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Thursday / Sep 12, 2019 /

The Big Shift: Candidate Former Vice President Joe Biden

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Joe Biden comes into the election from the perspective of having been the 47th vice president of the United States, in the Obama administration.  He has run for president twice before, in 1998 and 2008, and then became vice president from 2009-2017 under President Obama.  He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law with his…

Tuesday / Sep 10, 2019 /

The Big Shift: Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, VT) is serving his third term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2018.  He is currently an independent, but caucuses with Democrats on most major issues. In 2015, Sanders ran for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.  He eventually lost to Hillary Clinton, but won 23 primaries and caucuses, garnering…

Friday / Sep 06, 2019 /

The Big Shift: Candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren was elected to the United States Senate on November 6, 2012, by the people of Massachusetts.  She is now serving as the senior United States Senator from her state.  Senator Warren was a law professor for more than 30 years, including nearly 20 years as the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard…

Tuesday / Aug 20, 2019 /

The Big Shift: Candidate Pete Buttigieg

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This month we are attempting to peer through the haze of candidate rhetoric and hyperbole to find the core of their economic plans and what they would mean for job creation, growth, and the business environment.  We’re going to review the current top 5 polling candidates, going from lowest polling to highest: Buttigieg, Harris, Sanders,…

Tuesday / Aug 20, 2019 /

2020 Election Research: The Big Shift

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This month we’re doing a 2020 Democrat candidate series which objectively cover the proposed policies of the 2020 Presidential candidates, along side President Trump.  The 2020 election represents the potential for one of the largest shifts in government policy during our lifetimes. Alongside this shift, proposed policies and their (potential) implementation will create major uncertainty…

Monday / Aug 12, 2019 /

Trade War Risk Extends to 2020

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Trade War Risk Extends to 2020 “In light of the implications of global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures, the Committee decided to lower the target range for the federal funds rate to 2 to 2-1/4 percent.” Federal Open Market Committee 7/31/2019 At the end of July, the US Federal…

Wednesday / Nov 02, 2016 /

The 2016 Election: Congress

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While there has been tremendous interest in the race for the US president, there are also other important elections being held for various seats in the US Congress.  Every two years, all 435 members of the US House of Representatives are up for re-election and around one third of the 100 members US Senate.  In…

Tuesday / Jan 26, 2016 /

For Iowa: Rubio tax and economic plans take the middle ground

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  In the last article of our three part series on the Republican candidates and their major economic policies impacting Iowa, we review Florida Senator Marco Rubio and his key programs for business.  Like Trump’s plan, Rubio’s plan cuts the 35% nominal corporate tax rate, limits the tax rate on pass-through business income, and enacts…

Tuesday / Jan 26, 2016 /

For Iowa: Cruz Tax and Economic Plan Big Positive, Small Negative

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Continuing in our three part series covering Republican candidates and their economic policies as they impact Iowa, we now turn to Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his key programs for business.  Unlike Donald Trump, Cruz has a unique tax reform plan that calls for fundamental changes to the way taxes are calculated and collected in…

Thursday / Dec 03, 2015 /

What the U.S. budget and debt ceiling deal means for businesses

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Overview:  Both the U.S. House and Senate passed a combined budget and debt ceiling bill. Key Points:  This action takes away 2 major uncertainties for businesses, as there will be no federal government shutdown and no default on government debt. After months of work, Congress has passed critical legislation on the federal budget and the…