Items Tagged with 'Congress'


Earmarks coming back

June 12, 2015
I read with interest the op-ed by Steve Carey in the May 26 Business Journal (Guest Column: “Restore Congressional control over direct spending”) bemoaning the loss of federal earmarks, blaming the Tea Party for their demise. Read More

Discretionary spending cuts could actually harm economy

December 26, 2014
There was nothing positive in the “wretched” FY 2015 spending bill recently passed by Congress. Read More

Amash shows leadership in pursuit of transparency

August 16, 2013
In the first week of the Congressional summer recess, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade, has given most of his time to constituents and town hall meetings. Read More

Estate planning tax update after enactment of ATRA

By now you should have all heard that Congress narrowly averted the country's fall over the "fiscal cliff" at the very last moment (well, actually, after the very last moment, but retroactive to the very last moment) by enacting the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, known as ATRA. Read More

Snyder must act quickly to repair Motor City

February 22, 2013
It has been another week spent mired in the drama of the continuing saga of a crippled Congress, deadlocked amid the unmitigated threats of sequestration, and then Detroit was officially declared a financial emergency. Read More

The silver lining in the fiscal cliff tax changes

February 1, 2013
I tell my children that one needs to view the glass as half full and not half empty. Read More

CPAs working in the dark while Congress argues

Future of existing tax loopholes has some business owners unsure about what path to take.

January 11, 2013
The continuing inability of Congress and the Obama administration to work out a long-term financial plan that finally addresses taxes and spending and ends the debt ceiling controversy is prolonging the confusion and anxiety felt by business clients at many CPA firms. Read More

Congress stumbles over the fiscal cliff

November 27, 2012
"Everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. And I'd be talking about the fiscal cliff, too – if I knew what the hell it was." –David Letterman. Read More