Tag Archive for small business

Myths about Minimum Wage Leading into Irvine’s Living Wage Repeal Attempt

Minimum Wage Kitty

The Irvine City Council majority will almost certainly repeal the city’s Living Wage ordinance, first installed in 2007, which required contractors for city business who won contracts in excess of $100,000 to pay workers in Orange County between $10.82/hour (with benefits) or $13/hour without benefits.  The media coverage of the act is calling out Irvine’s…

Small Business Lending Bill Will Expand Credit, Tax Incentives to Help O.C. Firms Grow

The following press release, presented in its entirety and with original emphasis,  arrived today from Rep. Loretta Sanchez Congresswoman’s amendment would encourage smart investments in high-growth industries in Southern California WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today voted to provide Orange County’s small businesses with the capital they need to grow – and fuel…

Obama Weekly Address: Opening Doors for Small Business

Reiterating once again his commitment to small business as the engine of our economy, the President urges Congress to move forward immediately on steps to help them expand and create jobs. These proposals include using $30 billion in TARP funds to create a new Small Business Lending Fund to provide capital to community banks to increase lending to small businesses…

Fact Checking John Campbell on Healthcare

Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport Beach), the congressman who won’t bring a dime home to CD-48 but voted for a $700 million bill to protect wild mustangs (must have thought it was Ford Mustangs), has a fact-challenged post on healthcare on the FlashReport where he parrots a debunked claim from batsh!t Minnesota congresswoman Michelle Bachman. Campbell’s…