Nov. 21, 2012

Stop Being So Gloomy, Republicans -- LEAD

By Edward Pozzuoli

In the wake of the recent presidential election, many Republicans across the country remain shell-shocked, some on suicide watch, with doom and gloom lurking on every corner. We thought we had this election wrapped up.

Despite a barely limping economy (one more sluggish than it would otherwise be but for President Obama’s big-government, Keynesian policy prescriptions) the Romney-led GOP still couldn’t seal the deal and recapture the White House.  And so, the reality of an Obama second term has set in, and it’s proving to be an extraordinarily difficult pill to swallow.

It’s time for the GOP to snap out of it.

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Nov. 3, 2012

What Obama Has Done, Not What He Says -- Matters

By Ed Pozzuoli

America is at a critical crossroads, and Obama just doesn’t get it.

Having steered the U.S. economy into a ditch that he created given his unfortunate reprise of big government spending and big regulation liberalism last in vogue in the 1930s, President Obama—remarkably—is asking voters for another term. Unfortunately, the problems created and worsened by our 44th President are far bigger than he is. Whom we elect in November will affect the course of our country, for better or worse, for decades to come. In 2008, candidate Obama was on the side of history and great promise. In 2012, history shows a trail of broken promises and gridlock that make President Obama appear small and wholly incapable of leading the American renewal we desperately need.

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Oct. 14, 2012

Why It's Time for the Voters to Fire President Obama

By Ed Pozzuoli

When you really think about economic growth, what first might appear mysterious on the surface quickly becomes easy to understand. Economic growth results from the hard-wired desire of the individual to produce in order to consume. We all pursue our individual economic specialties, and then we exchange the fruits of our labor for all the things – cars, houses, clothes, food – that we don’t specialize in producing.

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Sep. 6, 2012

The Path To Job Creation Runs Through Regulatory Reform

By Ed Pozzuoli

With rates of U.S. unemployment still stuck in the nosebleed range of 8%+, and economic growth limp, copious amounts of ink are being spilled by politicians and academics offering ways out of our economic slump.  Not surprisingly, most of the solutions involve tax and entitlement reform.

 

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Mar. 2, 2012

The Risks of Promoting Without Giving Raises

By PAUL O. LOPEZ

 

Cash is king, especially during difficult economic times. More and more business owners are thinking out of the box when it comes to trying to keep morale up in the workplace.

Promotions are an obvious way to try to boost morale, especially among key employees who generally are happy to have increased duties and status.

But how can you afford to do so when there is no extra money to provide raises? What if your revenues are way down, yet you cannot afford to lose your key people to the competition?

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What hurt Detroit? (Hint: It wasn't hard work or capital)

(An op-ed in Fox Business)

It’s said that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality.

So it is both fitting and appropriate that the next round of presidential debates is taking place in Detroit, which has been assaulted with the real-world consequences of two generations of liberal Democratic rhetoric and misrule.

Memo to Democrats: Freedom and Education are Inextricably linked

(An op-ed featured in the Miami Herald)

The Democrats’ two nights of debate blather in Miami were astoundingly lean on two essential subjects — freedom and education. And the debates were especially lean given how the very state where they gathered is proving that freedom and education can work together to cost-effectively deliver real results – including in Miami-Dade County.

 

COMMERCIAL LENDERS AND TRADE CREDITORS OF THE COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY – A NEW COURT RULING THAT ALTERS THE RIGHTS TO RETAINAGES.

When a construction contractor defaults on a loan with its lender, and, at the same time, a surety bond issuer is required to pay on a claim for the construction project, there has been some legal uncertainty as to the entitlement to any retainages at the conclusion of the construction project when the general contractor has entered a bankruptcy proceeding. A bankruptcy judge has issued a very detailed legal opinion on the topic of priorities as to retainage which will likely be widely followed by bankruptcy courts throughout the country which is important and significant for all lenders, trade creditors and suppliers of those in the commercial construction industry and issuers of surety bonds. 

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