Op-Eds

Published in The Hill on March 20, 2018 by Alfredo Ortiz

These health plans create level playing field for small business

In the coming weeks, the Labor Department is expected to release a final rule that will allow the use of association health plans. These plans […]

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Published in The Hill on March 12, 2018 by Chip Rogers

Obama-era ’employer’ definition back from the dead to destroy franchises

Who is your employer? Most people don’t have trouble answering this question. In fact, it’s something so obvious that only Washington bureaucrats could confuse it. […]

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Published in Forbes on March 9, 2018 by Ed Rensi

I’ve Spent Half a Century Witnessing Power of the Franchise System. This NLRB Decision Threatens It.

Want to achieve the American Dream of becoming a small business owner but don’t want to spend years establishing your brand? Then the franchise system […]

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Published in Daily Caller on March 7, 2018 by Heidi Ganahl

The Senate Must Clean Up Obama’s Joint Employer Ping-Pong MESS

In 2015, under President Barack Obama, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) opened the floodgates for lawsuits against businesses by making employers liable for labor […]

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Published in Today's Hotelier on March 2, 2018 by Alfredo Ortiz

A well-oiled economy equals growth

Almost every industry in the U.S. is affected by the price of oil. It’s used for transportation, manufacturing, and the production of everything from golf […]

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Published in Wall Street Journal on March 2, 2018 by Andy Puzder

A Bad Obama Labor Rule, Resurrected

The Na­tional La­bor Re­la­tions Board dealt small busi­nesses a blow on Mon­day when it brought back an Obama-era de­f­i­n­i­tion of what con­sti­tutes an em­ployer. The […]

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Published in Bacon's Rebellion on February 27, 2018 by Alfredo Ortiz

Comstock Supports the Tax Cuts. Do her Democratic Foes?

Democrats have put Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, represented by Republican Barbara Comstock, in their crosshairs in their attempt to take back the House of Representatives […]

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Published in The Hill on February 12, 2018 by Alfredo Ortiz

Success of tax cuts expose hypocrisy of the Democrats

Tax cuts are “Armageddon” and “the worst bill in the history of the United States Congress,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in December. They’re “irresponsible, reckless, unjust, […]

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Published in USA Today on January 26, 2018 by Alfredo Ortiz

Roaring economy gives Trump bragging rights for State of the Union address

President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address next week, chronicling the many successes of 2017. You can expect the economy to […]

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Published in Wall Street Journal on January 23, 2018 by Andy Puzder

Give Your Workers a Tax-Cut Bonus

It’s not a Valentine’s Day bonus. It’s a lasting pay raise thanks to the Republican tax cut. That’s the message employers should give their employees […]

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