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SBSC WEEKLY BRIEFING
The Latest News and Activities from the
Small Business Survival Committee
November 29, 2001
1. SBSC to Key Vote Upcoming Trade Vote in House
2. Trade Promotion Authority Good for Small Business
3. Afghanistan, Women and Trade
4. Positive Economic Points During Recession
5. The Latest on Telecommuting
6. Local Government Run Amok
SSBSC TO KEY VOTE UPCOMING TRADE VOTE IN HOUSE
SBSC Chairman Karen Kerrigan sent a letter to Congress this week noting that SBSC would make the upcoming vote (scheduled for December 6) on trade promotion authority (TPA) an SBSC "key vote," noting that "a vote for TPA is a vote for small business." Kerrigan wrote: "I wanted to take this opportunity to express how vital passage of TPA is to America's small businesses and entrepreneurs? America's small business and entrepreneurial sector are the engines of U.S. economic growth, but our entrepreneurs will require a level playing and access to the world marketplace if they are to maintain the level of job creation, innovation and vitality that is so integral to the health of our overall economy. Trade, and specifically TPA, is a matter of common sense, sound economics and just happens to be in our national interest."
SBSC strongly encourages our members and supporters to contact their U.S. Representatives and urge them to support TPA for President Bush. A great place to visit with the latest daily updates on the upcoming vote is the Progress for America (PFA) website. SBSC has been closely working with PFA on TPA and a host of other issues critical to the health and vitality of small business. Please visit their new website, where you can sign a resolution in support of TPA for President Bush, or send an e-mail message to your U.S. House Member. You can send a message now by linking to: www.progressforamerica.org /1101/
To read Kerrigan's letter, go to:
TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY GOOD FOR SMALL BUSINESS
In his latest SBSC Weekly Cybercolumn, SBSC chief economist Raymond J. Keating spells out the important role international trade plays for the U.S. economy and for small businesses. Again, Keating notes how important it is for Congress to grant the President trade promotion authority.
To read Keating's column, go to:
AFGHANISTAN, WOMEN AND TRADE
In her latest Small Business Briefing, SBSC Chairman Karen Kerrigan explains how free trade spurs economic prosperity at home and around the world. In particular, Kerrigan notes how open trade can help Afghanistan-and particularly the women of Afghanistan-after suffering under the tyrannical rule of the Taliban.
To read Kerrigan's column, go to:
POSITIVE ECONOMIC POINTS DURING RECESSION
A recent SBSC Fact of the Week spells out the many positive developments that the U.S. economy has experienced in recent years, which are worth noting in these troubled economic times.
To read this SBSC Fact of the Week, go to:
THE LATEST ON TELECOMMUTING
The latest SBSC Fact of the Week takes a look at the most recent numbers on how many businesses allow employees to telecommute, and also notes which employees will thrive telecommuting and which will not.
To read the latest SBSC Fact of the Week, go to:
LOCAL GOVERNMENT RUN AMOK
Carolan & Keating
In their latest "Carolan & Keating" column for Newsday, SBSC chief economist Raymond J. Keating and his partner Matt Carolan illustrate through stunning examples that wasteful spending is not limited to federal and state governments, but is a big problem at the local level as well.
To read "Carolan & Keating," go to:
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