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August 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Tax Reform and Job Creation Go Hand In Hand

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Jefferson Journal: Tax Reform and Job Creation Go Hand In Hand — In one business survey after another, Virginia is slipping from its high rated position of a few short years ago.  Our economy did not grow last year.  Our growth rate was zero.  And with federal military spending decreasing, our future must be based on encouraging job growth in companies not as reliant on federal dollars as in the past.  So what should this year's crop of General Assembly candidates be suggesting?  Here's one big idea.  Read It Here!

July 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Health Care Should Be Reformed

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Jefferson Journal: Health Care Should Be Reformed — By Michael W. Thompson  The Supreme Court decided Obamacare is here to stay.  It has given its "constitutional seal of approval" twice in two years, and that means any changes will have to be accomplished legislatively and not through the courts.  But it's time to have a serious discussion about how to change the current Obamacare program to make it better and end the debilitating impacts on our economy.  Here are just a few of those problems ... and their "fixes." (7/13/2015)  Read It Here!

June 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Should Virginians Help Bail Out Puerto Rico?

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Jefferson Journal: Should Virginians Help Bail Out Puerto Rico? — By Michael Thompson Puerto rico is in serious financial crisis, and because the island is a U.S. territory, this is a matter of concern to taxpayers in Virginia and throughout the country.  Today it owes some $74 billion in current debts, with long term liabilities exceeding $160 billion.  But should U.S. taxpayers underwrite a bailout?  Read It Here!

May 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Another Obamacare Problem

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Jefferson Journal: Another Obamacare Problem — By Michael W. Thompson  Once again the federal government is about to harm the competitiveness of small and mid-sized businesses in Virginia.  And once again, it is because of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare as it is known.  A lack of any business expertise has haunted Obamacare from the beginning.  Here's what's happening this time.  Read It Here!

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