, National Rifle Association, Michele Bachmann, Americans for Prosperity, Glenn Beck, Rick Perry, Grover Norquist, Alan Simpson, Republican Party, Americans for Tax Reform, Tom Coburn, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, National Association of Manufacturers, Politics News

The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.

Despite Profits, Surveyed Corporations Paid Far Less Than Legally-Imposed Tax Rate Read More: Business Roundtable, American Electric, General Electric, Congress, US Companies, Exxon Mobil, Obama Administration, Corporate Tax Reform, Citizens for Tax Justice, Video, Business News

WASHINGTON (Kevin Drawbaugh) - Twelve big U.S. companies paid far less than the statutory corporate tax rate from 2008 to 2010, despite making sub...

Extortion Politics: Why Won't American Business Stop the GOP From Threatening to Blow Up The Economy?

No group of legislators is entitled to threaten to crash the United States economy if its demands aren't met. But the biggest surprise in the current debt ceiling standoff is the silence of American business and Wall Street, who have the most to lose.

The Tax Man Cometh -- Just Not for Everybody Read More: Business Roundtable, Taxes, Ge, President Reagan, President Barack Obama, Immelt, General Electric, General Electric Taxes, GE Taxes, Tax Avoidance, Jeffrey Immelt, Business News

Tax avoidance becomes inappropriate when it is the nation's major corporations that, through the efforts of their lobbyists, become the architects of the very tax avoidance schemes that they then take advantage of.

Obama Rejects Tax Increase On Big Business Read More: Geithner, Revenue Neutral, Wyden, Shared Sacrifice, Economy, Budget, Offshore Tax Havens, Obama, Corporate Tax Reform, Shutdown, Tax Shelters, Tax Reform, Corporate Taxes, Business Roundtable, Politics, Deficit, Corporations, Spending Cuts, Gregg, Wyden-Gregg, Third Way, Paul Ryan, Tax Havens, Politics News

WASHINGTON -- As Congress grinds closer to shutting down the federal government and the White House floats proposals to cut social services for workin...

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